The Official Mover of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program
By Ryan Cox
Nov 15, 2017
The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) honors America’s severely wounded veterans with specially adapted smart homes which are built to help restore independence for heroes that have sacrificed so much. We are proud to be the official moving company of the Gary Sinise Foundation, supporting their efforts by transporting the furniture donated by Gary Sinise Foundation partner, Shubert Design and moving the families into their new homes. Since 2014, we have hauled 275,412 pounds of home furnishings for specially adapted smart home recipients, traveling over 21,955 miles coast-to-coast and everywhere in between to safely deliver to our countries’ heroes.
Last month, we were honored to help move United States Marine Corps Sergeant (Ret.) Michael Frazier and his beautiful family to their new home in Pittsboro, North Carolina. 15,000 pounds, 763 miles and countless hours of manpower from the Gary Sinise Foundation team, generous donors and volunteers helped to make this a home for a family that beyond deserves it. We couldn’t be more honored to be part of it.
About the Gary Sinise Foundation and the R.I.S.E. Program:
In 2011, Gary Sinise established the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their families. Sinise believes as citizens, supporting the heroes of our nation is a responsibility each of us must carry. In fact, the Gary Sinise Foundation is principled off President Calvin Coolidge’s note, “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.” And the Gary Sinise Foundation practices what they preach through a variety of programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
The Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program builds specially adapted smart homes for America’s severely wounded veterans. Each home features automated amenities to ease the daily challenges these heroes face. Since Sinise’s personal involvement in 2010, to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s efforts today, 61 homes have been completed or are currently underway with 8-10 additional wounded heroes and their families accepted into the program each year, for as long as there is the need.
The Gary Sinise Foundation’s mission to never stop serving our nation’s heroes and families is deep rooted and continues to make a difference with new and existing programs. For more information, you can check out the www.Gary SiniseFoundation.org