Because Dedicated Commercial Recovery is working to make a difference in the lives of veterans, active service members, and their families, Dedicated has today chosen to partner with American Gold Star Mothers.
Beginning this September 29th, Dedicated will kick off this partnership with a $500.00 donation. Then, moving forward, Dedicated will donate a set dollar amount for every piece of remarketed equipment and every successful repossession assignment. Dedicated’s hope is that these contributions will ultimately make a significant difference in the lives of veterans, active service members, and their families.
American Gold Star Mothers was founded in 1928 to maintain the ties of fellowship that result from military service; assist and further acts of patriotism; assist veterans, active service members, and their families; and perpetuate the memory of those whose lives were sacrificed in service to our country. The all-volunteer board is composed of mothers whose children made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.
“We are not an organization that takes donations and keeps them. We put that money back out in veteran communities and active duty communities, doing good works as God’s will. We are not an organization where there are salaries. We are all volunteers.” Cindy Tatum, National President of American Gold Star Mothers.
Currently, Gold Star Mothers is assisting an organization called Working Dogs for Vets, which trains rescue dogs for veterans with disabilities including PTSD, paralysis, and missing limbs. Working Dogs for Vets rescues dogs from shelters, matches these dogs with veterans or their family members, and trains these dogs to assist when needed.
Working Dogs for Vets helps hundreds of people each year, yet lacks a space for volunteers and veterans to gather. Gold Star mothers is therefore working to fund the construction of a kitchen and dining hall for this organization, and this will be Dedicated’s 2020 main partnership project.
“We want to further our giving efforts each year. This year we donated over 350,000 meals to Feed My Starving Children, yet I still knew there was more that Dedicated could offer,” said Shawn Smith, CEO of Dedicated Commercial Recovery. “A lot of our employees come from military backgrounds or have/had family in the military. It feels good knowing we can help those who help/ed serve our country.”