Aero Industries Inc., a tarp systems and transportation accessories manufacturer, raised and donated $10,600 dollars to the nonprofit Folds of Honor recently. The donated money will provide scholarships to two families in the Indianapolis area.
Folds of Honor creates scholarships and offers assistance to the families of United States military personnel who were killed or wounded while on active duty.
Aero Industries Inc. began raising money for Folds of Honor after its representatives encountered Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor, at a convention last year. The company was looking for a substantial way to recognize and honor military members at the Mid-America Trucking Show and developed a relationship with the Folds of Honor Indianapolis chapter. According to the nonprofit’s website, their mission is to “close the gap, providing educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers.”
“They really take care of them. It’s not just a one year thing and they’re done,” said Jeff Boyd, vice president of sales and marketing at Aero Industries Inc. “It’s always there for them.”