Mark and Joan Brown (left) present a check to the Wounded Warrior Project for $21,000. Iraq war veterans Silas Loomis and Kurt Miller (right) received the check on behalf of the organization.
BOMOSEEN — The employees of Browns Auto Salvage and Premium Recycled Parts North East are supporting injured service members through the Wounded Warrior Project.
For years Browns Auto Salvage and the Team PRP NE partners have had a Christmas tradition of exchanging holiday baskets.
Last Christmas co-owner Joanie Brown looked at all the goodies that fortunate people were lavishing on other fortunate people and thought “We could do better than this.” She proposed to the group that, in lieu of gifts to each other, they support our brothers and sisters who have served our country and are in need of services.
The company agreed and Team PRP NE recently presented the Wounded Warrior Project with a Christmas check for $21,000.
More than 50,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war, including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.
Team PRP North East is a network of 21 auto recyclers who work together as partners to provide overnight service and top quality auto parts to body shops, mechanical repairers, and the general public. Browns Auto Salvage in Bomoseen is the Vermont partner.