NEW YORK,NY, December 28, 2012– On Friday, December 28, 2012, Hope For The Warriors® rang The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to begin the trading day. Hope For The Warriors® staff, board members, service members, and military families attended. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
Special guests included Col. Julian Alford, USMC; Capt. David A. Lane, USN, MD; and Sgt. Sean DeBevoise, USMC (Ret.), wounded veteran.
DeBevoise is originally from New City, NY, now resides in Hamlet, NC. On May 17, 2006, on a combat raid outside of Zaidon, DeBevoise received shrapnel and four bullet wounds across his body including one that penetrated his head. DeBevoise medically retired from the Marine Corps in June 2009.
Alford is currently at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. He has previously commanded the Basic School in Quantico, VA, and has commanded in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps 25 years ago.
Lane is the commanding officer for the Naval Hospital aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. He has served in the Navy for more than 37 years.
“Hope For The Warriors® is proud to be part of this American financial tradition,” Tina Atherall, Hope For The Warriors® Executive Vice President said. “We know that many on the trading floor share our belief that service members deserve our respect and honor.”
The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org
), an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.
Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.