Throughout the week of Veterans Day, people across the country send messages of thanks and gratitude via acts of service, handshakes, and social media – all with the common goal of showing appreciation for those who risked their lives for our freedom in the United States.
To pay tribute to those heroes and bring smiles to their faces, Rich Products Corporation hosted two pizza parties – complete with piping hot pizza pies and delicious desserts – the day before Veterans Day at the Veterans New York Harbor Healthcare System in Manhattan and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. More than 200 veterans joined the festivities, and attendees were also provided a complimentary copy of the newly released novel, “Looking Through Water” by Rich’s Chairman Bob Rich. All of the proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to Project Healing Waters, a non-profit organization aiding the physical and emotional rehabilitation of our veterans.
Major General Kenneth Dowd, U.S. Army (RET.), along with Donna Reeves-Collins, Rich Products Corporation, were on hand in D.C. to personally serve the vets, and Kim Rich-Lupkin, Sales Development Manager, Rich Products Corporation, and Rich’s Chef Sam Selvaggio, served the pizzas in New York.
“It’s our honor and pleasure to serve those who have served us so faithfully,” said Reeves-Collins. “Along with the rest of the country, we’re grateful for their bravery and courage, and we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made. We hope they enjoy these all-American pizza pies.”
In addition to the pizza luncheons, Rich’s also donated more than 100 frozen pizzas to the USO Warrior and Family Center at Ft. Belvoir, the largest center of its kind in the country, and to the USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda.