RV Dealership Honored Veterans and Active Military with Month-Long Fundraiser
Tampa, Fla. (December 15, 2014) – Lazydays, The RV Authority, announces it has raised a grand total of $16,837 from its “Military Appreciation” fundraiser this past November. Both the Tampa and Tucson locations of Lazydays participated in the month-long initiative aimed at honoring veterans, active and injured military personnel in America to thank them for their service.
“We are absolutely thrilled at the support of our customers and employees during the November military fundraiser,” said Lazydays Chief Marketing Officer John Lebbad. “These funds, made possible by our great customers, will be going to important charities in Arizona and Florida that are truly making a difference in the lives of military families. It is with great joy and pride that we salute our military and veterans alongside the RV community by presenting these gifts.”
In Tampa, the funds are benefitting Operation Helping Hand (Op HH), a local non-profit organization founded in 2004 to provide assistance and support to wounded and injured active duty military (and their families) who are being treated at the James A. Haley VA Hospital. The Veterans’ Hospital accepts active duty military transfers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda National Naval Medical Center and other military medical centers in Tampa. It specializes in treating injuries such as blindness, amputations, blast injuries, burns, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
In Tucson, the funds raised will benefit the Arizona Fisher House which provides a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. There are currently 64 Fisher Houses throughout the United States and Germany. Tucson has been selected as the Arizona location for a new Fisher House. The Fisher House Foundation is matching funds raised to build the House.
Lazydays®, founded in 1976, is the world’s largest RV dealership. Based on 126 acres outside Tampa, FL since 1996 and over 30 acres in Tucson, AZ since 2011, Lazydays has the largest selection of RV brands in the nation. Lazydays features nearly 300 service bays, more than 1500 new and pre-owned RVs, and 2 onsite campgrounds with over 600 RV campsites. Lazydays has built its reputation on providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional service and product expertise, and as a place to rest and recharge with other RVers. More than a quarter million RVers and their families visit Lazydays every year, making it “their home away from home.” Lazydays has been named as one of the Top 50 RV Dealers by RV Business magazine. It has also been recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s “Top Work Places.” The Lazydays Employee Foundation, supported by payroll contributions from over 60% of Lazydays’ employees, has contributed more than one million dollars to make many historic changes for at-risk children in the Tampa Bay and Tucson communities. For most people, Lazydays isn’t just the beginning of their journey; it’s very much a part of their ride. To learn more, visit www.Lazydays.com.