JCPenney employees donate to local Wounded Warrior program
JCPenney manager Lisa Woodward recently presented $263 in cash to officers of the Major John R. Tapia Military Order of the Purple Heart of Prescott, Chapter 608, for the group's local Wounded Warrior Program. The money was donated by employees who gave $2 per day for the privilege of "dressing down" at work during the Memorial Day weekend. The generous donation was accepted by commander Alfonso Santillan Jr., inductee of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society, and senior vice commander Michael Brody. One hundred percent of the donation will be used to assist local severely combat-wounded veterans in the Yavapai County area.
The program was recently instituted by the local Military Order of the Purple Heart chapter and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #78 to aid returning Afghan War and Iraqi War veterans. JCPenney employees became aware of the program through an article in The Daily Courier about a donation to the parents of Michael Martinez, who was the first recipient of the award.
Anyone wishing to participate in this program with a donation can call Santillan at 778-2030.