If you buy propane from Harvest Land Co-op, based in Richmond and serving farmers in east-central Indiana, three cents per every gallon sold this winter will go toward Wounded Warriors in Action.
The non-profit group is sponsoring a special program called the Delivering Honor program. Money raised through this effort will go toward outdoor activities sponsored by Wounded Warriors in Action for local wounded veterans.
The goal of WWIA is to provide world-class outdoor sporting activities to Purple Heart recipients. Headquartered at Apollo Beach, Florida, WWIA serves the entire country, officials with Harvest Land Co-op note. While sports is the vehicle, the real goals are increasing self-reliance and bolstering self- confidence, WIAA says.
"With every propane fill, we're proud to 'Deliver Honor' to our wounded American veterans," says Scott Logue, president and CEO of Harvest Land Co-op. The program officially kicked of just before Veteran's Day in November, and continues all winter.
One propane truck in the fleet of Harvest Land propane delivery trucks is designated for Delivering Honor. It features the WIAA and Harvest Land logos in camouflage theme.
Harvest Land will donate three cents per gallon up to $25,000 for propane delivered this winter, spokespersons say. The co-op serves several counties in east-central Indiana and southwest Ohio. Steve Dlugosz, an agronomist and Indiana Certified Crop Adviser with Harvest Land, is a frequent contributor to Crops Corner and Bug Beat columns in Indiana Prairie Farmer.
One reason Harvest Land is eager to participate in the program, Logue says, is because the goal of WWIA is to help heal the wounds of veterans that doctors can't fix. That includes feelings of lack of confidence and the ability to still accomplish positive things.