Cardin, Ruppersberger to Kick-Off New National Hotel Program for Wounded Warriors
American public can donate hotel reward points to military families in need
(Washington, DC) – Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (both D-MD) on Monday will officially launch a new nation-wide program allowing Americans to donate hotel reward points to wounded warriors and their families. Six major hotel companies are participating in “Hotels for Heroes,” which will defray the travel costs of wounded warriors receiving care through the military health system, as well as to family and friends visiting them.
The program, which was created by bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Ruppersberger and Senator Cardin, will be administered by the nonprofit Fisher House. The Allen family, including wounded warrior Staff Sergeant Charles Allen, will be available to speak about how the program will benefit military families.
Who: Senator Ben Cardin
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
David Coker, President, Fisher House
What: Cardin, Ruppersberger to Kick-Off New National Hotel Program for Wounded Warriors
When: 11:00 AM, Monday, July 16, 2012
Where: JW Marriott Hotel – Garden Terrace Room
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004