EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. (May 1, 2018) – Throughout its history, 84 Lumber has maintained a strong commitment to our military members. To continue that tradition, the company will host its third annual Operation Appreciation campaign throughout May in honor of Military Appreciation Month. The contest will award an $8,400 84 Lumber store credit to three current or veteran military members or families in need of home repairs or improvements.
84 Lumber will accept nominations between May 1 and May 25 via an online contest platform. One winner will be selected each week starting May 7 and ending the week of May 21. The winners will be contacted directly and announced on the company’s social media channels. Nominees will be evaluated on need as well as proximity to an 84 Lumber store, among other criteria.
“Operation Appreciation is one of our favorite initiatives each year,” said 84 Lumber’s Vice President of Marketing Amy Smiley. “This program allows us to honor heroes from communities across the country while also giving back to those who have given so much.”
In addition to the contest, 84 Lumber will provide the following in May:
- A 10 percent discount for all military personnel that was recently extended to first responders (also applies year-round)
- Custom care packages that will be deployed to military members worldwide
- Custom Operation Appreciation T-shirts for all 84 Lumber associates
The company also has Combat Wounded purple parking spots at stores nationwide and puts a strong emphasis on hiring former military members. It currently employs more than 350 veterans. One of those veterans, Regional Recruiter Nick Chestnut out of the Summerville, S.C. store (#2412), recently shared his story about transitioning from the Air Force to 84 Lumber.