Florida National Guard Public Affairs Specialist, SFC Blair Heusdens, announced to Historic City News that Kangaroo Express made a donation of $180,000 to benefit the Florida National Guard Foundation in St Augustine today.
Maj. Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw, the Adjutant General of Florida, accepted a check on behalf of the Foundation at the Florida National Guard headquarters.
“This contribution will go a long way in helping the Foundation to provide support to soldiers and airmen and their families in their time of need,” said Retired Brig. Gen. Richard Capps, President of the Florida National Guard Foundation.
This summer, Kangaroo Express raised a total of $3.17 million during the company’s “Salute Our Troops” fundraising campaign for military support organizations, including the United Services Organization, the Wounded Warrior Project as well as the Florida National Guard Foundation.
“This significant donation builds on our ongoing commitment and gratitude for the sacrifices required to protect our nation and preserve our freedom,” said John Fisher, senior vice president of marketing, merchandising and restaurant operations for Kangaroo Express. “We look forward to continuing to work with the FLNG Foundation to support our National Guard servicemen and women and their families right here in Florida.”
The Florida National Guard Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support to the men and women of the Florida National Guard in times of emergencies and deployments. Due to its low administrative costs, 95 percent of the donations to the Foundation go directly to assisting the men and women of the Florida National Guard.