INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To honor a decorated Indianapolis veteran and dedicated volunteer with Wish for Our Heroes, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee and tight end Coby Fleener joined forces with leading appliance, electronics and furniture retailer, hhgregg (NYSE: HGG). Together, the group transformed the home of retired US Army veteran Erich Orrick, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.
Orrick, a single father of two young daughters, is a dedicated volunteer and board member with Wish For Our Heroes, an organization dedicated to assisting the men and women of the US active-duty military. The organization invited McAfee and Fleener to meet with Orrick. The Colts duo surprised the veteran and volunteer with a fun-filled weekend in Chicago in recognition of his work. Unbeknownst to Orrick, while he was in Chicago, McAfee, Fleener, the Biehle family and hhgregg associates overhauled the family’s home.
“Erich’s dedication to our country, community and his family has been an inspiration as I have gotten to know him,” said Pat McAfee. “I am proud to be joined by Coby and hhgregg to honor and show our support for Erich and Wish for Our Heroes.”
The Orrick family returned to the upgraded home that was outfitted with the latest in home theater, kitchen appliances and furniture, including Sharp TVs, GE kitchen appliance suite and a Broil King grill. In addition to the renovated home, McAfee and Fleener presented a $5,000 donation to Wish for Our Heroes in honor of Orrick’s service. To maximize the impact of this gift and demonstrate the importance of serving others, Orrick donated his previously owned furniture to another military family who lost their home in a house fire.
“We’re committed to helping create the homes of our customers’ dreams and enriching the lives of those in our communities,” said Dennis May, hhgregg’s CEO. “By partnering with Indianapolis fan favorites, we can have a positive impact on even more people within our community. We’re proud to be a part of making such a deserving community leader’s home even happier.”
The transformation of the home and the reveal can be viewed in this video.
hhgregg is as an appliance, electronics and furniture retailer that is committed to providing customers with a truly differentiated purchase experience through superior customer service, knowledgeable sales associates, and the highest quality product selections. Founded in 1955, hhgregg is a multi-regional retailer with 229 brick-and-mortar stores in 20 states that also offers market-leading global and local brands at value prices nationwide via hhgregg.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/hhgregg or follow us on Twitter, @hhgregg.
About Wish for Our Heroes
Wish for Our Heroes is a volunteer-based national charity dedicated to “Helping Heroes Battle Hardships” by granting wishes to military and their families. Since 2009, more than 1,500 wishes have been granted to military heroes. To assist with a $10 donation, text “AMERICA” to 20222. www.wish4ourheroes.org.
About Pat McAfee Foundation
The Pat McAfee Foundation was formed to provide scholarship assistance to the sons and daughters of US Military Personnel. For more information, please visit thepatmcafeefoundation.org.