WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to announce that Booz Allen Hamilton, Penske Truck Rental, ManTech International, The Jeffrey Carlton Charitable Foundation, and Captain Derek Herrera, USMC (Ret.), will be honored at the 2015 Mission: ABLE Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on October 6, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- The Sustain: ABLE Award—Booz Allen Hamilton, for long-term dedication to supporting veterans through financial assistance, pro bono projects and volunteer hours.
- The Achieve: ABLE Award—Penske Truck Rental, for financial support of Paralyzed Veterans’ mission to ensure that disabled veterans have access to health care, benefits and jobs.
- The Employ: ABLE Award—ManTech International, for leadership to end unemployment in the disabled veterans community.
- The Unstop: ABLE Award—Captain Derek Herrera, USMC (ret.), for inspiration demonstrating how adaptive sports and new technologies can improve quality of life for veterans with disabilities.
- The Humanitarian Award—The Jeffrey M. Carlton Trust, recognizing an outstanding contribution to help our disabled heroes live the lives their valor merits.
“We’re proud to honor these organizations and individuals who have in every way supported our mission of ensuring that some of our most disabled veterans get the health care, benefits and jobs they’ve earned,” said Al Kovach Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans. “We thank them for their continued support of our programs and look forward to celebrating our joint achievements in October.”
The annual awards ceremony raises funds to benefit Paralyzed Veterans programs and services, all of which are provided free to veterans. Last year a record-breaking $900,000 from corporate supporters was raised in support of the mission through the Mission: ABLE Awards.
To learn more about how you can support Paralyzed Veterans programs and services, please visit www.pva.org/awards.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (www.pva.org)