Armed Forces Foundation, with Oshkosh Defense, Announces Successful Close of the Rumble With a Cause Sweepstakes
OSHKOSH, Wis. — May 3, 2010 — The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), together with Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today that its Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes has come to a close. With donations still coming in, the sweepstakes has raised more than $150,000 to date for the AFF, which provides assistance to active and retired military members, as well as their families.
“People across the nation showed tremendous enthusiasm for the sweepstakes and its goal to support the AFF,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “The men and women who serve our country can encounter a number of obstacles and hardships when they return home, as can their families. The AFF provides crucial support services to help military members and their families cope with loss, manage the physical and psychological aftereffects of war, and transition back to civilian life.”
With the support of Oshkosh, the AFF launched the Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes in October 2009. Oshkosh donated two custom-painted Army- and Marine Corps-themed Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycles as the sweepstakes grand prizes. Donations raised through the sweepstakes will support the AFF and its wide range of assistance to active and retired military members, and their families, including counseling, living expenses, funeral arrangements, housing improvements and career counseling.
While sweepstakes entries are no longer being accepted, those wishing to support the AFF and its many services can still make a donation through the Rumble With a Cause Web site at www.rumblewithacause.org or by texting AFF to 90999 to give $10.
About The Armed Forces Foundation:
The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) was established in 2001 as a national 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. A part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s America Supports You program, AFF considers it their duty; honor and privilege to serve the needs of those that have bravely served our country. AFF issues direct aid to our wounded warriors, as well as active-duty, retired personnel, Guard, Reserve Components, and their families through a variety of programs. From financial assistance to morale, welfare and recreation, AFF’s dedication to our troops help them get back on their feet and care for their loved ones at home. For more information, please visit www.armedforcesfoundation.org. “Serving Those Who Serve” • 16 North Carolina Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003 • T: 202.547.4713 • Tax ID No.: 75-3070368 • CFC # 12247
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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