“When we started this endeavor of the Field of Valor, we needed to find business partners and members of the community to help us with this effort. We made contact with the Home Depot at Tustin and Taft in Orange, as the company has a history of supporting Veteran causes all over the country. This store was no exception; from the moment that we started the discussion with store manager Keith Allen and Assistant Manager Patricia Lattanzio, Home Depot was all in!” says Community Foundation of Orange President Gary Remland. “Home Depot has offered to help with materials, staffing and setting the field; they have been amazing with their enthusiasm and commitment to this event.” Allen concurred, “Home Depot is proud to support the Community Foundation of Orange in honoring those who serve through their Field of Valor. In addition to supporting the Field of Valor, we continue to be deeply involved in the placement and support of our Veterans through our ‘Celebration of Service’ program, which runs from 9/10 to 11/11 every year. Team Depot has contributed over $80 million in the last five years in projects to improve the physical surroundings and self-esteem of our brave Veterans. The 1000s of volunteer hours worked by our associates, many of whom are themselves Veterans, on these projects are appreciated by the Veterans served as well as our associates.”
“We hope this is the beginning of a great partnership with Home Depot in serving together here in Orange,” voiced Remland. “I can’t say thank you enough for their commitment to this project as well as to the other individuals and businesses who have partnered with CFO in sponsoring the Field of Valor. This is exciting!” Fellow major sponsors Catherine Sorensen, Ashley Furniture Home Stores, Remland Insurance, Milan Capital Management, The RJ Noble Company, and Selman Chevrolet join the Home Depot in helping the Community Foundation of Orange make this Inaugural Field of Valor one the committee believes will be a pride-filled, patriotic event that will continue for years to come.From November 8th – 11th Handy Park (2143 E. Oakmont Ave, Orange) will be transformed into a sea of 1776 American flags, raising money for local active duty Military and their families, and Veterans, while honoring and proudly recognizing those who are currently serving in the military, those who have served, and those who paid the ultimate price, by giving their lives in service to our country.
Individual 3’x5’ flags (made in the U.S.A.) are $35; they can be purchased and tributes completed online at the Field of Valor page
Those interested in becoming involved with the Field of Valor by becoming a sponsor or volunteer can contact Susie Cunningham, CFO Executive Director via email: firstname.lastname@example.org