Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen visited a local Walmart store today and helped stock up Proctor & Gamble products for the Vet House, an organization dedicated to providing interim housing for honorably discharged veterans.
Allen and his Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors partnered with Proctor & Gamble to help better the lives of Chicago veterans through the support of the Eddie Beard Homeless Veterans’ Housing Program.
After stocking up, Allen made a personal appearance and a special delivery to the Vet House. Additionally, Proctor & Gamble and Walmart provided a year-supply of much-needed products for the Vet House including paper towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other toiletry products.
Supporting veterans is a very important cause for Allen. With family members who are veterans, Allen started his foundation, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors in 2009 following a USO trip to U.S. Military Bases in the Middle East. “I’m happy to have this opportunity to work with P&G and Walmart on a cause that’s near and dear to my heart,” said Allen.
The mission of the organization is to provide financial assistance and support to injured veterans by building and/or renovating handicap accessible homes to support wounded warriors. “Our wounded warriors have sacrificed to protect our freedom, and this is one important way of recognizing them for their service and saying thank you,” said Allen.