James Martin Associates donates money to Wounded Warrior Project

James Martin Associates donates money to Wounded Warrior Project

Roger Fick of Wilson Nurseries won an annual raffle and chose WWP as his charity of choice.

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February 6, 2019

VERNON HILLS, Ill. - At this year’s annual Partner Appreciation Event, landscape and snow management company James Martin Associates and its partners raised $4,710 for charity, with Russo Power Equipment making a substantial contribution to the total.

Roger Fick of Wilson Nurseries won the raffle drawing and selected the Wounded Warrior Project to receive the donation.

WWP serves military veterans who were injured on or after September 11, 2001. It offers an independence program, a combat stress recovery program, peer and family support, and much more. They have 18 offices around the country, including a local office in Chicago.

This is the third time that JMA has donated to WWP through their Partner Appreciation Events. Fick
himself enlisted in the Navy in 1956. He served first in the ceremonial guard in Washington, D.C. and

then aboard the USS Boston.

He said organizations like WWP, “hopefully encourage people to serve their country if they know

both they and their family will be taken care of – even if they get wounded.”

Dan Miller from WWP’s Warrior Speak team accepted the donation on behalf of the organization. During

his visit to JMA, Fick and Miller were able to exchange stories about their service in the military.

“It’s always good to meet a fellow veteran and express just how much these kinds of donations mean to wounded warriors,” Miller said. “The mission of (WWP) is to honor and empower our nation’s warriors and help them lead a productive and happy life,” Miller said. “They have personally helped me do that, and I’m honored to be able to give back to this cause.”

“After almost 20 years of supporting the Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation, I am happy that JMA can
further support our soldiers and military veterans by this third contribution to the Wounded Warrior
Project,” said JMA President Jim Martin. “It was great to share the presentation with long-time friend Roger Fick and new friend Dan Miller.”