Children of Fallen Patriots Benefit Propane Delivery Truck
Cause: America's military
Charity: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Location: Columbus, GA/Fort Benning, GA
Ferrellgas Dedicates Camouflage Bobtail Truck to Children of Fallen Patriots
Ferrellgas added to its fleet of military-themed charity "bobtail" propane delivery trucks with an Army Camo vehicle honoring Cpl. Benjamin Ashley, who was killed in action in 2007 while serving his country in Iraq. Cpl. Ashley was the son-in-law of longtime Ferrellgas Employee Lynne Hicks. Proceeds from the truck will be donated to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (CFPF).
The CFPF bobtail will serve the Columbus, Georgia, area, including Fort Benning. Ferrellgas Chairman James E. Ferrell attended infantry officer's training at Fort Benning in 1963. “The time I spent in Fort Benning was a formative experience and a key contributor to my success in business,” said Ferrell. “By supporting organizations like the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation we hope to play a role in helping other young people achieve their goals.”
“The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is grateful for this opportunity,” said David Kim, president and founder of CFPF. “This camo bobtail is a wonderful symbol to the families who lost a loved one defending our freedom that Americans everywhere are grateful for their sacrifice.”
The CFPF bobtail is the newest of several specialty bobtails launched by Ferrellgas throughout the country to help support various causes, including breast cancer research and the MS Society.
The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation was established in 2002 and provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or accidents.