Honoring Veterans Contest 2012

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Whether it’s called Remembrance Day or Veterans Day where you live, November 11 is a day set aside in Canada and the U.S. to remember and honor those who have proudly served their countries in the armed services.

In recognition of those national observations and the individuals they honor, Amway sponsored the inaugural Honoring Veterans Contest.

From November 12 through 16, 2012, U.S. and Canadian IBOs were invited to share how they actively support, serve, or honor military veterans.

An independent judging panel reviewed all the story submissions and selected the five stories with the greatest:

  • Emotional appeal.
  • Scope of impact.
  • Level of service.

Awards of $500 were made to the organizations featured in the stories to further the work they’re doing.

Please continue to check back as we are proudly publishing each story, giving visibility to the amazing work that’s being done and the worthy individuals served.

Serving Those Who Have Served Our Country

Serving Those Who Have Served Our Country

June 7, 2013 0 comments

Since Patrick Mahoney joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2011, his father and mother, Amway Independent Business Owners Rich and Lisa Mahoney, have joined those serving as well. The Mahoneys have made the U.S. Marine Corps League and Auxiliary an integral part of their lives.  Through the national volunteer organizations they work in conjunction …Read Full Story

Military Veteran Given Texas Outdoor Adventure

Military Veteran Given Texas Outdoor Adventure

April 2, 2013 0 comments

National Guardsman Master Sergeant Anthony Cogdill (Tony) has completed 36 years of honorable Service to his country, but not without personal hardship. In the summer of 2011, Tony suffered a serious neck injury during a training exercise during his last deployment to Afghanistan. When he returned to the U. S., he was diagnosed …Read Full Story

Creating New Memories at the Minnesota Veterans Home

Creating New Memories at the Minnesota Veterans Home

April 2, 2013 3 comments

Kirk Larson, Amway Independent Business Owner and chairman of the all volunteer Minnesota Veterans Home (MVH) Family Council, is passionate about supporting veterans and their families and giving them opportunities to create new, happy memories. Elected to chair in 2008, Kirk has worked to establish the Council as a non-profit …Read Full Story

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Gives Thanks to Veterans

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Gives Thanks to Veterans

March 6, 2013 0 comments

What began in 2010 as a seven-member military support ministry is now a non-profit made up of 150 veterans, active service members, and other caring individuals. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River (BTYR SOTR) based in Minnesota and chaired by Amway Independent Business Owner Dawn Buhain, supports military veterans and …Read Full Story

Giving Hope to Military Families

Giving Hope to Military Families

February 4, 2013 2 comments

Amway IBOs Joel and Ardith Griffing, of central Florida, believe that a society is only as strong as the families of which it is comprised. Having grown up with strong, supportive families, the Griffings decided in 2001 to begin The Hope Collection (THC), a non-profit organization, with the goal of spreading …Read Full Story