Tulsa employees raise more than $50,000 for local veterans

Spirit employees in Tulsa raised more than $50,000 for a pair of local organizations who help veterans in Oklahoma.

The funds were raised by employees through luncheons, the Tulsa Good Neighbor Fund and Spirit’s corporate donations to support Partners for Heroes and Coffee Bunker.

Spirit AeroSystems employees with representatives from Partners for Heroes.
Spirit AeroSystems employees with representatives from Partners for Heroes.
Spirit AeroSystems employees gathered with representatives from Coffee Bunker.
Spirit AeroSystems employees gathered with representatives from Coffee Bunker.

“Supporting these veterans’ organizations in Oklahoma is a passion of Spirit employees in Tulsa,” said Connie Law, Spirit’s Good Neighbor Fund (GNF) Tulsa President. “We feel it’s important that we support those who have served our nation and protected freedoms at home and abroad. By contributing funds through the GNF and other employee fundraising activities we are able to help local veterans and their families.”

Partners for Heroes received an $8,000 grant from Spirit’s GNF in Tulsa. The organization also received an additional $23,566 from other employee donations and fundraisers. The money will be used to build a wheelchair-friendly path at the Partners for Heroes facility, along with access to wheelchair-friendly fishing docks and boat ramps.

The Coffee Bunker received $5,000 grant from the GNF in Tulsa, along with a $15,000 Spirit corporate grant and $1,566 in employee donations to help with activities to support veterans and their families.

About Spirit’s Good Neighbor Fund:
The Good Neighbor Fund is an employee-run organization with boards of directors at each of Spirit’s U.S. locations. Since 2005, the GNF has given more than $22 million to nonprofit agencies and relief organizations where Spirit employees work and live.

About Partners for Heroes:

Partners For Heroes was founded to raise awareness through providing tranquil gathering and recuperative outdoor activity areas, including hunting and fishing experiences nationwide for our US military personnel, first responders, and their families

About Coffee Bunker:
Coffee Bunker is the flagship program of Honor Bunker, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in Tulsa. Its mission is to offer opportunities that support our service members and veterans toward successful reintegration with their families and communities.