Bennett has a strong history of supporting the military and veterans, with a significant number of our employees, drivers, and customers having military service backgrounds. This shared value of patriotism has forged a special relationship with WAA. Besides financial donations, Bennett proudly contributes to the mission of WAA by volunteering to gather and transport wreaths from Columbia Falls, Maine, to the Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia. These truck driver teams are affectionately known as the “Rolling Ambassadors.”
Bennett’s aim to support WAA’s mission does not stop at hauling wreaths. Since 2018, Bennett was first to bring the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit to their local community. The exhibit educates people about our nation’s history and the sacrifices that were made to defend our freedoms.
In 2021, WAA honored Bennett Family of Companies with the James Prout Spirit of Giving Award. This award recognizes companies that have gone above and beyond to support the organization’s mission to remember, honor, and teach.
In 2022, the Bennett Family of Companies included a special ceremony and wrapped trailer honoring the 13 service members lost in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
Bennett achieved its goal of covering every gravesite at the Andersonville National Cemetery with 20,500 wreaths for the holidays. This result represents the shared commitment to preserving the memory of our fallen heroes and the sacrifices they made.
The Bennett Family of Companies and the Taylor Family Foundation’s contributions have been instrumental in the success of WAA’s mission. Their shared values have motivated the teams to work together towards honoring our fallen heroes, educating the youth, and remembering the sacrifices made for us to enjoy our freedoms. Through this partnership, both Bennett and WAA demonstrate their unwavering commitment to giving back to the community and our nation’s future.