Cash America coworkers
eagerly await the troops
Each and every day, DFW International Airport acts as a bustling hub for members of the United States military. Hundreds of service men and women arrive daily for two weeks of rest and recuperation (R&R). Regardless of where their final destinations are, the Dallas/Fort Worth community makes their homecoming unforgettable.
In an effort to assist members of the armed forces on their journeys home, the United Services Organization (USO) developed the “Welcome Home a Hero” program. Since November 2004, DFW Airport has assisted thousands of military men and women. Members of the community are also invited to greet the arriving troops, continuing and expanding this wonderful tradition.
As a company dedicated to honoring and assisting our service men and women, Cash America created the DFW Ambassador’s Program – or Military Meet & Greet– an initiative designed to support those who risk their lives for our freedom and encourage coworker volunteerism.
Troops arrive at
Every third Friday of the month, Cash America coworkers, from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, head to the DFW Airport to welcome home the U.S. troops. At the airport, Cash America coworkers are armed with hundreds of goody bags filled with treats and thank you cards to be handed to the soldiers who are heading home. “We ought to treat them as what they really are," said Bill Horne, Cash America senior vice president. "They are protectors of our way of life and they are to be viewed that way."
Over the years, hundreds of Cash America coworkers have had the chance to participate in the Military Meet & Greet at DFW Airport. "It was great to see Cash America as one of the dominant groups out there, there are other groups, but Cash America is one of the dominant groups and that did my heart well,” said Horne who often volunteers to greet the troops. It’s a profound experience and a unique opportunity to personally thank and encourage military personnel for their sacrifice and service to our great nation.
Our coworkers pass
out goody bags
This Saturday, in honor of Armed Forces Day, take a moment to remember our troops. Their courage, patriotism and sacrifice ensure our peace and freedom.