Sevier County Bank recently announced that its employee charity of the month for July 2018 is Honor Air Knoxville. SCB's Dressed Down for My Town (#DD4MT) employee jeans day donations during July will benefit this East Tennessee charity.
Honor Air Knoxville is a non-profit organization that takes WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans on a chartered flight to Washington, D.C. for tours of the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Marine and Air Force Memorials. Any World War II veteran, Korean War veteran, or Vietnam War veteran (that served in-country) from East Tennessee is eligible to apply for the trip.
Making the trip with fellow veterans, not only provides time to enjoy camaraderie but also time to reflect. Honor Air’s flight coordinator Jim Cundall shares that for many, the trip provides much-needed healing. "Veterans will carefully study the memorials to find the names of those they served with that did not make it home."
The cost for this one day all-expense paid trip is approximately $500 per veteran. Prestige Cleaners in Knoxville covers all related administrative expenses so that every dollar donated is applied directly to the cost of the trip.
"Honor Air Knoxville is grateful to the employees of Sevier County Bank for choosing us to be a recipient of their charitable giving," said founder Eddie Mannis. "Their support shows the incredible value they place on our veterans’ service and sacrifice."
SCB is proud to support Honor Air Knoxville and is asking folks in the community to join them. You can help fund future flights for Sevier County veterans by making a monetary donation at any SCB location.
Any East Tennessee veteran wishing to apply to take part in a future flight can apply online at http://www.honorairknoxville.com/. Paper applications can also be obtained at any SCB location. Full information about the organization, including testimonials and the need for flight chaperone volunteers, can be found online or obtained by calling 865-938-7701.