Wayfair Salutes Veterans By Donating Furniture To Texas A&M
The Veteran Resource & Support Center at Texas A&M University recently received all new office furnishings donated by Wayfair just in time for Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The center moved from its previous location in the Koldus Building to new space in the Memorial Student Center in the heart of campus. Wayfair representatives said the donation is a way of saying thanks to all veterans.
“It is a way of making an impact on the facility here and also on our community,” said David McCullar of Wayfair during a local TV interview. “Our veterans have given us so much. They served our country, and this is a way of giving back to them. So this is a thank you to veterans for all they have done for us. It’s an honor for us to give back just a little bit of what they have given to all of us.”
Wayfair, founded in 2002, is an e-commerce company that sells furniture and home goods. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the company offers more than 14 million items from over 11,000 global supplies and also has offices in Canada, the UK, Germany and Ireland.
Ashlyn Sharp, a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets who is also serving in the U.S. Air Force, said the donation is appreciated “because we have hand-me-downs for the past few years, and moving into a new place is like getting a new lease on life.
“A lot of the community here in College Station is willing to help out the veterans office here, so it says a lot about Wayfair and how they want to help in that capacity,” Sharp said.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday that originally started to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities were formally ended at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Texas A&M also annually recognizes Military Appreciation Day. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 when the Aggies take on South Carolina at Kyle Field.