Organization Partners


Organization Partners

 

Wreaths Across America partners with like-minded organizations that share common missions and goals to build awareness for the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, and that of their families. Through collaborative outreach on both the local and national levels, Wreaths Across America and its Partners are expanding the network of supporters, volunteers and donors while helping other organizations do the same. See below for a list of our current Organization Partners.


 
 
Pictured at the signing is (L-R) Candy Martin, National President, AGSM; and Karen Worcester, WAA Executive Director.

Pictured at the signing is (L-R) Candy Martin, National President, AGSM; and Karen Worcester, WAA Executive Director.

American Gold Star Mothers

AGSM is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. A Veterans Service Organization, established in 1928 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1984, American Gold Star Mothers continue to honor our sons and daughters through service — service to veterans and patriotic events.

The bond between Wreaths Across America and American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is long-standing as both national nonprofit organizations understand no one should ever be forgotten for their service and sacrifice.

On Oct. 20, 2016, at the Wreaths Across America Headquarters in Columbia Falls, Maine, the partnership was formalized in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement signed by Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester and President of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., Candy Martin.

The signed memorandum of understanding between the two groups outlines nine key agreements, such as the establishment of a steering committee with a representative from each organization, collaborative volunteer efforts and development of a partnership page on WAA’s website.

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Truckload Carriers Association

Truckload of Respect is an outreach project conducted and managed by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) to ensure that every remembrance wreath donated for placement on a veteran's grave as part of the Wreaths Across America project is delivered to its destination without cost to the charity or the cemetery. TCA works through its member companies and the trucking industry to secure volunteer commitments to haul every load of wreaths, and also coordinates the dispatch/delivery logistics for Wreaths Across America.

Watch to learn about the important role played by the TCA in the transport of wreaths across the country.

Working together in 2015, Wreaths Across America and Truckload of Respect met the challenge of placing wreaths on every grave in Arlington National Cemetery—more than 245,000 wreaths. Beyond Arlington, Truckload of Respect delivered 901,000 wreaths to 1,108 cemetery locations across the country.

While they are separate and independent entities, Wreaths Across America and TCA's Truckload of Respect program work together toward the common goal of honoring our fallen military veterans during the holiday season.