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Rochester wholesale distributor supports local veterans



Rochester, New York – On Friday morning Regional Distributors presented a $10,000 check to a CDS program called Warrior Salute Veteran Services, which is a family business of veterans supporting veterans.

“All the money that we raise – it stays local and goes to their program, which is in Webster, and the great thing is, we get to see some of the guys that go through the program,” said David Scalen, the Executive VP and co-founder of Regional Distributors. “You can see firsthand the work that you do -the money you donate, and how it affects your community- that’s really important to us.”

COO at CDS Life Transitions, Andrew Sewnauth, explained the importance the funds will have on the program.

“The money that they give us allows us to give free transportation, food, clothing – a new hope, and a new start for our veterans that suffered from post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, [or] military sexual trauma,” said Sewnauth. “The things that can really tear down a person, these dollars help to build them right back up.”

On Friday, the organizations hosted a ceremony to present the check Friday and added live music and fun to celebrate the occasion.

“It’s important to us to be grateful for the sacrifices that the soldiers that defend our freedom, and preserve our freedom, make,” said Scalen. “That’s why we decorate our trucks the way we decorate them – that’s why we fly a flag on this building every single day. And we will continue to fly it, and we will continue to hire and support vets.”