The American LED Alliance now goes beyond U.S. Job Creation and Energy Savings to support U.S. Veterans


Posted on Thursday 26th July 2018



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Press Release:

The American LED Alliance now goes beyond U.S. Job Creation and Energy Savings to support U.S. Veterans

COLUMBIA, MO, July 26, 2018 --  The American LED Alliance announced today the selection of The Independence Fund as the recipient of its philanthropic donations. Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has delivered proven energy savings over the past decade, across public and private sector facilities. In addition to promoting energy saving and job creation through U.S. LED manufacturing, The American LED Alliance is now dedicating 5% of the membership dues to support U.S. Veterans in need beyond the support that they receive from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“We applaud the work that The Independence Fund has undertaken in support of the men and women of armed services that make so many sacrifices to preserve the freedoms that we cherish.” - Charlie Szoradi, Leadership Council Chairman of the American LED Alliance.

The Independence Fund is a national nonprofit assisting wounded, ill, and injured Veterans and their Caregivers. The organization has provided more than $50 million of direct support to military families since it was founded in 2007.

“We are tremendously grateful for the support shown by American LED Alliance through our new partnership and look forward to what will be a very successful campaign to provide assistance to the men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our Nation,” - Sarah Verardo, Executive Director of The Independence Fund.

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About the American LED Alliance:

The American LED Alliance is dedicated to connecting authentic Made in USA LED manufacturers of Buy American Act (BAA) Compliant LED lighting, fixtures, sensors, and controls, with qualified contractors and U.S. government procurement personnel at federal, state, and municipal levels. The American LED Alliance also provides resources for private sector buyers and communicates the advantages of American LED lighting innovation across the marketplace. Membership levels extend to the ecosystem of service providers with Associate Categories ranging from lighting auditors to installers and from rebate administrators to ESCOs.

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About The Independence Fund:

The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s severely wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. We are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families. Through our Mobility, Caregiver, Adaptive Sports, and Advocacy programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their caregivers. More about our Mission and Who We Help.


Matthew Schaaf, Executive Director of the American LED Alliance

1-866-425-2533 | 1-866-4-ALA-LED

Paul McKellips, Senior Director of Communication of The Independence Fund

C: 704-779-9767




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