AURORA, Ill. — JB Industries recently donated $10,000 to Operation Homefront to support the families of U.S. service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and financial assistance.

In July 2014, JB Industries launched the Patriot 2-Valve Brass Manifold manufactured at its Aurora, Illinois, facility. For each Patriot sold, JB will donate $1 to Operation Homefront. In the spirit of giving, many wholesalers have also joined the effort to support and have matched the donation. In January, JB launched its new Mini Split Kit, which also includes the Patriot manifold to continue its support of military families.

“Since 1967, we’ve been committed to manufacturing American-made products, and what better way to give back than to recognize those who make our freedom possible,” said Jeff Cherif, president of JB Industries. “We choose to partner with Operation Homefront because of its high rating with charity watchdog groups, where they have proven time and time again that they ensure the money raised goes directly toward the families. Rallying around this program shows our customers and end users that our industry not only values high-quality American products, but also supports our troops. This is the first of many donations to come, and we are proud the money is going to individuals who ask for so little but deserve so much.”

“On behalf of the military families we assist, we’re grateful to JB Industries for its support,” said Kari McClellan, regional director, Operation Homefront. “The Patriot manifold offer is a great opportunity for JB Industries’ customers to show their appreciation for our men and women in uniform.”

Publication date: 7/13/2015 

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