Vacuworx to Support Folds of Honor with New Initiative

TULSA, OKLAHOMA, May 12, 2023—Vacuworx, the global leader in vacuum lifting technology, announced a new endeavor and has begun wrapping its flagship, iconic RC Series vacuum lifting systems in support of the non-profit organization Folds of Honor.

Folds of Honor is a highly rated not-for-profit that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States armed forces. In 2022, the organization expanded its mission to include first responders, now also providing scholarship opportunities in support of K-12, as well as post-secondary tuition.

Vacuworx, founded in 1999, is known for its commitment to safety, efficiency and productivity in multiple industries. The company wrapped one of the RC Series lifters in the Folds of Honor colors and brand standards – in admiration for an organization that’s awarded over 44,000 educational scholarships since 2007 – with more than 40% of these going to minority recipients.

With a shared commitment to aiding those in need, Vacuworx is wrapping the lifting equipment to raise awareness, simultaneously pledging to donate a minimum of 10% of the proceeds from the rental or sale of these pieces of equipment to Folds of Honor. This aligns significantly with their mission to empower people from every walk of life through education.

“Folds of Honor has always been on our radar in a variety of ways,” said Bill Solomon, president of Vacuworx. “I’ve watched this organization grow over the years, and I’ve seen the impact it has made, not only for folks here in Oklahoma but also around the United States.

“We’ve had the privilege to visit with the founders of Folds of Honor at different venues, including The Patriot Golf Club in Tulsa, and I’ve seen firsthand how it can help. We presented the idea of getting the story out to the broader marketplace.”

In 2009, Solomon founded the Eagle Gift Foundation, and has been involved with a variety of organizations through donations, partnerships and grassroots events. With Folds of Honor, he is expanding the company’s philanthropic efforts and encouraging peers to jump onboard.

One objective has always been building more synergy between the commercial sectors and non-profit world by creating better alignment that helps businesses realize the significant, direct impacts of their giving on local families, local lives. 

“This partnership with Folds of Honor is about educating those in our industry about what it is all about,” Solomon said. “This is happening locally in Oklahoma and globally, wherever we operate.”

“Families often find themselves in situations they never thought they’d be, through no fault of their own,” Solomon continued. “They didn’t ask to be where they are, but they want to get out. We’re trying to provide the resources to help them escape, help them get out. Here’s an opportunity to help. Working together, they can be lifted.”

About Folds of Honor

Founded by F-16 fighter pilot Lt Col Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States armed forces. This was recently extended to the nation’s first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighter personnel, EMTs and paramedics.

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