November 15, 2013
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Winn-Dixie store No. 1504 in Slidell, La. hosted an event in the store parking lot Oct. 26 supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.​

Winn-Dixie store no. 1504 joined forces Oct. 26 with the Wounded Warrior Project to support the men and women who serve our country.

The store’s parking lot was packed with Winn-Dixie customers and patrons enjoying fun and interactive activities benefiting a great cause.

Store director Joe Giametta Jr. said he was very proud to participate with The Wounded Warrior Project this year. Giametta’s son recently left to serve in Afghanistan, he said, so when the opportunity came for Winn-Dixie to host this event and to support veterans, Giametta and his store team stepped up.

“This event is a small way for us to show appreciation to our veterans for all they do, “ said Giametta. “We were very excited to have the Wounded Warrior Project event at our store.”

The event featured live music and a classic car show. Representatives of the Armed Forces, Emergency Services of Slidell and a local bomb squad displayed service equipment including military vehicles, S.W.A.T. tanks, fire trucks, police cars and more.

The Slidell Ladies for Liberty offered event attendees a chance to send deployed service members from the Slidell area notes of encouragement in care packages.

Together with the community, Winn-Dixie and The Wounded Warrior Project raised more than $2,800, all of which was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We are proud to host such an impactful event,” Giametta said. “Winn-Dixie will continue to support our country’s heroes.”

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