January is First Responder Appreciation Month. The most poignant real-life stories involve our First Responders, whether these individuals are serving in the military to protect our homeland, or rescuing a family from a house fire. We all fall down when one of these brave individuals is either wounded or killed in the line of duty, just as we celebrate their success in saving lives, protecting us and providing support to our citizens.
One of the primary missions shared by both of our companies, AquaNew and WIT International, is to find health practitioners who are willing to use our Technology to help First Responders maintain healthy physical performance, mental clarity and recovery. We will be showcasing these potential uses over the coming weeks.
Do you want to help too? Please share with us your story of a First Responder Hero (600 words or less). It can be someone who influenced your family directly, or in some way helped your community.
We will select up to three of these stories and ask our Facebook followers to vote for the top story. If your story receives the most votes, AquaNew will purchase a gift card in the maximum amount of $500 according to your recommendation (e.g., home improvement or groceries) for you to present to the hero or his/her family.
CLICK HERE to submit your entry form.*
Out of all of the entries submitted by the deadline of Wednesday, March 1, 2017, a maximum of three stories will be selected and posted on AquaNew’s Facebook on or before March 15, 2017. The final tally of likes will close on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 noon. Announcement of the winner will appear in the AquaNew e-newsletter.
* Disclaimer: All participants must be at least 18 years of age. By submitting stories, photos, videos and other materials, you grant AquaNew the rights to use, edit, copy, publish and exhibit these submissions for any lawful purpose. We do not publically use the applicant’s last name or location (as well as that of their chosen hero and his/her family) unless the applicant (and/or their hero) gives us written authorization in advance. AquaNew has the final decision on the type of gift card award; however, we will honor any reasonable recommendation by the winner in their opinion on how best to help the hero and his/her family including a donation to a nonprofit organization in lieu of a gift card.
Our companies are located in Florida, a place that attracts vacationers from around the world. We extend our condolences to the families of loved ones either ruthlessly murdered or injured at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We applaud the fast response of the First Responders as well as all of the brave security personnel nationwide who diligently work to keep our transportation systems as safe as possible so we can continue to travel at our own discretion, for both pleasure and business.