Medical cannabis and research company, Organic Remedies, honors US veterans that were laid to rest at various Pennsylvania military cemeteries.
In a recent press release (1), medical cannabis and research company, Organic Remedies, announced that they raised over $32,000 for Wreaths Across America (WAA), which is a national nonprofit that buys live Remembrance wreaths that are placed in national and state military cemeteries where US veterans are laid to rest. With the money received from Organic Remedies, 3,700 wreaths were placed at the graves of veterans located in Philadelphia National Cemetery, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, and National Cemetery of the Alleghenies (1).
The press release mentioned that there was a six-week fundraising campaign for Wreaths Across America with a big reach out through letters and calls to donors (1). Cash donations were accepted at Organic Remedies dispensaries located in Pennsylvania. The company also designated specific brand products offered in their Pennsylvania medical cannabis dispensaries, to have a portion of their proceeds go towards the donation to Wreaths Across America.
“I am so proud of our entire OR team for getting behind this noble cause,” said Organic Remedies CEO Mark Toigo. “We understand the tremendous sacrifice our veterans have made to preserve our freedom. It is heartwarming to see the passion we all have to honor and remember those who gave their lives for our country. We also want to extend our sincere gratitude to our vendor partners, grower/processor partners, and especially our loyal patients for their overwhelming support throughout this campaign.”
On top of donations, Organic Remedies also inspired medical cannabis patients and their employees to volunteer and assist with placing Remembrance wreaths at the Philadelphia National Cemetery, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, and National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, on December 16, 2023, which was National Wreaths Across America Day (1). 334 volunteers offered their time (1), “to attend the ceremony and lay wreaths on veterans’ graves. When each wreath is placed, the service member’s name is said out loud, ensuring their memory lives on.”