WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 11, 2020) – KBS, one of the largest investors in premier commercial real estate in the nation, and Transwestern Real Estate Services announced today that the companies have partnered for the sixth straight year to support Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization honoring fallen U.S. veterans.
KBS and Transwestern are collecting donations for wreath sponsorships at 25 properties across the country in KBS’ client portfolio where Transwestern provides property management services. The program culminates in wreath-laying ceremonies coordinated at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., as well as more than 1,700 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
“As a firm that is deeply committed to supporting worthwhile causes, KBS stands proudly behind Wreaths Across America’s mission to remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom,” says Marc DeLuca, regional president, Eastern Region for KBS. “Thanks to our generous tenants, in the last six years we were able to pay tribute to more than 19,000 fallen veterans with wreaths. We look forward to continuing this valuable tradition again this year.”
KBS and Transwestern will match donations up to 2,000 wreaths, with 100% of donations going directly to Wreaths Across America. On Saturday, December 19, National Wreaths Across America Day, volunteers will gather in participating cemeteries to place live balsam wreaths on every veteran headstone as an act of respect, gratitude and remembrance.
“We’re proud to continue our support of Wreaths Across America in partnership with KBS,” says Tom Lawyer, president of Transwestern Commercial Services. “It’s a privilege to honor our fallen service men and women for their sacrifices, and we thank donors deeply for their ongoing support.”
The Wreaths Across America fundraiser runs November 4-22. A $15 donation sponsors one wreath; those wishing to donate and/or volunteer to place wreaths on veteran headstones can do so online at https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/26413.