GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum announced Friday evening that Operation Build Up will give away a car to an unsuspecting U.S. Military at the upcoming airshow on Big Tree Road.
Justin Cogswell, CEO and founder of Operation Build Up, will parachute onto the airfield in Geneseo July 15 to deliver the keys for a donated vehicle to an as yet unnamed veteran.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to support Operation Build Up and the work these wonderful people are doing to support our veterans,” said Dawn Schaible, Director of Planning and Government Affairs and Media Relations for the National Warplane Museum. “They take these donated vehicles and use them as a way to surprise veterans with a way to get transportation to medical appointments, to work, and to participate in life as they should.”
Performances for the airshow itself are July 15 and 16.
Operation Build Up gave away three vehicles to vets at Honeoye Falls Distillery Friday night.
Operation Build Up’s mission is to ‘have an impact on the 22 veteran suicides per day and homelessness statistics by surprising veterans with the basic items needed for survival in a civilian lifestyle.’ Their goal over the next year is to surprise over 150 veterans with vehicles and complete home furnishings across New York state.