Commitment to Community Service
Parson + Associates (P+A) is a public relations and marketing communications firm focused on bringing communities together, cultivating relationships, and tailoring messages to build bridges between complex ideas and common-sense solutions. We proudly commit to community service projects that, as a veteran-owned business, are very dear to our hearts.
The Project MRE Story
Many of us take for granted the simple comforts of home like a hot meal or warm socks on a cold day. For soldiers serving in the field away from these small comforts, a self-contained MRE (meal, ready-to-eat) provides sustaining daily nutrition.
For Jason Parson, a disabled U.S Army and Air Force veteran, the MRE inspired a desire to give back to his community and to support veterans through community service. He remembers how vital it was to have those MREs, and more importantly, how much his fellow soldiers have given and continue to give to their country.
Each year, Project MRE provides area veterans with needed supplies and something they might have missed during their service: a hot meal.
Thanks to generous support from community partners, the P+A team delivers hundreds of hot meals (ready to eat!) and toiletries to veterans across the Kansas City region, a small gesture of gratitude to those who have served.
How Project MRE serves local veterans
During its inaugural year in 2014, Project MRE served 160 veterans and their families a home-cooked meal from a local Kansas City restaurant, PeachTree Cafe’teria. An additional 80 meals were delivered to homebound veterans and their families. The P+A team partners with local organizations that serve area veterans to deliver hundreds of hot meals, in addition to reusable water bottles, socks, toiletries and reusable bags.
At P+A, we look forward to increasing the number of veterans honored and served each year. Please contact us for information about supporting our Project MRE efforts through a corporate sponsorship, partnership, in-kind donation, or personal donation.
Are you interested in being a part of Project MRE?
P+A would like to serve as many veterans as possible through Project MRE. Is your organization focused on serving veterans? Or, does your organization serve veterans in some capacity? We welcome you to contact us to be apart of the next Project MRE.
Reaching the Community Through Service
At P+A, we are honored to be able to use our public influence and are committed to the community we serve by spreading the word about Project MRE and other community service efforts. For more information call 816-216-6571.
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