The Comfort Crew for Military Kids Teams Up with Nascar Driver Kenny Wallace

Wallace Drives the Comfort Crew Car at the Chicagoland Speedway


Austin, Texas — The Comfort Crew for Military Kids, a national non-profit based in Austin, Texas, is teaming up with NASCAR Driver Kenny Wallace. Wallace will be driving the Comfort Crew for Military Kids car at the Nationwide Race at the Chicagoland Speedway Saturday September 15, 2012.

Wallace believes that we need to support our troops by supporting their children. That’s why he is teaming up with the Comfort Crew for Military Kids. “I am honored to join the Comfort Crew for Military Kids. Nothing I do on the racetrack compares to the danger our troops face on the front lines battling for our country. While they’re away, their children are making sacrifices here at home. These kids face many challenges and The Comfort Crew for Military Kids works directly with children getting them the help they need,” said NASCAR Driver Kenny Wallace.

There are more than 2 million military children in the United States who are dealing with really tough issues and are in great need of support. Of those, approximately 1.2 million are school-aged children and more than 1 million children have experienced one or more parental deployments, with a significant number of these parents having been away from their children for as long as 48 months. The Comfort Crew for Military Kids speaks with thousands of military children each year and has developed Comfort Kits with the USO to help children cope with the stress and hardship of having a parent serving our country.

Ronda Englander, Co-Founder of the Comfort Crew for Military Kids, will join Kenny Wallace and Specialist Shaun Staley of the Illinois National Guard at the Nationwide race on Saturday to celebrate Kenny’s partnership with the Comfort Crew. Wallace is also unveiling a new Public Service Announcement at the race that will run on the jumbotron and urges the public to donate and help the Comfort Crew help our military children.

“Many active duty service personnel and National Guard heroes, like Specialist Shaun Staley, are serving our country and are serving in dangerous areas of the world. Many people across the country do not understand the toll it takes on children when they have a parent deployed in a war zone for an extended period of time. We are pleased that NASCAR Driver Kenny Wallace understands the sacrifice our military men and women are making and has joined us to help military children. We appreciate his support and encourage others to join our cause,” said Ronda Englander, Co-Founder of The Comfort Crew for Military Kids.

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The Comfort Crew for Military Kids

The Comfort Crew for Military Kids was founded in 2007 to support and comfort children managing the challenges of today’s military life, including deployment, reintegration, moving, visible and invisible injuries, and grief. Since its inception, The Comfort Crew has endeavored to meet this goal by working directly with military children and families, recognizing their unique challenges, providing educational resources, and supporting physical and emotional resiliency.

Trevor Romain and The Comfort Crew, in partnership with the USO, work directly with our military children, visiting them on and off bases around the world. The Comfort Crew has also produced a series of comfort kits that are customized to meet the specific needs of military children, including the With You All the Way! Deployment Kit, the Taking Care of You! Support for Kids of Injured Heroes Kit, the PCS: The Great Moving Adventure Survival Kit, and the Helping Military Children Handle Grief Kit. In addition, The Comfort Crew for Military Kids regularly hosts events designed to promote awareness and the physical and emotional resiliency of military children.

Whether visiting with a military child at school, providing a Care Kit to help with the obstacles of reintegration, or educating our community about ways to support resiliency, our goal is to let these children and their families know they do not have to shoulder the burdens of military life on their own — we are With You All the Way!