Over the past year, as part of our TangerCares initiative, we partnered with outstanding organizations such as Time, Southern Living and Operation FINALLY HOME to build a home for U.S. Marine Corp Lance Cpl. Jeremy Brooking, a Purple Heart recipient, and his family in Charleston, SC.
During this incredible process, which we called Building Hope, we filmed a few touchpoints with Jeremy, Tia and their daughters to help us tell the story of building their home. You can view these amazing videos in the three episodes below:
- Episode 1: https://youtu.be/gq1_13ZQcz4
- Episode 2: https://youtu.be/sIjJlWNqeuc
- Episode 3: https://youtu.be/T5xFXgrAQMY
Additionally, our centers across the country have been preparing to join the Building Hope program by hosting Hero Celebration events on Veteran’s Day, 11/11 at 11:11am. Be sure to visit your local center’s Facebook page for more info on the event at a center near you!
Lastly, we wanted to get our shoppers involved in Building Hope. So, over the past few weeks, we asked you, our shoppers, for “Faces of Freedom” to help us honor a veteran near and dear to your hearts. With your help, we were able to create the flag mosaic below using your Faces of Freedom!
We printed these mosaics and sent them to each of our centers across the U.S. to give our shoppers a medium to leave a message of love or remembrance on as part of our Hero Celebrations. These mosaics will be on display in our Shopper Services offices nationwide as a symbol of hope and patriotism.
Please join us Saturday in honoring our veterans, like Jeremy, at Tanger Outlets centers in the U.S. or on social media using the hashtag #TangerCares!