Fundraiser Supports "HeroGrown AirDrop" — CBD Products for Veterans and First Responders
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Lafayette, Colo., (April 2, 2019) – urban-gro, Inc., a leading agricultural solution and technology company that works with commercial cannabis cultivators around the world, announced that it will be co-hosting Network For Change on Tuesday, April 2 from 5pm to 8pm to benefit HeroGrown, a veteran-founded, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing direct assistance to thousands of veterans and first responders. The event will be co-hosted by Arborjet and take place in the panoramic rooftop setting at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with the Cannabis Business Times Cannabis Conference.
Funds raised at the event will have a critical impact in the funding of HeroGrown’s signature program: HeroGrown AirDrop. The HeroGrown AirDrop program provides free CBD products to thousands of veterans and first responders in all fifty states—on average $50,000 per month.
Brad Nattrass, CEO of urban-gro, said, “The service of our nation’s veterans and first responders plays essential roles in the lives of Americans. Through this fundraiser, we wish to repay the sacrifices that they and their families make every day on our behalf. urban-gro is committed and exceptionally proud to support the work of HeroGrown, and we look forward to joining other members of the cannabis community at this great event.”
Roger Martin, a proud U.S. Army veteran and Executive Director of HeroGrown said, “The HeroGrown AirDrop program gives veterans and first responders free access to CBD products to help alleviate issues associated with PTSD, anxiety and depression. HeroGrown is on the forefront of suicide prevention for veterans and first responders, and the support of urban-gro and other members of the cannabis community plays a direct role in helping to fund this critical healthcare access point.”
According to national statistics, the resource and mental health needs of returning veterans are significant. Veterans are at two or four times higher risk of major depression and eight times higher risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while only half of veterans seeking mental health treatment receive minimally adequate care.
More information on the Network for Change event can be found here. urban-gro works to support community and nonprofit organizations through the “urban-gro Cares” program and urban-gro experts will also be on hand at the Cannabis Conference expo in Booth #515 to meet with cultivators and answer questions regarding urban-gro’s systems integration solutions, products, and technology.
urban-gro is a leading systems integrator and agriculture technology firm focused on serving commercial cultivators around the world. The company’s ag tech division, Soleil Technologies, delivers data-driven micro climate intelligence using high-density sense and control technology to improve crop quality, consistency, and operational efficacies. urban-gro helps cultivators achieve sustainable scalability via innovative solutions that drive down costs, increase economic yield and reduce environmental impact. By combining its design and integration services, industry-leading suite of cultivation equipment and crop management products, and proprietary technology solutions, urban-gro provides integrated solutions for today’s commercial cannabis cultivators to efficiently manage and optimize their cultivation operations. urban-gro is recognized as one of the cannabis industry’s fastest growing systems integration and agricultural technology companies. Visit urban-gro.com and soleiltech.ag to learn more. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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