VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A prominent Virginia Beach businessman is rewarding other companies and organizations that help servicemembers and their families.
Luke Hillier is the founder and CEO of Atlantic Diving Supply, a company that provides military tactical equipment. ADS sponsored Thursday's Warrior Expo , which showcased tactical gear at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
At the event, Hillier announced a new organization called "Hillier Ignite" that will have programs which support youth, veterans and military families.
"This organization is a total organization and has a total focus on service, service to others," said Hillier. "And what we found is by creating economic opportunity, you can strengthen democracy and freedom. You can protect it here at home and project it abroad."
The foundation also helps veterans transition from military to civilian life and helps families of fallen sevicemembers cope with their grief.
More information about Hillier Ignite is available at www.hillierignite.org .
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