Jerry Quinn, military affairs program manager for Wells Fargo, will appear in an episode of Military Makeover® airing on Lifetime TV on Sept. 29 to present one veteran with a very special surprise.
The three-part miniseries will focus on home renovations for veteran U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ed Tague and his wife, Mandi, in Lake Worth, Florida. The first episode, which aired on Sept. 1, will air again on Sept. 8.
Tague served three tours in Iraq and saw combat in the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004, which had some of the heaviest combat U.S. Marines have engaged in since the Vietnam War, according to Military Makeover. He now works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and plans to begin pursuing his master’s degree in social work in the fall. Tague hopes to use his degree to help other veterans.
“Wells Fargo has been committed to helping active members of the military, veterans, and their families succeed for more than 160 years,” Quinn said. “When we heard Ed Tague’s story and the example he sets in his community, we definitely wanted to support his pursuit of helping more veterans.”
Military Makeover is co-hosted by actor and retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” and features renovators, designers, landscapers, and others who work to improve the homes and lives of military families.
Quinn and Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of the nonprofit Scholarship America®, will appear on the third episode, airing Sept. 29.
Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than $75 million to military and veteran causes. In 2016, Wells Fargo announced it would commit $2 million over four years to Scholarship America to administer and distribute the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program and the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program. The scholarships and grants will help veterans and spouses of veterans with disabilities obtain education or training to successfully integrate back into civilian life.