JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support the growing needs of wounded veterans across America, Verizon presented Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) with a $250,000 check. This generous donation is the result of a month-long campaign, which ran during Military Appreciation month, where Verizon donated $10 for each new smartphone purchased by a veteran or active duty military member.
"For Verizon, it's about honoring military service and supporting our military communities. We value veterans for their superb training, discipline, leadership, dedication and experience supporting our country," said Dr. David M. Caruth, an Army veteran and marketing manager at Verizon. "Named the #1 Military-Friendly Company, Verizon is committed to being one of the best places to work for veterans. Whether it's creating the best network to keep our loved ones close, offering jobs to those returning to civilian life, or with this humbling donation to WWP, Verizon proudly serves in any way it can."
Since 2003, WWP has been a tireless advocate for our nation's finest, improving the lives of over half a million warriors and their families. The journey continues until every injured veteran who was once the warrior being carried off the battlefield is empowered to become the warrior who carries others, thus embodying the WWP logo. At WWP, this is known as "living the logo." For warriors, the logo is an undeniable symbol that reminds them of their resilience – and their passion for continued service.
"Warriors never pay a penny for the programs we offer because they paid their dues on the battlefield," said Gary Corless, WWP chief development officer. "We're able to provide that level of care, free of charge, because of partners like Verizon whose generosity provides critical resources. The funds raised by this campaign will greatly impact warriors and allow us to address their challenges head-on. We're extremely grateful for Verizon's support."
WWP is transforming the way America's injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities. To learn more about the programs that put this transformation in action, visit https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more: http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project