Amazon Employees Compete in Fundraising Campaign to Support Injured Veterans
Although heading into their busiest season, employees at Amazon fulfillment centers across the U.S. took time out of their busy schedules to show their support for wounded veterans.
In honor of Veterans Day, Amazon employees engaged in an employee fundraising campaign from Nov. 1 through Nov. 11 to support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and its life-changing programs and services.
The “Making a World of Difference” fundraiser allowed employees the opportunity to log miles run or volunteer hours served. The fulfillment center site logging the most miles (volunteer hours included) would win the grand prize of presenting a $50,000 check to WWP™, donated by Amazon. The goal was to log 24,901 miles – enough to circle the globe. The 2,013 Amazon employees participating logged an astonishing 42,182 miles.
Despite the company's hectic schedule before the holiday season, all 79 fulfillment sites participated in the campaign, with the ONT9 fulfillment center in Southern California winning the grand prize. The campaign also helped support Wear Blue, an organization that honors veterans and their families through running events.
With support from companies like Amazon, and their employees, WWP can continue to fuel its mission to honor and empower wounded veterans through its transformative services in mental and brain health, financial readiness, physical health, connection, long-term rehabilitative care, and more.
“We're deeply grateful to Amazon and their incredible teams behind this fundraising initiative,” said Wally Edwards, corporate partnerships director for WWP. “Their support not only impacts the lives of veterans and their families but also fuels the heart of Wounded Warrior Project. Supporters like Amazon allow us to be there for wounded warriors, now and in the future.”
Amazon currently employs more than 40,000 veterans and military spouses across multiple businesses and is committed to hiring 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2024.
“Amazon invests in supporting veterans and their families. In addition to our commitment to hire veterans and help transition them back into civilian life, we work to find ways to support veterans within our local communities," said Craig Norris, general manager at Amazon’s MCE1 fulfillment center in Turlock, California.
"We are grateful to partner with Wounded Warrior Project this year to create a fun and impactful way for our employees to participate and show support for veterans across our operations throughout the country."
Contact: — Paris Moulden, Public Relations, email@example.com, 904.570.7910
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.