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Companies That Support Veterans

November 9th, 2012 - 2:58 PM

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we would like to take a moment to applaud the companies below for their efforts in supporting the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have bravely and honorably served our country. The list is just a snapshot of the companies that support veteran’s organizations monetarily, commit to providing employment opportunities to veterans, and have found other unique ways to support and honor these deserving men and women.   

I’ve been personally challenged to take the lead from these generous businesses and do my part to support American’s veterans. Won’t you join me? If you would like information about how you can volunteer, donate, or both, contact the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Serve.gov, The Veterans Support Foundation or other organizations like, The Wounded Warrior Project, Homes For Our Troops, The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Operation Dignity or the Coming Home Project. There’s so much we can do to help!  

To all Veterans and families: Thank you! We are grateful for your service to our country.

Businesses that Support Veterans and their Families

On The Border will donate 15% of your purchase to Carry the Load, a non-profit military organization, if you present the “Sizzling Salute to Veterans” promotional flyer on Veteran’s Day.

Subway is donating $111,112 to the Wounded Warrior Project to help veterans. Read more about joining Subway in their efforts here.

Wells Fargo & Co. is pledging $35 million over the next three years to support the members of the military and veterans. Read more about the pledge here.

Chase (JP Morgan Chase) has committed to hire “at least 100,000 veterans” by 2020 and plan on giving away 1,000 “mortgage-free homes” by 2016 to current and former members of the military. Read more about the commitment here.

The United Service Organization’s (USO) annual Grant a Wish for Our Heroes campaign is sponsored by a number of corporate partners.

Coca-Cola Refreshments exceed their goal (announced in May) of hiring 800 military veterans. 807 veterans are now working for this part of the Coca-Cola Company. Read more about the goal here.

Hearst Corporation’s Cosmopolitan magazine will join the USO and Maybelline New York cosmetics brand for a ‘kiss station’ in Times Square where citizens will be able to plant kisses on postcards that will be delivered to members of the armed forces. Read more about the kiss station here.

The UNO Chicago Grill restaurant chain will donate 20% of your check to the Bob Woodruff Foundation if you use the Dough Rai$er voucher found on their website when you dine in or carry out.

The H.J. Heinz Company is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project with a promotion on its Heinz ketchup brand bottle. Consumers can scan the QR code on the bottle to send a “thank you” message to veterans and active-duty members. For each message sent, Heinz will donate a dollar to the Wounded Warrior Project. An additional $.57 will be donated for each messaged shared on social media sites. The max that can be donated is $250,000.

Red Robin is donating $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project through a partnership with Heinz. Read more about the partnership here.

Amazon is donating 2,000 Kindles to wounded warriors across the country. Amazon also said that it will hire at least 1,200 military veterans to staff its operations over the next 12 months. Read more about their donations and commitments here.

Goodwill has a goal of placing 500,000 veterans and military spouses in sustainable employment by the end of 2014. Read more about their goal here.

Brawny Paper Towels is making a direct donation of $250,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. The brand will donate $1 up to an additional $250,000 for anyone who shares a “thank you” note on their Facebook page, “likes” Brawny Towels on Facebook, or Texts “THANKS” to 272969 by December 31, 2012. Read more about Brawny’s donations here.

U-Pack Moving is supporting the troops by offering free weight tickets through February 2013 on a military move with the Red, White, and Move Promotion.

If your company is donating or supporting the military this year, please leave a comment below so we can add you to our list. Again, we thank the companies above for their support of the U.S. Military and its Veterans.

To all Veterans and military service members, we say “Thank you” for your service.