Watkins Wellness showed its support for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) at the San Diego office of the veterans charity during a check presentation. Watkins’ donation will support warriors involved in WWP’s career counseling. WWP works with veterans to find meaningful careers, translate military experience for resumes, and provide coaching through the interview process. Watkins Wellness, a division of MASCO, made the donation through the MASCO Million Differences program, which designates funds to organizations committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.
Maggie Hammock, Sr. Engagement and Communications Specialist at Watkins Wellness said— “In highlighting the value and unique strengths that veterans bring to the workforce, Wounded Warrior Project career counseling aligns with the goals of the Million Differences Program. We’re honored to support Wounded Warrior Project in their efforts to integrate service members into the civilian workforce.”
WWP’s free services in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care change lives. Through Warriors to Work, WWP helps warriors find their next career through resume assistance, interview practice, coaching, and networking, while also working with employers to highlight the benefits of hiring veterans. In fiscal year 2017, WWP placed more than 2,600 warriors in meaningful careers and helped create more than $99 million in salaries and benefits through job placements.
“Wounded Warrior Project is sincerely grateful to Watkins Wellness for its commitment to the goal of empowering wounded warriors and their families,” said Tom Kastner, WWP financial wellness vice president. “This support will help warriors assess their talent and potential when making future employment decisions.”
If you’re an employer looking to learn more about the benefits of hiring veterans, check out employer resources at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/warriors-to-work/employer-resources. And to see how your support can help WWP transform the way injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities, visit https://wwp.news/GiveBack.
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