Each and every day, the servicemen and women of our country make enormous sacrifices to protect our freedoms. Raytheon firmly believes in its responsibility to honor and support our troops, with a particular emphasis on those who need it most – the wounded warriors.
One of the best ways to aid a warfighter transitioning back to civilian life is to assist them in assimilating as seamlessly as possible, to help them pick up right where they left off. However, the adjustment is often easier said than done. This is why we have partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) to provide support, mentorship, career guidance and opportunities to our nation’s heroes.
In November 2010, Raytheon announced a five-year, $2.5 million grant to support the WWP. The donation has enabled the WWP to expand its Economic Empowerment Initiative, including the Warriors to Work program and Transition Training Academy, which delivers resources that help injured servicemen and women develop skills for a successful shift to the civilian workforce.
The ability to provide the foundation for our wounded warriors to begin the next stage of their lives resonates deep from within our core company values, and is one small way of letting them know that their sacrifices have not gone unnoticed by our 72,000 employees.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
During May Raytheon distributed a special app that allowed Twitter users to dedicate part of each 140-character message to transmit a short announcement about the Wounded Warrior Project. Markers known as "hashtags" helped users share their messages. Twitter users donated more than 330,000 characters to messages supporting the organization during May, Military Appreciation Month. Thousands of people visited this site to read the stories of injured veterans, see their photos and learn about the Wounded Warrior Project's work.
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