Phillips Industries recently raised and contributed more than $30,000 to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
During April’s the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in San Antonio, the company held a promotion in which five percent of the proceeds were contributed to the Foundation, which enables severely wounded, injured, or ill post 9/11 veterans to achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders.
“Wounded veterans have sacrificed so much, and we at Phillips Industries saw a way to pay them back through the Wyakin Warrior Foundation® programs,” says Rob Phillips, president at Phillips Industries. “The college education and degree offered to a military veteran through the foundation is a fundamental stepping stone to his or her future, and we’re glad to support that.”
The Wyakin Warrior Foundation provides multifaceted mentoring, financial support, professional development, and networking tailored to each Warrior’s unique journey and goals, culminating in an education and meaningful employment.
The program includes a community service project, completed by each Warrior while in school, to underpin the foundation’s focus on these young patriots’ strengths over their struggles, and help realize and demonstrate their potential as community role models.
“The amount donated by Phillips to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation will more than cover the cost to fully fund a wounded, injured or ill veteran through the program” says Todd Monroe, executive director, Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
“Phillips is a great American company that believes in giving back toward a meaningful purpose – and is an organization with which we are proud to partner. Thanks to partners like Phillips and their leadership, we will continue helping more and more transitioning young veterans realize their full potential.”
To learn more about the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, visit www.wyakin.org.