The following announcement was provided by the UPS Foundation:
Operation American Soldier received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).
The grant will be used towards building repairs for our facility. We will especially be focused on repairing our front walkway and steps. Their current condition is hazardous for our volunteers.
Operations American Soldier is a charity that supports deployed soldiers with care packages. The organization started in 2003 and since them we have sent more than 30,000. Our mission is to focus on lifting soldier morale and reminding them people at home are thinking of them. We run fully on volunteers and donations and have been very fortunate over the years to continue our mission.
Wendy Rocca, co-founder of Operation American Soldier, stated, “We are so happy to receive this grant to make much need improvements to our facility. We have volunteers of all ages and the walkway can be dangerous, especially in the winter.”
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support Operation American Soldier’s efforts to send care packages to soldiers deployed overseas,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”