Local juice company and employees come together to help military members in need
AKRON, OHIO (December 17, 2013) — Country Pure Foods, one of the nation’s top independent juice processors, continues to demonstrate its commitment to United States military families by participating in the Wounded Warrior Project, a national fundraising organization dedicated to raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
“As we look to give back this holiday season, we are proud to contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Country Pure Foods CEO Raymond Lee. ”Our military personnel and their families make the greatest personal sacrifice to protect our Country so we are able to enjoy the freedoms that we so often take for granted. We wanted our company and our employees to focus on helping real heroes, during the time of their greatest need and to show our appreciation for their service. ”
Through corporate donations and voluntary drives, at the company’s Akron, Ohio; Ellington, Conn.; Deland, Fla., and Houston, Texas, plants, Country Pure Foods generated approximately $30,000 in contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project. This is in addition to more than $100,000 Country Pure Foods has raised in previous years for the Intrepid Fund, which also focuses on helping wounded military service men and women and their families. More than 200 employees, about 54 percent of the company’s workforce, contributed to the donation.
For more information about Country Pure Foods and its products, please visit www.juice4u.com. You can also follow the company on Twitter, @CountryPure or became a fan on Facebook.
About the Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of 9/11/2001. It operates as a nonprofit organization with a mission to "honor and empower Wounded Warriors" of the United States Armed Forces, as well as provide services and programs for the family members of its registered members. The Wounded Warrior Project's vision is to "foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history," as it works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.