Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has increased its commitment to veterans and military personnel in the Puget Sound region with four grants announced today.The grants, totaling $625,000, support military members, veterans and their families throughout Puget Sound.
“Boeing and its employees greatly appreciate the deep sacrifices our nation’s military personnel, veterans and their families make,” said Elizabeth Warman, director of Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest region. “It is our honor and privilege to make things easier on them, whether it is supporting families while their loved ones are deployed or assisting in their transition to civilian life.”
The grants include:Military and Veterans Action Summit received $50,000. The statewide summit convened more than 80 public, private and non-profit representatives last July at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island to create a broad, cross-cutting and community-based strategy to address the needs of military members, veterans and their families in Washington state.
Boeing also will sponsor a follow-up summit in 2014.Tacoma Goodwill “Operation GoodJobs” received $75,000 to assist military members and unemployed veterans in the transition to civilian employment and economic self-sufficiency. The program provides comprehensive employment and related support services, such as intensive case management, mental health and financial counseling, personalized career planning and job placement.
RallyPoint/6, based in Lakewood, received $300,000 to open a comprehensive center to address the education, training, health and human services, employment and housing needs of military members, veterans and their families. RallyPoint/6 anticipates serving 2,400 people per year.United Way of King County Veteran’s Employment Project received $200,000 to provide employment opportunities for homeless and formerly homeless veterans.
The grants were made possible through Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC) organization. GCC refers to the work that Boeing does in its diverse communities, both as a company and individuals. Last year, through its employees and retirees, Boeing contributed $179 million to organizations in the communities where employees and retirees live and work. Of that, more than $51 million benefitted communities in the Pacific Northwest.