CSX Puts A Little Muscle into National Campaign Supporting Wounded Warrior Project®
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continued commitment to honor military veterans and their families, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) launched the "Drop and Give Them 10" campaign, a national fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
The "Drop and Give Them 10" campaign runs through May 29.
"At CSX, we are grateful for the courageous service of our nation's military veterans to protect our hard-won freedoms," said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and CEO. "To honor their service and sacrifice, we're inviting people across the nation to help us 'push up' support for Wounded Warrior Project® – an amazing organization that helps critically injured service men and women return to productive civilian lives."
Here's how it works: Now through May 29, when you do 10 pushups and log them on http://www.dropandgivethem10.com/, CSX will donate $1 to Wounded Warrior Project®. If you post a picture or your experience, CSX will donate an additional $1 up to $50,000 total. Just don't forget to use the #GiveThem10 hashtag when sharing tweets or Instagram images.
CSX has a long-standing commitment to hiring America's veterans and reservists. Nearly one in five CSX employees has served in the military, and many continue to hold Reserve or National Guard status. In April 2013, CSX was ranked first on the list of Top 10 Companies for Veterans by DiversityInc.
About Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a desire to provide comfort items to wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has grown into a holistic rehabilitative effort to assist warriors with visible and invisible wounds as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Tens of thousands of injured servicemen and women, family members, and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs. Learn more by visiting woundedwarriorproject.org.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
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