ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GP PRO announced that it will recommit a total of $75,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) through GP PRO's "Make it Better" 2017 campaign. Donations will support WWP as it connects warriors with one another, their community, and with life-changing programs and services. WWP serves warriors with programs targeting mental and physical health, career and benefits counseling, and support for the most severely wounded.
The relationship with WWP continues to build on the one previously established by Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, which has donated more than $2 million since 2012. Georgia-Pacific also supports veterans by employing them as an integral part of its workforce of 35,000 people.
GP PRO will donate one large sum in 2017, which is slightly different from last year's approach. "We donated proceeds from select wiper sales as well as other products routinely used in the industrial sector," said Don Wolfe, senior category director for wipers at GP PRO. "Our wipers are built on attributes like strength and reliability. It was an honor to support a cause which stands for the same."
John Strom, senior vice president of marketing for GP PRO, said, "The industrial sector employs about two million veterans. So, it's great to be able to provide many of them with exceptional products to make their day-to-day easier, and then also know that some of the proceeds of those products benefit soldiers wounded in combat."
"Our resilient warriors are able to reach their goals when given a chance and the right tools to succeed," said Gary Corless, chief development officer at WWP. "Because of the generous support of Georgia-Pacific, we're able to connect our warriors with critically important services that empower them to live their lives independently, on their own terms."
For more information about GP PRO and our "Make it Better" campaign visit gppro.com/woundedwarriorproject.
About Wounded Warrior Project®
We Connect, Serve, and Empower
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP connects wounded warriors and their families to valuable resources and one another, serves them through a variety of free programs and services, and empowers them to live life on their own terms. In FY 2015, more than $262 million went to our life-saving free programs, a 38 percent increase in spend from FY 2014. This is the third consecutive year that the amount of money spent on programs for warriors has increased. Program spend represented 75 percent of our total expenses, while 21 percent went to fundraising, and 4 percent to administrative fees. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
About GP PRO
GP PRO manufactures and sells well-known brands like Brawny Industrial®, enMotion®, Compact®, Angel Soft Professional Series® and food service brands including Dixie®, SmartStock® and PerfecTouch®. A division of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, GP PRO designs products to meet the specific restroom, food service and break room needs for a wide range of industrial and manufacturing facilities but also for commercial facilities in office building, healthcare, food service, high traffic, lodging, retail and education sectors.
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