DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- INDEPENDENCE CORPS has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.
Newman's Own Foundation made the award to INDEPENDENCE CORPS as part of a broader commitment to support military personnel, veterans, and their families. This funding will help INDEPENDENCE CORPS continue one of its critical missions, providing high-tech mobility devices to wounded disabled veterans.
Gary Lawson, Chairman & Co-President of the Independence Corps, an all-volunteer nonprofit, said, "We are extremely honored to receive, for a second year in a row, another very generous gift from Newman's Own Foundation. To be one of the very few veteran support organizations chosen by Newman's Own Foundation, out of the hundreds, perhaps thousands of such nonprofits around the country, means one of the most prestigious organizations recognizes our organization, INDEPENDENCE CORPS, for our integrity and fierce determination to make a positive difference in the lives of our nation's veterans and their families. Another of our missions is to help curtail the tragic number of veteran suicides in our nation."
"We are proud to fund INDEPENDENCE CORPS as they work to make a difference for the men and women who have served," said Bob Forrester, President and CEO, Newman's Own Foundation. "It is one of the many organizations empowering military families to transition to civilian life."
Newman's Own Foundation has been supporting military veterans organizations for more than 20 years, with a total of $13.5 million donated since 2010. The Foundation continues Paul Newman's commitment to give all profits and royalties from the sale of Newman's Own food and beverage products to charity. Since 1982, more than $475 million has been donated to thousands of charities around the world.
"INDEPENDENCE CORPS is dedicated to helping restore independence and dignity to the brave men and women of our armed forces who have sacrificed so much for all of us," said Co-President Steve Danyluk, USMCR, Ret.
To learn more about the INDEPENDENCE CORPS and how you too can help our veterans, go to https://www.independencecorps.org.
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