The Brawny® Brand Stands Strong with Wounded Warrior Project® to Support Our Nation's Heroes National Donation Campaign Honors Inner Strength of Wounded Veterans

ATLANTA, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a successful partnership last year, Georgia-Pacific®, the maker of Brawny® paper towels, announces the launch of its second national campaign to support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and honor the strength of Wounded Warriors. WWP is a national organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life.

As part of the "Inner Strength" campaign, the Brawny® brand is making a direct donation of $250,000 to WWP to benefit Wounded Warriors and their families. To raise further awareness for the cause, Brawny® paper towels will donate an additional $1, up to $350,000, for every individual who:

The Brawny® "Inner Strength" initiative will continue through Dec. 31, 2013 and features an integrated marketing campaign with television advertising, social media, in-store signage, live events and digital advertising, as well as special Brawny® paper towel packaging highlighting Wounded Warrior stories at participating retailers.

"It's been a privilege to stand strong alongside Wounded Warrior Project® through our ongoing partnership," said Lanier Thomas, director of marketing, Brawny®. "Brawny® as a brand has always admired strength. The physical, mental and emotional wounds of these warriors take a tremendous amount of strength to overcome, and we're proud to support such a worthy cause. With help from our consumers, we can make a difference for those men and women in uniform who have already given so much."

Donations raised from the campaign will benefit a variety of programs and services WWP offers to ease Wounded Warriors' transitions back to civilian life.  WWP serves veterans and service members who incurred physical or mental injuries, illnesses, or wounds, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. Their programs are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

"This nation's newest generation of wounded veterans have incredible stories of strength and Wounded Warrior Project is thankful to companies like Georgia-Pacific® for bringing those stories to the forefront," said Jonathan Sullivan, Development Executive Vice-President, Wounded Warrior Project®.  "It's through partnerships with Georgia-Pacific® and the Brawny® 'Inner Strength' campaign that we are able to inch closer to our vision of fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history."

For more information on the campaign, Brawny® paper towels or to see how you can get involved, visit www.facebook.com/brawnytowels. For more information on WWP or to make a direct donation to the organization, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.   

About Georgia-Pacific®: Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific® is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs 35,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.gp.com.

About Wounded Warrior Project®: The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

Contacts:   
Anna Umphress
Georgia-Pacific®
Acumphre@GAPAC.com
404-652-4627    

SOURCE Georgia-Pacific



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