Employees take steps to aid veterans and communities around the world

Donations benefit six nonprofit organizations globally, of which five support military veterans

July 13, 2017 in Our Community

Employees in Everett, Wash., stopped in front of a 747 for a photo during their walk.


About 60,000 employees tracked their Boeing on the Move steps and another 28,000 signed up separately to participate in the June 22 Boeing Moves the World well-being walk. As a result, employees met the goal needed to double the donation to six global nonprofits to $1 million.

“It feels great to do something for such worthy causes,” said Frank W., a Boeing engineer who walked with colleague. "I’m grateful to our veterans and for Boeing’s commitment to these heroes.”

Cherie L., a financial analyst, walked with co-workers in Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.

“It was an awesome walk, and it was so fulfilling to know that every step we took helped people in need,” she said.

Donations benefited six nonprofit organizations globally, of which five support military veterans: the Air League of the United Kingdom, the Australian War Memorial, Disabled Sports USA, Team Red, White & Blue, and Yellow Ribbon Fund. The sixth nonprofit, Limbs International, provides prosthetics for amputees throughout the developing world.

Flo Groberg, Boeing’s director of Veterans Outreach and a Medal of Honor recipient, presented checks to three of the veterans nonprofit organizations at the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago. The remaining three organizations will receive their donations soon.

“Events like Boeing Moves the World and the Warrior Games Paralympics demonstrates the commitment Boeing and its employees have to serving our communities and supporting veterans around the world,” said Greg Marchand, director of Global Benefits. “Our employees are actively engaged in improving their health and well-being all while living the Boeing mission to help others and inspire the world.”

By Ayako Miyahara