Boeing announced a $1.4 million donation package to assist with humanitarian relief efforts for Afghan allies as well as grants and initiatives to support and honor U.S. military veterans and their families.
“As an Army war veteran, I know how acutely the recent events in Afghanistan coupled with the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks have affected those who served,” said Jason Pak, director of veterans outreach and Boeing Global Engagement mid-Atlantic region. “However, out of the darkness there is oftentimes a glimmer of light, and I’m proud that we are able to support these communities in times of need.”
Included in the grant package is $400,000 to support 9/11 Day, Blue Star Families, Operation Gratitude, The Mission Continues and Travis Manion Foundation. The company – in coordination with its 33 active Boeing Veterans Engagement Team (BVET) chapters – is also engaged in a number of ongoing service projects, wellbeing initiatives and kit packing projects in support of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.
The Afghan humanitarian contributions will be directed to the following organizations and initiatives:
- CARE – To support humanitarian efforts on behalf of Afghan allies who assisted U.S. and coalition service members in-country
- No One Left Behind – To support Afghan interpreter resettlement
- USO – To support service members engaged in Operation Allies Refuge (OAR)
- Travis Manion Foundation – To support programs, training opportunities and events designed to empower veterans and families of the fallen while inspiring them to pass on their values to the next generation and the community at large
Additional contributions will be allocated for yet to be named charitable organizations to assist Afghan refugees in communities near Boeing sites globally.
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