PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway announced that its stores raised $1 million for the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports men and women who incurred military-service-related injuries on or after September 11, 2001.
All Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick's, Randalls, Genuardi's, Tom Thumb and Carrs stores in the U.S. dedicated the three-day Veterans Day weekend to collecting donations to support the Wounded Warrior Project's outreach to service members.
The Wounded Warrior Project offers a variety of programs and services including rehabilitation, stress counseling, career retraining and social outlets.
In a number of stores across the country, Wounded Warrior ambassadors met Safeway customers, elected officials and community leaders to tell their personal stories of overcoming combat-related injuries and how the Wounded Warrior Project helped them with rehabilitation, counseling and career services.
"Our customers enthusiastically showed their support and respect not only for the work of the Wounded Warrior Project, but for veterans," said Larree Renda, Safeway executive vice president and chair of the Safeway Foundation. "This was an opportunity for our company and customers to help the heroes who risk their lives to defend the freedoms that we hold dear."