Store gives all profits to Wounded Warrior Project
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Independence Day is a time when we celebrate America's freedom, and what better way to do that, than by recognizing those deployed and the sacrifices made to defend our freedom.
Winn Dixie is donating all of their profits this Independence Day to the Wounded Warrior Project's "Independence Program."
The program helps injured veterans receive quality care in their own homes.
"Well, we have a program called the Independence program which I think ties in phenomenal with the support we are receiving from Winn-Dixie on Independence day. You've really got warriors, the most severely wounded, amputations, burns, traumatic injuries that with the financial support we are getting from Winn-Dixie-- we are able to keep out of Institutions, keep out of nursing homes, keep them with their families in their communities which is what we want for our warriors and their families," said Steven Nardizzi, CEO Wounded Warrior Project.
Shoppers at Winn Dixie stores can also donate in-store and online.
You have through the end of the day, July 4th, to shop and help make a difference.
"I mean you can't put into words or dollar value in terms of sacrifice those individual men and women have made. What we can do here is a small part hopefully is provide some much needed support but is also raising awareness for the sacrifice that they have made," said Ian McLeod, the President of Southeastern Grocers, which is the holding company for Winn-Dixie.
Jacksonville's new Mayor was there to commend the efforts by Winn-Dixie.
"Well it's a special day. The Wounded Warrior Project and Winn-Dixie what they're doing you know, I read one of the statements that Ian put out," said Mayor Lenny Curry.
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