Textron Systems Proudly Supports 3 Impactful Charities
Each year, we look to support organizations that represent our core values and work to support our customers and the modern warfighter. This year, we’re proud to support three inspiring organizations.
Wear Blue Run to Remember, Folds of Honor and Yellow Ribbon Fund are all doing incredible work to honor and aid U.S. service members. Please find more information about each organization below:
The nonprofit running community, Wear Blue Run to Remember, works to honor the service and sacrifice of the American military, serving as a support network for those preparing for deployment, actively deployed, recovering from deployment and healing from loss sustained during deployment. Each anchor community hosts local races and participates in a national race in the fall. They have an assortment or programs to support various groups/classifications of people (youth, active duty, etc.).
Folds of Honor works to provide scholarships to families of fallen or disabled U.S. service members. Of all donations made, 90% go directly to scholarships. The organization has awarded over 29,000 scholarships since 2007, supporting both childhood and higher education.
Yellow Ribbon Fund was established in 2005 to serve injured service members as they returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan. They have two key programs: Crossroads and Keystone. Crossroads provides practical support to Post-9/11 active-duty veterans by offering rental cars, hotel stays and furnished apartments at no cost to military families while they receive medical treatment. Keystone offers recreational and respite events, fitness/wellness activities, life skills training, educational classes and networking and mentoring opportunities. The resources Yellow Ribbon Fund offers are meant to boost morale, promote self-care and foster friendships and family bonding.