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The Wounded Warrior Project

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies is fulfilling a pledge to employees to support the organizations that mean the most to Kent families. This week, Kent Companies made a corporate contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that honors and empowers wounded warriors through a variety of services and outreach activities. The Wounded Warrior Project serves Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury or wound co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

8f6901551ac8bd0aa846c4fb9c692e24_f1018Kent Companies employees Josh Raber and Mike Ferris nominated the Wounded Warrior Project for the Kent Companies Gives Back campaign. Raber shared, “I think it’s important to help support our wounded Veterans as they have given so much to support us.”

For Mike Ferris, the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project hits close to home. He says, “This cause is important to me because I am also an active U.S. Marine while I work. I would love for our team to help deserving military members with their recovery.”  As of June 1, 2016 the Wounded Warrior Project has served over 90,187 service members and 19,145 family members. Services are delivered in four key areas: mind, body, economic empowerment and engagement.

The mission of Kent Companies is to create lasting value for our customers, our employees and the communities in which we build. The Kent Companies Gives Back campaign gives 800 Kent employees across the nation a voice in determining where the organization makes charitable contributions in the community. Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan shared, “It is our privilege to build strong communities across the country. As we do so, we cannot forget the Veterans and service members who protect our families. The Kent family spoke loud and clear. It is a priority to us to honor those who serve.”