Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 4th Winn Dixie Doing it Again, Forgetting All Other Veterans Who Kept Us Free

Winn Dixie is following up their PR disaster of last year when they raised money for Wounded Warrior Project. Yep, those guys. 

Apparently they didn't get the message that they ended up dismissing all the other generations responsible for keeping this nation free. You know, all the pre-9-11 veterans who should matter equally, especially on the 4th of July, but they don't.

All July 4 Winn Dixie profits go to Hope for the Warriors
Pensacola News Journal
Troy Moon
June 29, 2016

Want to do something for military personnel other than throw a "We Support the Troops" sticker on the back of the car?

Go shopping at any Winn Dixie on July 4. Because 100 percent of the profits from the holiday will be given to Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit organization that assists veterans, active duty military and their families.

***But not interested in all other generations who waited longer with the same wounds and with a lot less help***

"It makes me proud to work for a company that is able to do something like this,'' said David Logan, district manager for Winn Dixie, which has 14 stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida and Baldwin County, Alabama. "It's awesome to be able to give back to the community on such a great day."

The Independence Day donation program is a venture of Southeastern Grocers, Winn Dixie's parent company. More than 700 Winn Dixie grocery stores across the Southeastern states will participate. Last year's profit donation drive raised more than $3 million for veterans.
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So who are Hope for the Warriors? I had to look them up too.
We provide a full cycle of care to restore self, family, and hope to post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

Instead of donating to charities that actually take care of all generations of veterans, they managed to yet once again tell the majority of veterans in this country they just don't matter as much. 

Look up the DAV, the VFW and the American Legion and then ask yourself why a campaign to raise funds for veterans on the 4th of July was not for them since they take care of most of the veterans forgotten about all over the country by the groups getting the attention and the funds. Deplorable!

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