A&W Restaurants announced it has collected $250,000 in donations for Wounded Warrior Project this year. For the past three years, A&W has celebrated National Root Beer Float Day on Aug. 6 by giving away free root beer floats and collecting donations for WWP, according to a company press release. A&W has raised $550,000 for WWP since 2012.
"Being able to contribute to Wounded Warrior Project's cause and reward our loyal guests with free root beer floats brings us great satisfaction," said Kevin Bazner, CEO of A&W Restaurants. "We're proud of our operators for giving away hundreds of thousands of free floats, and we're thankful to our guests for giving back to a worthwhile cause."
Since 2003, WWP has grown its programs and services to meet the growing needs of the constituency it serves. Currently WWP provides support to more than 77,000 injured service members and more than 13,000 caregivers and family support members through 20, free programs and services, the release said. These programs and services are structured to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage economic empowerment. WWP's vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.
"A&W has a rich of history of supporting this nation's veterans, and they share in Wounded Warrior Project's mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors," said Steve Nardizzi, WWP chief executive officer. "We're so grateful for their generosity and the critical resources they're providing to this organization, as we continue to support those wounded protecting the freedoms we all hold so dear."