BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Weis Markets announced that it has raised $100,000 for Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members. The company's Bloomsburg store associates presented the check to Jeff Combs, who is a warrior outreach coordinator for Wounded Warrior Project and a former US Marine who was severely wounded while serving in Iraq.
This donation is part of the national Believe in Heroes initiative and is the result of a joint, in-store promotion between Weis Markets and Wounded Warrior project. In support of this program, Weis customers purchased more than 100,000 Believe in Heroes silicone bracelets in November, the company said.
“We are enormously proud of our customers for their support of the Wounded Warrior project through its Believe in heroes program,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets SVP sales and merchandising. “They’re supporting a program that recognizes and assists more than 39,000 members of our nation’s armed forces who were wounded in recent military conflicts and hundreds of thousands more who are estimated to be recovering from the invisible wounds of wars including post traumatic syndrome, traumatic brain injury and depression.”