Phillips Industries Raises Money to Support Wyakin Warrior Foundation®
Santa Fe Springs, CA (June 8, 2015) Phillips Industries recently raised and contributed over $30,000 to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation®.
During the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting held April 15-19 in San Antonio, TX, Phillips Industries held a promotion in which five percent of the proceeds were contributed to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation®, an organization that enables severely wounded, injured, or ill post 9/11 veterans to achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders.
“Wounded veterans have sacrificed so much, and we at Phillips Industries saw a way to pay them back through the Wyakin Warrior Foundation® programs” commented Rob Phillips, President. “The college education and degree offered to a military veteran through the foundation is a fundamental stepping stone to his or her future, and we’re glad to support that.”
The Wyakin Warrior Foundation® provides multifaceted mentoring, financial support, professional development, and networking tailored to each Warrior’s unique journey and goals, culminating in an education and meaningful employment. The program includes a community service project, completed by each Warrior while in school, to underpin the foundation’s focus on these young patriots’ strengths over their struggles, and help realize and demonstrate their potential as community role models.
"The amount donated by Phillips to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation® will more than cover the cost to fully fund a wounded, injured or ill veteran through the program” said Todd Monroe, Executive Director, Wyakin Warrior Foundation®. “Phillips is a great American company that believes in giving back toward a meaningful purpose – and is an organization with which we are proud to partner. Thanks to partners like Phillips and their leadership, we will continue helping more and more transitioning young veterans realize their full potential.”
To learn more about the Wyakin Warrior Foundation®, visit www.wyakin.org
About Phillips Industries
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Phillips is a major supplier and partner to many top OEMs around the world and is a first choice for top fleets. They have manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico, China and Belgium. Phillips maintains active memberships in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have received the top quality accreditations including ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001.
Please visit us at www.phillipsind.com to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.
To access an image to accompany this news announcement, please go to http://www.ck-companies.com/PhillipsHDATP.jpg Those in picture left to right are:
Dave Phillips, Executive Vice President Phillips Industries; JoAnn Daron, Director of Community and Volunteer Services Wyakin Warrior Foundation®; Pete Joy, Vice President Sales and Marketing Phillips Industries; Todd Monroe, Executive Director Wyakin Warrior Foundation® and Rob Phillips, President Phillips Industries