Wargaming America is proud to announce the results from its 2016 National Military Appreciation Month giving program for the fifth year in a row. Partnering with Fisher House Foundation in May, Wargaming pledged $100,000 from donation-based mission objectives within its award-winning games World of Tanks, World of Warships, World of Tanks on Console, and World of Tanks Blitz. In addition to the amount committed, the overwhelming support from players has inspired Wargaming to add $25,000 for a total contribution of $125,000.
“Every single day we’re humbled and honored to have such a great community that shares our passion in supporting military and veteran organizations like Fisher House,” said Jay Cohen, General Manager of Wargaming America. “When we first thought of this program, we never thought the participation rate would be so high, but our players stepped up in a tremendous way… and we would like to do the same.”
In honor of those men and women who have served, Wargaming America presented $125,000 to Fisher House Foundation, best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. Since their inception in 1990, more than 277,000 families have been provided 6.5 million nights of lodging saving an estimated $320 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
“Fisher House Foundation is proud to serve our military, Veterans and their families, but the fact is we can’t do it alone,” said Kerri Childress, Vice President of Fisher House Foundation. “What Wargaming America has done shows that not only are they a company dedicated to veterans’ issues, but also one committed to the families this kind of contribution supports.”
Wargaming America gives back to many military and veteran-focused organizations. In addition to Fisher House Foundation, Wargaming has provided support to AMVETS, National Military Family Association, Battleship Texas Foundation, Operation Supply Drop, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Homes for Our Troops.
To make a direct donation via the Wargaming America Fisher House fundraising page, please visit:http://fundraise.fisherhouse.org/causemarketing/Fundraising/individual/32465334