Union Pacific Demonstrates Commitment to Veterans with $60,000 Donation

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 1:00am

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Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), the company that operates the iconic Union Pacific Railroad, has announced a $60,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). WWP is a national nonprofit organization that provides aid to service members that incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after September 11, 2001, and their families.

It is through donations from companies such as Union Pacific that we are able to provide programs and services for injured service members," said Steve Nardizzi, WWP's executive director. "We are grateful to Union Pacific for its support."

Due to advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, far more service members survive severe wounds and injuries than in previous wars. In World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 wounded soldiers for every soldier killed. In the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, seven soldiers are wounded for every soldier killed.

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Corporate Social Responsibility | Post-traumatic Stress Disorder | Veterans | Wounded Warrior Project | union pacific

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