COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On Saturday, July 4, all profits generated at Winn-Dixie grocery stores will be donated in support of Wounded Warrior Project's Independence Program.
The Independence Program is designed to help warriors who need to rely on their families and friends for support due to injuries they have suffered, such as brain injury, spinal-cord injury, or other neurological conditions.
Individualized plans are created with goals to provide a future with purpose at no cost to the warriors or their support teams.
Simply by shopping at Winn-Dixie on Independence Day, customers will help support those who serve and sacrifice for our nation. The more customers shop, the more they donate. (See store for details and specific exclusions that apply.)
Winn-Dixie has had a long relationship with the Wounded Warrior's project, but representatives from one local store say they wanted to do something special for those who sacrifice so much.
"We also found out that there are 400,000 wounded warriors today that need help," said Richard McGough. "That is a lot of people, someone has to help them. Why not us?"
Ways in which customers can support the cause include:
- By donating generously during checkout between Wednesday and Sunday July 1-5.
- By wearing the “I Donated” sticker that cashiers will hand out on July 4 to all customers to encourage friends and family to do the same.
- By liking, following and sharing Winn-Dixie Facebook posts and Twitter feeds with #AllForHonor.
- By honoring a veteran or service member by posting a dedication on a special Facebook page, www.facebook.com/allforhonor.