AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, partnered with Avenue Machinery, a BC farm equipment dealership along with other AGCO dealers across Canada and the USA to raise nearly $100,000 in support of wounded service veterans.
In a little over four months, from mid-May to the end of September, this significant amount of money was raised for wounded service veterans. A $500 donation was made in the name of each dealership involved on behalf of AGCO for their involvement with the program.
The AGCO Sustainability Initiative focuses on improving the lives of present and future generations. As a part of this initiative, AGCO invests in the health of the communities it serves.
“We are proud to contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project® in the United States and Wounded Warriors Canada®,” said Chris Britten, Operations Manager at Avenue Machinery “We are extremely indebted to our veterans and very much appreciate the work they do. Certainly, wounded veterans are a part of our farming community. We thank all the brave servicemen and women who put their lives on the line to defend us.”
Both the Wounded Warrior Project and Wounded Warriors Canada are nonprofit veterans’ service organizations that offer a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of each country.
Avenue Machinery Corp. opened its doors for business in 1947, with 3 locations in BC Abbotsford, Kelowna and Vernon.www.avenuemachinery.ca
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves over 59,000 warriors and nearly 8,500 family members through its 20 unique programs and services. The purpose of WWP is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA - Founded in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada is a nonprofit organization that helps Canadian Armed Forces members — be they regular force, reservists or retired — who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada.
AGCO Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, www.AGCOcorp.com