A total of 200K will be donated to charities in 2008 which will include the SOWF, Young Marines and the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Charity. The donation to COPS will take place at the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Conference in San Diego in November.
The SOWF’s mission has been to provide college education to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training. Currently there are more than 700 children in the foundation’s program and 120 students enrolled in colleges and universities across the country. The Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in the war against terrorism.
SOWF has been in operation for 28 years and has been awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for the second consecutive year. “Without question, the GLOCK, Inc. focus is and will remain on those that go in harms way to either support and defend or protect and serve. Supporting over the past three years the SOWF demonstrates GLOCK Inc.’s commitment to this focus by contributing to ease both the pain of the reality of combat and the soldier’s trepidation as they prepare to cross the line of departure by ensuring them that care will be provided for those they leave behind if they fall,” said GLOCK, Inc. Vice President of Operations and Federal Sales Josh Dorsey.
The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls ranging in age from eight through the completion of high-school. The mission of the organization is to positively impact America’s future by providing programs for youth that promote their mental, moral and physical health through teamwork, self – discipline and a drug – free lifestyle. The Young Marines strive to instill core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment adopted by the Marine Corps to each of their members.
Retired from the Marine Corps himself, Mr. Dorsey is well aware of the distinction in such an organization. The values that are instilled in the youth students are essential for the future leaders of the United States. Dorsey said of the organization, “GLOCK, Inc. knows it takes individuals with strong character to build a successful team. Supporting for multiple years the Young Marines demonstrates GLOCK Inc.’s sincere commitment to this focus by giving many young men and women the opportunity to develop the character and characteristics that every commander/employer seek in their team members.”