NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nissan today announced that it is now the official automotive partner of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), building on an existing platform of support between the company and the well-known veterans’ support organization.
Nissan dealers across the United States have the opportunity to join the cause by raising funds for WWP, which assists wounded veterans with programs and public awareness of their needs once they return to civilian life at home. The top supporting Nissan dealer in the country, based on total donations to WWP, will be Nissan’s guest at the organizations’ annual Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® in New York City.
“Nissan and Nissan dealers are proud to be helping support our nation’s heroes by raising awareness and support through local promotions and events, as well as continuing our efforts at the national level,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales, Marketing & Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s Nissan’s way of honoring the service to those who sacrifice so much for all of us, including their devoted family members.”
“On behalf of those we serve, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Nissan for its dedication to supporting our nation’s wounded veterans, their families and caregivers,” said WWP CEO Steve Nardizzi. “Partnerships like these continually renew WWP’s enthusiasm in our mission to honor and empower those who have sacrificed and endured so much in the service of our country.”
Nissan’s support of WWP includes a recent “Project Titan” adventure, in which two injured veterans piloted a custom-built Nissan Titan pickup on a 10-day adventure through the Alaskan wilderness. On Veterans’ Day 2014, a short film aired on the History2 Channel, Hulu, XBOX Live and YouTube following their adventures.
This past January, in connection with Nissan’s dramatic “With Dad” Super Bowl commercial, Nissan donated $1 million to help people build a better future for themselves and their families in support of WWP and Habitat for Humanity.
Together with the support of WWP Alumni, WWP staff and Nissan employees, the organizations constructed a Habitat for Humanity house for a current member of the Army Reserves who served in Iraq. Read more about this project on NissanNews.com.
“We’re especially excited about the participation of many of Nissan’s 1,072 U.S. dealers and look forward to seeing some of their fundraising activities,” added Diaz. “Beyond selling branded WWP merchandise in their stores, we expect to also see offers of donations per test drives and/or purchases. The best part is, 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to Wounded Warrior Project.”
Nissan is also continuing to offer special vehicle savings to active, reserve, retiree and veteran (must be within 12 months of active duty) U.S. military, as well as their spouses or partners, through the Military Vehicle Purchase Program.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose 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. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.