Special Project: Workshop for Warriors

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On Tuesday, August 27, a truck left the Blender Products parking lot with an exciting shipment – a 34” Spark Cooler ® bound for a metal shop in Southern California. We ship hundreds of times each year, and fabricate countless large units for applications all over the world, so what is special about this one? The destination is what’s special. Workshop for Warriors   http://www.workshopforwarriors.org/

 

Workshop for Warriors is a San Diego-based non profit. In their words,

“Workshops for Warriors assists the transition of veterans and injured veterans into civilian life through mentoring, training, and education. We provide a combination of classroom education, vocational training and work experience that empowers veterans and increases their career options, confidence, and self-respect. Instruction is offered by skilled veterans, active-duty service-members, and industry experts. Our programs work to ensure long-term independence and integration of veterans into the workforce.”

They also provide job placement and startup support, including loans of equipment and tools. Their website highlights a 100% placement rate, with 87 veterans graduated and 241 in training. The waiting list is reportedly around 1500 right now.

We here at Blender are pleased to have donated 100% of the cost of the Spark Cooler ® to be included in a larger collection system donated by Donaldson Torit  www.donaldson.com . We have a number of veterans here and our folks were extremely proud to be a part of this. Here’s a picture of several of us signing the unit before it went out the door.

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The whole team here even pitched in to help with the shipping costs, and we were graciously helped in the production by CW Elaborations, who donated the powder coating on the unit.

The entire team here at Blender Products wishes Workshop for Warriors all the best. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this unique project and support WfW’s important mission.