Activision Blizzard has donated $2 million to the Call of Duty Endowment to assist fund rising veteran employment wants.
The donation from the writer of the Call of Duty online game sequence kicks off the corporate’s celebration of National Military Appreciation Month by means of the #CODEFearlessChallenge, a social media marketing campaign that requires followers to publish a photograph or title of a veteran or present member of the navy to honor their service and sacrifice.
The #CODEFearlessProblem coincides with a sequence of occasions in May supporting the endowment, which offers placement companies for veterans.
Later this month, Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Fearless Pack will debut in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone. All of Activision’s proceeds from the pack will go to the endowment’s efforts to put veterans into high-quality jobs.
Veterans are hurting
Above: The newest Call of Duty Endowment marketing campaign
In the final month alone, the endowment has seen an unprecedented enhance in requests from veterans looking for employment help from its grantee charities — a greater than 50% enhance over the identical interval final yr.
Activision Blizzard’s $2 million donation, in addition to different funds raised by means of #CODEFearlessProblem, will go on to the endowment’s grantee charities to fulfill this heightened demand. Additionally, Humble Bundle is operating a two-week promotion with the Call of Duty Endowment because the charity of alternative. Titled: Humble Sierra the third Bundle, this promotion will run beginning on May 5 to May 19.
Call of Duty Endowment govt director Dan Goldenberg mentioned in a press release that he has seen an enormous enhance in veterans asking for assist in the pandemic. The charity has been round for a decade, however he mentioned he has by no means seen something like this and veterans will need assistance greater than ever.
The Call of Duty Endowment has funded the position of greater than 69,000 vets in jobs since its inception and goals to put 100,000 veterans in significant jobs by 2024. The endowment’s 2019 value to put a veteran was $499 — offering significant employment at a sixth of the price of U.S. Department of Labor efforts. Nationally, American veterans make a median wage of $49,945, whereas these positioned by means of the endowment’s grantees, with their deal with high-quality placements, made a median of $60,750, or 21% extra.