SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2016) – A $2,500 grant from the Sundt Foundation will help feed hundreds of military families next year.
Food4Warriors, a program run by the Us for Warriors Foundation, or “Us4Warriors” of National City, hosts food drop-off events from January to October in four area towns: Chula Vista, Linda Vista, El Cajon and Oceanside. During November and December, the group organizes special events for the holidays supporting large families with food, gifts and more.
Us4Warriors was co-founded by Tony Stewart, a Navy veteran along with fellow submarine veterans, Ken Greenawald and New York Times best-selling author William Craig Reed. The organization is dedicated to helping veterans, active duty military and their families overcome hardships, connect them with communities and empower leadership.
“I remember how it was when I was a petty office and trying to support a family,” said Stewart. “Even after service, it can be tough. We help 100 to 200 families every time we host a Food4Warriors event.”
Sundt Construction, Inc. employees also awarded grants to the following nonprofits.
Carver Elementary School PTA of Long Beach received funds to support programs at the K-5 school in the Long Beach Unified School District.
ElderHelp of San Diego provides personalized services and information to help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.
The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties. The agency provides fire and burn prevention education; funds research and treatment and conducts burn survivor support programs to help children and adults.
Foundation for Animal Care and Education of San Diego provides financial grants for animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.
Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employees.
About The Sundt Foundation
The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $7.2 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit https://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in San Diego, Irvine, Sacramento and San José, California; San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas; Tempe and Tucson, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 126-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 10 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 1,600 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim.