United Piping, Inc. Holiday Party Donation: Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) was the recipient of the wonderful generosity of the employees and families of United Piping, Inc. (UPI) this holiday season.
United Piping, Inc. (UPI) is a general contractor, specializing in construction of new and modifications of existing facility and pipeline construction for the oil and gas industry. They are committed to providing safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions for construction needs primarily within in the upper Mid-West.
On January 8th, UPI hosted a holiday party with over 400 employees in attendance. Due to the generous support of their sub-contractors and suppliers, they were able to host a silent auction, live auction, and raffle. Altogether, the employees, spouses and guests raised $17,230 to donate to the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA). Additionally, UPI’s President, Bob Schoneberger, also donated $2,770, to allow the company to generously give WWIA a grand total of $20,000. Mr. Schoneberger is a long-time resident of the state of Wisconsin, a passionate hunter and angler, as well as a proud supporter of our troops. He was thrilled by the opportunity to promote the healing powers of hunting and fishing by supporting the Purple Heart Heroes of WWIA through this company event. With this donation, UPI will be sponsoring Heroes this fall at a WWIA hunting event near Lanesboro, MN, as well as a combined hunting/fishing event at Camp Hackett, WI.
Spending time experiencing the soothing qualities of nature, hanging out with other veterans, and sharing similar experiences can really help calm the spirit. Additionally, when the excitement and challenge of hunting deer in an amazing environment or catching that big fish off the coast is included, Heroes tend to achieve a level of satisfaction and accomplishment that has been missing from their lives. WWIA also works to connect these Heroes with each other by always hosting small groups; giving them the opportunity to recreate that camaraderie they previously shared with others in deployed situations.
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is a national non-profit dedicated to serving our nation’s combat wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors. For more information, please go to the website at www.wwiaf.org and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/wwia or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.