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Ryders donates sunglasses to injured veterans

Published December 7, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project this holiday season, donating 5,000 pairs of sunglasses to veterans injured in military service.

Wounded Warrior Project was founded after the Sept. 11 terror attacks to honor and empower wounded military members who incur service-related injuries. It has since grown into a rehabilitative effort helping service members recover and transition back to civilian life.

“It’s because of generous donations from companies like Ryders Eyewear that we’re able to continue this important work and support those who give so much in the defense of our country,” Wounded Warrior Project chief development officer Adam Silva said in a statement. “With the support of partners like Ryders Eyewear, we are able to honor, empower and make a difference in the lives of our service men and women every day throughout the year.”

“We are proud to have the opportunity to give back to those who risk their lives protecting our basic freedoms here in North America,” Brent Martin, founder of North Vancouver-based Ryders Eyewear, said in the statement. “While there’s no way to repay their enormous sacrifice, we hope veterans can find fun and solace in the outdoors during their ongoing rehabilitation.”

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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