Core Powered Donates $37,000 to WFW

Core Powered has contributed a substantial donation to Workshops for Warriors and has established a GoFundMe campaign to raise additional funds to feed veterans taking part in the WFW program.

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Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through training, certification and job placement, announced that it has received a $37,000 donation from tooling manufacturer, Core Powered Inc.

In addition, Core Powered contributed a vending machine for students that it will keep stocked, and it launched 70 Veterans at the Table, a fundraising challenge to provide students with a meal daily.

“Core Powered is passionate, caring and committed to supporting veterans in our program. Aside from their monetary donation, they’re helping us in unique ways with the vending machine and keeping it stocked,” says Hernàn Luis y Prado, Founder of Workshops for Warriors. “It costs $10,000 to train a student every semester. We’re extremely grateful for their donation and all they continue to do to support our students and our mission.”

Core Powered’s vice president, Deborah Doyle, launched the GoFundMe campaign “70 Veterans at the Table” with the goal of raising $55,000 by December 2015. The funds will go directly towards feeding veterans enrolled in Workshops for Warriors’ training program.

“Despite tough circumstances, these veterans have the courage and discipline to enroll in the program. We want them to know that they’re not forgotten and are supported as they work to achieve their goals,” says Ms. Doyle. “From our table to theirs, let's share a meal together!”

Founded in 2008, Workshops for Warriors provides veterans with training in CNC machining, CAD/CAM programming, and welding. Since 2011, 194 veterans and wounded warriors have been trained on-site and received third-party nationally recognized credentials, with 100 percent of graduates obtaining jobs in advanced manufacturing.