SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A fundraising effort organized by GovX, the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military and first responders, has raised over $5,000 for Navy SEAL Foundation, the nonprofit that provides immediate and ongoing support to the NSW community and their families.
Established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3 non-profit headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. Each of their specialized programs maps directly back to the U.S. Special Operations Command directive and the Naval Special Warfare's Preservation of the Force and Family Program, a program designed to address the "fraying" of the force caused by the stress of decades of sustained combat. NSF programs are designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families, and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, and loss.
"We are so grateful for this support from GovX," said Chris Irwin, a retired SEAL officer and current director of partnerships at Navy SEAL Foundation. "Not only do these types of promotions raise funds for the NSW community, but they expand awareness about what the NSF does. They are truly force multipliers for our mission."
Navy SEAL Foundation programs relieve the burden placed on the family members when SEALs deploy around the world. When a SEAL deploys, life back home doesn't stop for his family. Challenges arise for the spouses and children of the Navy's most elite operators. Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support to the NSW community and their families, so warriors on the front line remain focused on their mission.
Individual sales of GovX's "Don't Mess with the Bull" Patch of the Month fueled the donations to the Navy SEAL Foundation. Each patch is designed for the GovX Gives Back charitable donation program, which donated over $75,000 last year to nonprofits serving military, first responders, law enforcement professionals, and the families who support them.
"As our company is headquartered in the same region as Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, GovX team members have had the privilege of knowing several members of the SEAL community and their families," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "Being able to support these elite operators and the family members who support them through the GovX Gives Back program is a true honor. We remain grateful for members of the GovX community who continue to support impactful organizations like the Navy SEAL Foundation."
To find the Navy SEAL Foundation program that's right for you and your family, visit their website.
Get February's Patch of the Month, benefiting the nonprofit Angels of America's Fallen.
GovX.com is for the men and women who protect our country and communities. The members-only eCommerce site offers thousands of products, tickets and travel services from hundreds of premium brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Eligible members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers and federal agents. Membership is free and more information can be found at GovX.com.