Stanley Black & Decker Earns Wounded Warrior Project’s Empowerment Award

Stanley Black & Decker Earns Wounded Warrior Project’s Empowerment Award; Stanley Black & Decker is honored to receive this year's Empowerment Award at the Wounded Warrior Project's Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner.


Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) held its 11th annual Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner on June 1st, recognizing the caregivers, veterans and supporters of this impactful non-profit.

"The Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner is a chance to not only honor our warriors, but also those partners who make Wounded Warrior Project's mission possible," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "Our generous donors and partners allow us to connect wounded veterans with the programs and services that empower them to live their lives on their own terms. That same generosity enables us to provide those program resources at no cost to the warriors, caregivers, and family members Wounded Warrior Project so proudly serves."

During a special awards ceremony, Stanley Black & Decker received the “Empowerment Award” for our efforts in raising awareness for needs of the wounded veterans. Harley-Davidson® also received the “Service Award” for dedicating their time to grassroots efforts in support of WWP.

Mike Simpson, Chief Marketing Officer, Stanley Black & Decker; Tim Perra, Vice President, Public Affairs, Stanley Black & Decker; Robert Raff, President, STANLEY Security North America; Shannon Lapierre, Vice President, Communications & Public Relations, Stanley Black & Decker; Lieutenant General Tyron; Mike Linnington, WWP CEO Lt. Gen (Ret.)

Stanley Black & Decker has supported WWP since 2013 and it has been one of our fastest growing corporate citizenship programs. Our employees and brand teams have rallied behind this cause, engaged in program support, and raised funds for their mission. Earlier this year, our Tools & Storage associates hosted veterans at our Maryland facility to build beautiful Adirondack chairs adorned with the WWP logo and challenge coin.

We’re proud to say these chairs (along with a myriad of tools and accessories) were auctioned off at the Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner, raising an additional $6,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Stanley Black & Decker's auction item raised $6,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We are humbled and honored to continue empowering our country’s warriors. We feel that it is our duty to be involved in many more chair-builds, soldier’s rides, and partner programs,” said Robert Raff, President, STANLEY Security North America. “It is through these efforts that the Wounded Warrior Project and Stanley Black & Decker will continue to empower those who have served our country.”