FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 50,000 U.S. servicemen and women have been physically injured in military conflicts and even more still suffer from invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.* To support the ongoing care needed for these service members, OtterBox® and Walmart announce limited edition OtterBox Defender Series® Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) cases for Apple® iPhone® 4/4S and iPhone 5.
OtterBox will donate five percent of the purchase price of each Defender Series Wounded Warrior Project case sold from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 to the cause, with a minimum contribution of $150,000.
“We’re honored to team up with Walmart and Wounded Warrior Project to support U.S. service members,” said OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas. “These individuals have given so much for our country and return home from active duty to then battle mental and physical hurdles. We want to honor them for the sacrifices they have made.”
“Our goal is to meet all the changing needs of injured service members with our 18 unique programs and services,” said Wounded Warrior Project chief development officer Adam Silva. “It’s through the help of companies like OtterBox and Walmart that we’re able to continue our mission and support those who have sacrificed so much for our country.”
The Defender Series provides three layers of rugged protection. A sturdy polycarbonate shell surrounds the device and a built-in screen protector keeps the display free of scratches. A durable silicone outer layer absorbs shock and port covers keep all access points free of dust and dirt. A holster-style swiveling belt clip is also included and doubles as a media-viewing stand.
OtterBox Defender Series Wounded Warrior Project cases are available now at otterbox.com for $59.95 and at select Walmart retail locations.
Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox® was founded in 1998 with a line of indestructible dryboxes. Today, OtterBox is the No. 1-selling case for smartphones** and offers an extensive lineup of premium screen protectors and other device-enhancing accessories that complement various consumer lifestyles.
OtterBox’s strong relationships with the leading mobile device manufacturers, retailers and wireless services providers delivers unrivaled value, world-class customer service and a continued commitment to premium product quality.
OtterBox has been a five-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 ranking of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., recognized by Forbes Magazine on “America’s Most Promising Companies” and is a repeat honoree in the Great Place to Work® annual survey published by FORTUNE Magazine. The family-owned, private company has global headquarters in Fort Collins, Colo. and offices in Boston, San Diego, Cork, Ireland and Hong Kong.
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About Wounded Warrior Project:
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
*Source: Wounded Warrior Project
**Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service/November 2010-December 2012
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