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Building Stronger Communities: Winchester’s Commitment to Service

EAST ALTON, IL (January 19, 2024) — Winchester Ammunition is proud to announce the outstanding efforts of its employees in contributing more than 21,000 hours of community service across the East Alton, IL, Independence, MO, and Oxford, MS communities in 2023.

Building Stronger Communities: Winchester’s Commitment to Service

With a dedicated team of approximately 3,500 employees, Winchester actively engaged in various community service initiatives, demonstrating a strong commitment to making a positive impact beyond its business operations.

Winchester volunteer activities spanned a diverse range of causes, including:

  • Community efforts such as Boys and Girls Clubs, keeping kids safe by providing a positive environment where they can learn, play, and grow
  • Community Blood Center and the American Red Cross organizations, providing safe, lifesaving blood through donations for critical medical care
  • The Salvation Army, providing immediate relief to those impacted by crises and storms
  • K.C. Harvesters and GlenEd food pantries, providing food and resources to those facing food insecurity
  • Animal Shelters in Independence, MO and Oxford, MS providing quality care and help finding forever homes for animals in need.
  • Folds of Honor, which provides families of fallen and disabled service members and first responders educational scholarships
  • The Veteran’s Community Project, serving homeless and at-risk veterans
  • Wreaths Across America, honoring those who served by placing wreaths on veterans’ graves
  • Boy Scouts of America, preparing young people to become responsible, participating citizens and leaders
  • 4-H, empowering young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime
  • FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), preparing young people for the future through life-changing youth robotics programs that build skills, confidence, and resilience

Employees from all levels of the organization enthusiastically participated, showcasing Winchester's collective dedication to giving back to the communities where it operates.

Expressing gratitude for the selfless contributions of Winchester's employees, Winchester President Brett Flaugher remarked, "At Winchester, we embrace the importance of community service. The remarkable efforts of our employees reflect our commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We are proud of their dedication to build stronger, more vibrant communities."

The impact of Winchester's community service initiatives extends beyond mere volunteer hours. By actively participating in various projects, employees have forged stronger connections with local organizations and residents, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration.

Winchester looks forward to continuing its efforts to create a positive and lasting impact on the communities it serves.

About Winchester Ammunition

Winchester is the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world and the leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement, and the U.S. Warfighter. The 158-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work, and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Winchester: Committed to Safe, Legal and Responsible Firearm Use

As a global leader in the shooting sports and hunting industry, and a brand of 158 years, Winchester is committed to safe, legal and responsible firearm use. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of topics important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals who promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.

Gun Owners Care®

You care about safety. You care about preventing unauthorized access to firearms. You care about bettering your community, helping those in need, and conserving wildlife and wild places for generations to come. It’s time for gun owners to tell their stories and show how they're making a difference. NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, has established the Gun Owners Care® campaign to unite gun owners and the firearms industry in this common cause. Visit gunownerscare.org for more information.

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