At Suddath®, a commitment to honoring and supporting the men and women who are active or retired members of our nation’s military runs deep. We are the largest domestic and international U.S. Government and military household goods mover, giving us a unique appreciation for both the opportunities – and the stress – that frequent moves can present to our Service Members and their families. We are dedicated to making those moves as smooth and seamless as possible.
In addition to helping more than 38,000 military members and their families move each year, we are actively engaged with and support organizations and initiatives that make other types of transitions in their lives easier, too:
Wounded Warrior Project®
We are proud to be recognized as a Corporate Champion of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), an organization devoted to delivering programs and services that support injured service men and women as they re-enter civilian life.
For every individual, the return journey and supporting needs are unique, and WWP provides personized services to meet them. Funding from corporate partners and individual donors helps WWP transform the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in their local communities – goals that align well with Suddath’s community development.
Financial contributions go directly to the programs and services that give individuals access to mental and physical health support, employment and education assistance, and several other WWP services – all provided at no cost to warriors.
“With the backing of Suddath and other generous donors, Wounded Warrior Project helps injured veterans achieve their highest ambition. When they’re ready to start their next mission, we stand ready to serve,” said Gary Corless, Warrior Support at WWP.
Collaboration between the business community and WWP yields direct benefits to injured veterans, and Suddath is proud to help warriors be ready to embark on their new chapters in civilian life and, in turn, support other warriors in need.
K9s for Warriors
K9s for Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of trained Service Dogs for military veterans suffering from PTSD or other types of traumas. With a fierce dedication to saving the lives of both veterans and rescue dogs, the program is backed by scientific research and empowers veterans who fought for our freedom to live a life of dignity and independence. Graduates of K9s For Warriors’ program live a life that they previously did not think was possible. Many have reunited with their families, gone back to school, found renewed enjoyment in life, and significantly reduced the need for medications.
Through individual employee and companywide contributions, including volunteering to support a fundraising telethon, the Suddath team has helped K9s for Warriors raise more than $372,000 and donated custom designed vehicles to help transport both the Warriors and their trusted K9 companions.
Mission: Morale honors military members and their families through acts of kindness and support. Through a team of dedicated volunteers, the organization seeks to boost morale by providing personalized care packages and letters to deployed troops during the holidays. The Suddath team has contributed and sent over 500 personalized care packages supporting eight Navy ships out of Naval Station Mayport in North Florida.
Jacksonville Jaguars – Suddath Military Move of the Game
For several years, Suddath has teamed up with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars to treat our Service Members and their families to seat upgrades for a better home game experience.
Four members of the military are randomly chosen from the United Service Organization’s (USO) seating section to enjoy the game from premium, club-level seats and soak up some well-deserved recognition from the crowd.
Here’s a glimpse into what that looks like, captured in footage from the first Military Move of 2021.
“Ensuring that our Service Members get the resources and support they need – no matter what stage of the journey they are in – are important priorities for Suddath, and align well with our value of caring,” said Michael Brannigan, Suddath President and CEO. “Through our collaboration with several dedicated organizations, we put those priorities and values into action, while demonstrating our respect and appreciation for the personal sacrifices the men and women who serve our country make.”