Central to WBB’s culture is a strong sense of our duty to the communities that support and sustain our business. In turn, we pursue every opportunity to reach out and give back to these communities. We also encourage our employees to be active in community service. WBB has instilled our philosophy for social responsibility throughout our workforce – at corporate headquarters, our eight office locations, and our clients’ sites. We also work with corporate partners, vendors, and our peers to develop and enact related initiatives and build relationships.
At WBB, we feel a special commitment to those who have sacrificed their health and well-being in service to the nation over the last decade of warfare. The nature of the conflict, coupled with modern combat lifesaving, has resulted in unprecedented numbers of young people returning home with serious injuries to both mind and body. Over 42,000 Wounded Warriors have incurred service-connected injuries since September 11, 2001. WBB actively supports organizations and initiatives dedicated to improving wellness and quality of life for these heroes and their families. We believe that by providing assistance to these heroes and their families, we will raise awareness of the value of service and sacrifice to our national well-being. We also hope to strengthen bonds and relieve stress in military families and provide programs and services to meet the needs of these valiant men and women.
For the second year in a row, employees are mentors for 4th grade students at Dranesveille Elementary school. This program’s objective is to provide caring, professional adult mentors to serve as a positive influence and role model to students.
For the second year in a row, WBB employees participated in Wreaths Across America (WAA). Employees honored our fallen military personnel by placing wreaths with red bows on the headstones in Arlington Cemetery, as well as the Hampton National Cemetery, Dayton National Cemetery, and the Historic Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa, FL.
Volunteerism is and continues to be a staple of our corporate culture. In 2018, WBB once again established July as our annual Community Service. Our Patuxent River Office hosted a “Yappy Hour” to support four local dog rescues, while our Virginia Beach office particiated in the CHKD Adult LemonAID Fundraiser hosted by Smartmouth Brewery Pilot House. This event was aimed at raising money for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter towards their Pediatric Cancer treatment and research. Our Northwest Florida Office donated 12 bags of toys/books/snacks for kids at the local Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. The Fisher House program has provided “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military centers. These homes offer free, temporary loding to military and veteran’s families.
In 2018, employees took part in the 2018 Food Fight – The Nation’s Fight Against Hunger hosted by Feed my Starving CHildren (FMSC), a 4-Star Charity Navigator hunger relief organization. Volunteers packed thousands of meals that will be shipped free to clinics, schools, orphanages, and refugee programs around the world. The food is specifically formulated for starving chldren and is sufficient nutrition for one meal a day.
Volunteerism is and continues to be a staple of our corporate culture. In 2017, WBB established July as our annual Community Service, and volunteered with the Northern Virginia Family Service and CornerStones through campground clean ups and soup kitchen catering for the residents at the local community shelters. NVFS and CornerStones are local non-profits that serve the homeless community and provide career services, mentoring, meals, shelter, financial planning, and more.
WBB also participates in Day to Serve, which is a local initiative that promotes community outreach across Virginia and Maryland. The purpose of Day to Serve is to help those in need and to improve the communities where we live through civic engagement and volunteerism. WBB employees volunteered across Virginia, which included dry packing tens of thousands of meals for the homeless, and helping with inventory/stocking for some of the local thrift stores that provide vouchers for the homeless in Northern Virginia.
In 2017, WBB took part in Wreaths Across America (WAA) across all offices in Virgina, Ohio, and Florida, and raised over $5,000 towards the wreath-laying effort. WAA is a national non-profit organization founded in 2007 to remember and honor veterans by placing wreaths with red bows on the headstones at veteran cemeteries in all 50 states and beyond.
Our employees also support Here for the Girls, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of young women affected by breast cancer. Here for the Girls creates and serves an extended family of young survivors who support one another through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. In 2017. WBB was Here for the Girls, and particpated in the virtual Run for the Hills 5K by running or walking a full 5K.
WBB continues to particpate in Toys for Tots, and BritePaths as the hallmark of our holiday community service.
Each year, WBB personnel gather to provide bicycles, helmets, hundreds of toys, as well as monetary donations for several campaigns surrounding veterans and their children, including Toys for Tots. Additionally, WBB particpates in BritePaths, which provides a Thanksgiving food basket to a family in need in the Fairfax County area.