For many Americans, July is all about BBQs, spending time at the pool, going on vacations, and finding other fun ways to beat the heat. At our online marketing company, Scorpion, it also means another batch of employees of the month have been announced. Sticking with tradition, one of the many was randomly selected to have a donation made in his/her honor. This month, the lucky Scorpion was Client Development Representative Justin Hernandez.
Justin selected The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to receive the donation in his name.
“As we celebrate our country for the 4th of July, it is always important to remember the people who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom,” Justin said. “It is only right that we give back, with the help from Scorpion, to show our appreciation for our soldiers. I am honored to be able to contribute to this charity, knowing that we are helping those who have fought for us.”
The WWP has made a mission of honoring and empowering service members who suffered a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound since the attacks on September 11, 2001. Some of these injuries are as visible as scars and multiple amputations while others are hidden in the form of PTSD and combat-related stress. As of July 1 of this year, WWP has helped 91,218 servicemen and women.
Scorpion proudly supports our service members. We have many clients who have served our country and are now attorneys. We currently employ several veterans. One of the founding members of Scorpion, Senior Vice President of Sales Brian Blades, is a veteran.
“I left the Marine Corps after four years of active duty service, traveling to 10 different countries, and being involved in the early phases of Operation Enduring Freedom,” Brian said. “After transitioning to civilian life, I took advantage of the GI Bill to begin my college education while also working towards the creation of Scorpion Design. Along the way, I was fortunate enough to get assistance from the Veterans Administration to include medical care and, to this day, a VA home loan, which helped me buy my recent home.
“I never knew how much benefit my prior service would have for me until now. I’m proud of what I have contributed, but I’m even more proud of the support that our nation has for its veterans and servicemembers.”
Another Scorpion veteran is Vice President of Media Services Michael Greer.
“Having served 13 years in the United States Air Force, I experienced and witnessed firsthand how difficult life can be for veterans and their families after returning home from war injured or disabled,” Greer recalled. “Now having transitioned to civilian life myself, I'm proud and humbled to be working for a company that generously supports my former brothers and sisters in arms when they need it the most.”
Partner with a company that stands for its veterans and its country. The difference in dedication will surprise you. Contact us to find out how Scorpion can help you drive more business from the Internet!
About the Author
Kylie Patterson currently holds the role of Director of Public Relations at Scorpion, although she has previous experience working with many departments within the company. She spends her time finding new and exciting ways to connect Scorpion both with the local and global community. When she is not at the office, Kylie enjoys dancing, live music, sporting events, and spending time with her black Labradoodle, Royce. She is also a proud graduate, and diehard fan, of the University of California, Los Angeles.