Bethesda, MD (March 18, 2021) – Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic is proud to announce a new three-year partnership with Amentum, which has pledged to fund wishes for local children of Uniformed Services families. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic creates life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses, giving them the hope and strength to persevere and conquer their toughest days. On average, the organization grants 20 wishes annually to kids whose parents or guardians are serving or have served in the military.
“Through wishes, Amentum’s leadership financial support will give our children the will to fight, improve their quality of life, and provide moments of joy they and their families will treasure forever. As a wish mom myself, I know that their medical journeys can be both scary and trying on the soul. Our uniformed services families have the added stress of their service, including deployments. We are honored to partner with Amentum to provide these heroes with the transformative and uplifting experiences that only Make-A-Wish can provide,” said Lesli Creedon, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic President and CEO.
“Supporting causes that help veterans and military families is something near and dear to our hearts, especially with a third of our employees, about 11,000 people, being military veterans,” said John Vollmer, Amentum’s CEO. “Between frequent moves, deployments and working within the military health system, families in the uniformed services may not always be aware of the resources available to help. Ultimately, Make-A-Wish brings hope, and we want children whose parents serve our nation to be able to tap into that, ultimately helping them to persevere and when possible, heal.”
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Mid-Atlantic chapter has granted more than 10,000 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. Wish kids face any number of critical illnesses such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, kidney and heart disease. This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a critical illness. However, for every wish granted, at least one more local child is waiting. The community has the opportunity to make an impact today by helping Make-A-Wish close the gap between wishes that are granted and those that are still waiting. For more information, please visit: www.midatlantic.wish.org.
Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., we employ more than 34,000 people in all 50 states and perform work in 105 foreign countries and territories. Visit us at Amentum.com to explore how we deliver excellence for our customers’ most vital missions.
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