Activision Donates $2 Million to Call of Duty Charity
Activision Blizzard has announced that it’s donated $2 million to its Call of Duty Endowment charity, which helps soldiers find jobs following after their military service.
According to Gamespot, the money is being given as a flat donation alongside the $1.7 million the company raised through the sale of limited edition dog tags during the holiday season in America.
“We are committed to our veterans,” Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said in a statement. “They put their lives on the line for our freedom and security. They all have unique experiences, skills, and capabilities that should be highly desirable to any employer.”
The bulk of the money will be focused on supporting the growth of local veterans’ charities that aim to provide employment services for those who have served in the military.
Since being established back in 2009, the Call of Duty Endowment hasn’t been involved in finding employment for veterans directly, but rather by funding non-governmental organisations that work to find jobs for ex-military personnel. Activision reports the scheme has helped over 1,000 veterans find jobs so far.
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