Glock donations total $480,000.
Glock Inc. has presented $480,000 to three organizations. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) received $400,000, the Young Marines received $50,000 and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Survivors Benefit Fund received $30,000. Josh Dorsey, Glock vice president, presented the donations during the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in October.
Glock has made a five-year commitment to provide $2 million to the NLEOMF to help fund the National Law Enforcement Museum, which is projected to open in Washington, D.C., in 2016.
"Glock will be prominently featured in the new museum, both for their partnership and for their place in law enforcement history," said Craig Floyd, NLEOMF chairman and CEO. "We will showcase six iconic artifacts in the police history beat exhibit; one of these is the Glock pistol."
National Young Marine of the Year, 17-year-old Sgt. Maj. Dakota Richter, accepted the $50,000 donation from Glock. Richter was selected as the Young Marine of the Year from a pool of more than 10,000 members across the country.
"I'm honored to accept this donation knowing that Glock is helping to develop a new generation of leaders," Richter said. "This money goes directly toward funding our National Leadership Academy, a program where Young Marine students are empowered to train other Young Marines and everyone learns hands-on about leadership."
Representatives from the DEA Survivors Benefit Fund accepted Glock's donation. The fund assists the families of DEA agents killed in the line of duty.
"This fund is currently supporting the education of 12 college student survivors," said Richard Crock, DEA Survivors Benefit Fund chairman. "We could not do all that we do without the generous support from corporations like Glock."
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2014|
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