Local Defense Contractor Makes Difference in Communities it Serves
Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach based ADS, Inc. has formed a new charitable foundation aimed at bolstering its long-time support for the military and emergency response communities.
The new ADS Mission Give Back Foundation will enable the company to award scholarships to children of fallen heroes, increase charitable giving and impact the local community more effectively than ever before, company officials said.
“As a company, we have always made it our mission to give back and support the communities we serve.” “This new Foundation permanently establishes that commitment, and we couldn't be prouder or more excited about what's to come.”
-Jason Wallace, ADS’ CEO
In recent years, ADS and its employees have embraced a company-wide initiative they affectionately dubbed Mission Give Back. The program provided the staff with an endless stream of volunteer and charitable giving opportunities to support the nation’s military, veteran, and first-responder communities. Over the years, employees have built homes with Habitat for Humanity, run and sponsored races benefiting various organizations, and partnered with organizations like the USO to raise money for military service members, just to name a few.
The ADS Mission Give Back Foundation takes those efforts a step further, allowing the company to more efficiently raise and distribute charitable financial support and organize volunteer efforts. In the future, the Foundation anticipates hosting fundraising events that interested members of the public will be able to contribute to and enjoy as a community.
ADS also implemented a new policy that will provide every employee with an additional paid day off for volunteer activities every year. “The Foundation will continue to be an outlet for employees who embraced our Mission Give Back program and are looking for more ways to get involved,” said Wallace.
More than a third of our staff has served in the military or is part of a military family, so we don’t have to convince anyone here the value of supporting these communities,” said Wallace. “This is the platform we needed to really allow our employees to give back to them in the way they can make the biggest impact.”
To kick off the new Foundation, ADS hosted a donation event for employees on Friday, April 27th. ADS team members were encouraged to wear purple in honor of the Month of the Military Child. In turn, ADS donated $100 to the Foundation for every person that wore purple. They raised more than $25,000.
About ADS, Inc.
ADS, Inc. is a leading value-added logistics and supply chain solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organizations, law enforcement agencies, first responders, partner nations, and the defense industry. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, ADS is a Top 50 Department of Defense Contractor focused on solving our customers’ challenges by providing the best product and service offerings, the broadest array of procurement options, and legendary customer service.