Altria Continues Commitment to Hope For The Warriors

Donation will help outreach program integrate military families into communities

RICHMOND, Va. -- Altria Group has again made a commitment to the needs of military families through a $75,000 donation to Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen.

The donation will benefit the nonprofit's community outreach program.

The community outreach program engages the military family by providing person-centered planning, using a network of programs within Hope For The Warriors as well as programs supported by the military, government, community and other nonprofits. Additional, community outreach educates communities nationwide of the challenges and needs of wounded service members and their families.

The community outreach program is one of 11 programs supported by Hope For The Warriors in its aim to restore self, family and hope for wounded service members and their families.

"Hope For The Warriors is extremely thankful to Altria for their continued support to our organization and to all wounded service members," Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors president said. "Altria has made it possible for our staff to focus on our programs and improve the lives of our military families."

The mission of Hope For The Warriors is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for service members and military families.

Hope For The Warriors is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

Richmond, VA.-BasedAltria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. and John Middleton. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Philip Morris Capital Corp. and has a continuing economic and voting interest in SABMiller.