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CSX

Since 2018, CSX has funded critical programs for warriors, including employment resources and mental health initiatives, while also raising funds within their community for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

Pride in Service: CSX’s Commitment to Wounded Warriors

CSX’s commitment to wounded warriors is part of its community investment initiative, Pride in Service, which serves our country’s heroes by connecting them and their families with their neighbors, resources, support and gratitude.

As a leading rail transportation company, CSX's vision is to be the best-run railroad in North America. CSX operates on 20,000 miles of track across 26 states in the United States, as well as two Canadian provinces.

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CSX - Pride In Service logo.

CSX's Innovation Partnership Goals

Through Pride in Service, CSX partners with WWP to address evolving needs within the veteran community.

CSX's partnership focuses on three major objectives:

 

To positively impact warriors and their families across the states and communities where CSX employees live, work, and serve.

 

To help advance understanding and awareness around issues facing warriors today, internally, and externally.

 

To continue to engage employees in the shared mission of CSX and WWP through fundraising and volunteerism.

CSX Partnership Commitment

CSX fuels the WWP mission at the Innovation level ($500-$999K). Since 2018, the company and its employees have contributed over $3.4 million to help wounded warriors and their families.

With nearly 20% of its workforce having served, CSX values veteran employment. CSX partners with the WWP Warriors to Work® program on workforce development initiatives including customized drone training, veteran job fairs, and "lunch & learns."

CSX is committed to supporting WWP’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program to mitigate food insecurity in the warrior population by providing critical funding and hosting employee-led food drives.

Because of its commitment to mental health, CSX has committed to delivering WWP’s suicide prevention awareness training to its special agents and other employees.

Each year CSX employees support warriors through food drives, skills-based volunteering, and participation in the annual WWP Carry Forward 5K in Jacksonville. This event engages employees to raise critical funds in support of wounded warriors.

As a sponsor of the WWP Community Partner Convening event, CSX will strengthen its ties to the veteran nonprofit community, while helping to spark critical conversations and share best practices.

CSX President and CEO Joe Hinrichs speaks to participants at the 2023 Jacksonville Carry Forward 5K.

“Wounded warriors are a special community to CSX. This partnership offers the perfect opportunity for us to raise awareness and show our support.”

JOE HINRICHS
President & CEO | CSX

Partner Awards

CSX has been recognized for partnership excellence and support of wounded warriors and their families.

WWP executives honored CSX representatives with glass award.

2023 Corporate Partner Impact Award

CSX executives Angela Costa and John Kitchens received the Excellence in Program Activation award during the 2024 Corporate Partner Summit in recognition of the company’s commitment to and promotion of the WWP warrior drone training program.

The Corporate Partner of the Year trophy includes a sculpture of one soldier carrying another placed on a wood base with a plaque on the front of it.

2022 Corporate Partner of the Year

CSX received this honor at the 2023 WWP Corporate Partner Summit. The award recognized the company's commitment to removing barriers to veteran employment, prioritizing suicide prevention training, and driving employee engagement.

A wounded warrior wearing a yellow safety vest and sunglasses is operating the controls of a drone while a CSX police officer stands by him providing instruction.

2024 PR News Impact Communications Awards

CSX received a 2024 PR News Impact Communications Award in the Corporate-Community Partnership category for its efforts in support of the WWP Drone Certification Training program. The award is a testament to the valuable work WWP and CSX do together to help place veterans at the center of innovative jobs of the future.

A female WWP employee holding a silver trophy stands smiling next to a female CSX executive holding a gold trophy in front of a sign that says Halo Awards.

2024 Halo Awards

CSX and WWP were honored at the 2024 Engage for Good Conference with both a Gold Halo in the Best Employee Engagement Initiative category and a Silver Halo in the Best Direct Service Initiative category for their partnership in the WWP Drone Certification Training program. The Halo Awards are the highest recognition for outstanding social impact initiatives.

See Other Ways CSX Impacts Warriors and Their Families

CSX works in collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project to amplify and activate its partnership.

A male CSX employee smiles as he stands in the front of a meeting room during a job fair.

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Your corporate partnership and financial support will help change – and save – the lives of injured veterans, while helping to achieve your company’s business goals by aligning with WWP’s brand and mission.

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