Federal Premium Expands Donations, Non-Profit Support During Pandemic

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posted on April 9, 2020
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Federal Ammunition, one of the Vista Outdoor family of companies, donated two cases of N-95 respirators masks to two health care facilities—Mercy Hospital and Cambridge Medical Center. Both are located near the companies Anoka, MN, headquarters and manufacturing plant.

"We are honored to help our first responders, as they are really the heroes in this time of crisis," said Jason Vanderbrink, President Ammunition, VISTA Outdoor.

The 200 masks are critical in protecting the professional who face the COVID-19 pandemic and, unlike cloth masks, they are FDA approved and regulated by the CDC for personnel during procedures to protect patients and health care professionals. Federal will be donating more masks from its factory in the next few days.

While the pandemic has captured headlines and forced citizens to shelter in place, Vista Outdoors has not surrendered its dedication to helping non-profit organizations. In fact, it’s expanded that mission during this unlikely time. After the COVID-19 storm clears the company’s aid will help each continue their veteran- and youth-oriented missions to explore, grow and heal in the outdoors. Here’s are a few of the latest to benefit from Vista’s focus.

Blue Star Families is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening America's military families through community building. The organization is dedicated to helping them overcome the isolation, frequent moves, deployments, and reduced support from the government.

House in the Woods brings together active military, veterans, and their family members to relax, share, bond, and deal with lingering stress and grief while enjoying outdoor recreation activities, hunting, fishing, nature tours, campfires, and wildlife spotting. Participants face outdoor challenges while sharing laughter, memories, sorrow, service, pride and other common bonds.

Warrior Bonfire strives to improve the lives of Purple Heart recipients on their journey of recovery and healing. The organization creates activity-based, stress-free environments to promote camaraderie and therapeutic healing. For more on Warrior Bonfire, see their website.

Vista Outdoor and its brands support additional non-profit organizations through local partnerships or brand-level support. For more information on these organizations, please visit www.vistaoutdoor.com/social-responsibility-2/

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