Vista Outdoor raises six figures for homeless veterans charity
By Christen Smith
Members of Vista Outdoor’s leadership team present a check for more than $146,000 to the Veterans Community Project (Photo: PRNewsfoto/Vista Outdoor Inc.)
Vista Outdoor raised more than $146,000 for a homeless veteran’s charity based in Kansas City earlier this month.
The Veteran’s Community Project will use the funds to build “tiny house” communities and provide onsite services aimed at addressing the underlying causes of veteran homelessness.
“All of us at VCP were blown away by the kindness and compassion of the Vista Outdoor team,” said Chris Stout, chief executive officer at VCP. “This was the largest single-night fundraising event in our organization’s history, and we’re eager to use this donation to help more veterans overcome the challenges they’re facing.”
Construction workers planning Phase II construction of VCP’s “veteran’s village” in Kansas City. (Photo: Veteran’s Community Project/Facebook)
Vista Outdoor CEO Chris Metz expressed pride in the company’s employees and partners who donated to the VCP via a silent auction during Vista’s annual sales conference in Overland Park, Kansas.
“Vista Outdoor and its brands have a legacy of supporting the brave men and women who serve our nation, so this partnership with VCP was a natural fit,” he said. “Our company strives to embody a culture of responsibility, and