Ballistic set out this holiday to say “Thanks a Million” to local volunteers by coordinating
nominations for them to receive free protective smartphone cases; they reached this
goal within 24 hours, so are now offering “One Million More”
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – (November 12, 2013) – Nearly 70% of all firefighters are volunteers. These courageous firefighters and their stations play a critical role in
keeping our communities safe. In celebration of their bravery, sacrifice and dedication, this holiday season Ballistic Cases set out to say “Thanks a Million”. In partnership with
the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the Ballistic Case Company kicked off an
initiative to donate one million dollars’ worth of protective smartphone cases to volunteers throughout the country.
“In one day, the one million dollars’ worth of cases was not only reached, but exceeded,
because of the explosive response from men and women across the country,” said
Hank Goradesky, CEO, Ballistic. “Now Ballistic is pleased to announce an extension.
We’re determined to donate a total of two million dollars’ worth of protective smartphone
Volunteer firefighters can sign up to receive free cases at Facebook.com/BallisticCases.
There, you can also do your part to say “Thanks a Million More” by nominating a local volunteer firefighter and their station, sharing your story, or by simply leaving a thank you message.
View details HERE.
In recent years call volumes have tripled, putting a strain on already limited resources
and making these brave volunteer firefighters work harder than ever. Smartphones have
become an important tool in the firefighter toolbox; and having a case that ensures
these phones are protected is Ballistic’s way of saying thanks to these everyday heroes.
Twenty years of real world use by firefighters, policemen, EMTs and other first
responders has shaped Ballistic’s legacy and resulted in the Six-Sided Drop Protection technology found in Ballistic cases today.
To join in saying “Thanks a Million,” visit Ballistic on Facebook and nominate your local station, share a story, or simply leave a thank you message. Ballistic will donate cases (HC, SG or SG Maxx) to nominees throughout the holidays. Volunteer firefighters and
stations can also sign up to receive a case directly at Facebook.com/BallisticCases.
“Doing the right thing is something that has driven my team for 20 years,” said Hank Goradesky, CEO, Ballistic. “These loyal volunteers wake up every morning and truly
demonstrate what ‘doing the right thing’ is all about. We are honored to work with the
NVFC to help support these real-life heroes. We are truly ecstatic to see the successes
of this, with firefighters nationwide being eager to participate in the program. With
“Thanks a Million” we invite everyone to show their thanks to the men, women,
husbands, wives, co-workers, neighbors and friends that keep our communities safe.”
“The NVFC is pleased to partner with Ballistic to provide free smartphone cases to
volunteer firefighters,” said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg. “We cannot believe
how quickly the original goal was reached, and we are incredibly grateful for Ballistic’s
continued dedication with their commitment to donating two million dollars’ worth of
cases. This is a great example of a company giving back by supporting the volunteers
who protect our nation’s communities.”
For more information on “Thanks a Million” and how you can join in celebrating these
brave volunteers, visit Facebook.com/BallisticCases.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership
association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services.
The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides
invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.
About Ballistic® Case Company
Ballistic’s philosophy is simple: Engineered Protection. Our dedicated team of engineers
is passionate about one thing: perfecting protection. Through innovative design,
durable materials, and 20+ years of experience, Ballistic delivers protective solutions for every lifestyle.