Call of Duty To Raise Money To Help Unemployed Veterans
Activision has announced its plans to help American veterans find employment through the Call of Duty Endowment. The company is partnering with former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to help in this cause for Veterans Day.As part of the 10th anniversary for the Call of Duty Endowment, which helps veterans find jobs, Activision revealed a new campaign with Mattis to raise awareness for its new “Hire. Honor” campaign.
Activision announced that 100% of its Endowment goes towards helping find jobs for veterans. So far, the program has placed more than 63,000 veterans into jobs, and the goal is to have 100,000 veterans find employment by 2024.
Players can support this cause on Monday when Call of Duty: Mobile releases an Endowment-themed content pack which includes in-game skins. Likewise, players can watch partnered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare streamers on Twitch with CODE clan tags. Players who watch an hour of streaming video will receive 30 minutes of 2XP. Anyone who watches two hours will receive a Call of Duty Endowment Calling Card.
Call of Duty is also teaming up with streamer Dr. Disrespect and NBA player Klay Thompson who are working with the online fundraising service Omaze to help the Endowment. There’s a chance to win an opportunity to stream with the duo for one lucky donor.Call of Duty supporting the veterans it portrays in its military shooters is a good thing, and Mattis specifically cites issues veterans face following their leave from active duty, like PTSD. If you’re interested in supporting veterans through Call of Duty’s endowment, check out participating streams on Monday. For more, check out IGN’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review.