Avis Budget Group Inc. has been honored by USAA, a financial services provider for military members and their families, for its support of the military community.
Part of USAA's Supplier Recognition Program, the "Military Community Supporter Award" is presented to the supplier who has programs, initiatives, community involvement, activities and/or policies that focus on veterans, military spouses and/or National Guard/Reserve service members.
"We are committed to being a successful organization not only in economic terms, but also in the many ways that we impact our customers, the people we employ, their families, our communities and the world at large," said Ronald L. Nelson, chairman and chief executive officer at Avis Budget Group. "… I thank USAA for its continued relationship and for this distinguished honor."
Avis Budget Group's connection with military heroes dates back to the company's founder, Warren Avis, who was a fighter pilot with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Today, the company continues to support the country's service members:
- Avis is enlisted in the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition comprised of major corporations that have jointly committed to hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.
- Avis has a recruitment website for veterans and transitioning service members (www.avisbudgetgroup-veterans.jobs).
- As the official rental car company of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), Budget Car Rental provides transportation assistance as well as support for fundraising.