EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Four charities during four weeks in May to receive World of Tanks proceeds.
To recognize and honor North American veterans and troops during National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), Wargaming America, the North American publisher and service center of the award-winning videogame developer and publisher, today announced its "World of Thanks" giving program in partnership with top veteran organizations. Wargaming America has chosen four non-profit organizations for the four weeks in May to receive proceeds from sales within its award-winning game, World of Tanks: AMVETS, Homes for our Troops, Military Families Fund and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Each week in May, one of the veteran organizations will receive ten percent of the proceeds from the $14.95 and $49.95 gold packages purchased from the North American cluster. In addition, 75 percent of the proceeds of the $8.99 T14 tank packages (T14 + garage slot + 1000 gold) purchased during May will be divided between the four organizations.
"Beyond being a military-themed game, one of our core audiences of gamers in World of Tanks is active military and veterans - and we feel it's important we show our gratitude and appreciation," said Wargaming American General Manager Jeremy Monroe. "The organizations that we've chosen to work with provide amazing services and support to troops in U.S. and Canada and we're excited to in turn support them."
Weeks for donation:
AMVETS - May 3-9, 2012
Military Families Fund - May 10-16, 2012
Homes for Our Troops - May 17-23, 2012
Paralyzed Veterans of America - May 24-30, 2012
More information about "World of Tanks" program can be found at: http://worldoftanks.com/en/military-month/military-month-2012 .
Last year Wargaming America ran a Veteran's Day campaign to support and donate to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, raising more than $27,000 in one day for the organization.
May 2012 marks the 14th NMAM, a month designated by Congress to educate on both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements. It allows Americans to educate each generation on the historical impact of our military through the participation of the community with those who serve their country.
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Wargaming.net® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Since 1998, the company has published more than 15 titles, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault and Order of War series. Currently Wargaming.net is focused on establishing an MMO war trilogy that will include their flagship armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes (one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012), and the naval World of Battleships scheduled for release in 2013. For more information, please visit: www.wargaming.net
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