Activision have announced that Call of Duty’s Endowment charitable fund will be coming to the UK.
Reported by Gamesindustry.biz, Activision boss Bobby Kotick set up the fund back in 2009. The fund is co-chaired by former NATO Commander General James L Jones, and it is led by US Navy Reserve Captain Dan Goldenberg.
The Call of Duty Endowment fund is designed to donate to organisations who place veterans into full time work. The endowments original target was to place 25,000 veterans in jobs by 2018. This goal was reached last year and now a new target of 50,000 veterans by 2019 has been given. Thanks to the fund 37,000 US veterans are now in full-time jobs, with an average starting salary of £42,000
Activision is now looking to offer a similar service for the UK. The company will be funding the UK programme with the Call of Duty Endowment Double Duty Calling Card for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. This card will also feature three rare supply drop for the game.
Dan Goldberg stated that “Our expansion to the UK was a natural move-with a long-standing ally whose armed forces have served so closely with those of the US.”