WD-40® Brand Donates $25,000 to AMVETS to Support Skilled Trades | WD-40

WD-40® Brand Donates $25,000 to AMVETS to Support Skilled Trades

WD-40® Brand Donates $25,000 to AMVETS to Support Skilled Trades

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SAN DIEGO – August 16, 2023 – Courage, honor, and tenacity are the guiding principles of those who serve in the military. Recognizing the immense potential of these values in transitioning veterans, WD-40 Brand unites with AMVETS to support veterans pursuing a skilled trades education through the Veterans Scholarship Program.

Through the partnership, WD-40 Brand is donating $25,000 to fund five scholarships, which will directly impact the lives of veterans pursuing a career in the skilled trades. The scholarships allow WD-40 Brand and AMVETS to forge a brighter future for veterans and support the skilled trades workforce with capable, disciplined and resilient individuals.

"At WD-40 Company, we are firm believers in making things better than they are today and one of the ways we do this is by empowering others to become the best versions of themselves," said Erin Bala, Vice President of US Marketing & Americas Innovation at WD-40 Company. “The dedication and sacrifice of our veterans in protecting our nation deserve our gratitude, and now it's our turn to give back, providing them a strong foundation for their future in the skilled trades, which are critically important and highly in demand."

AMVETS National Commander Donald McLean applauds the support for transitioning veterans.

"Having served 32 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, I deeply value the hands-on skills I honed during my time in the military," said Commander McLean. "AMVETS' commitment to supporting our veterans and ensuring a seamless transition to post-service employment is commendable, and as National Commander, I look forward to seeing how these scholarships impact our American heroes."

The scholarship application period is open from August 1 to October 15, with winners announced in November. Interested applicants can find the scholarship application here. For more information about WD-40 Brand, visit, and to learn about AMVETS, visit

About WD-40 Brand

WD-40® Brand offers more than 30 innovative, quality products to get the Job Done Right®. For nearly 70 years, Original WD-40® Formula (called WD-40® Multi-Use Product), America’s #1 multi-purpose lubricant*, has helped end users stop squeaks, protect against corrosion, penetrate stuck parts, lubricate moving parts, and displace moisture. The same spirit of innovation for solving the toughest challenges, which led to the creation of the original WD-40® Multi-Use Product, also drove the brand to grow its family of offerings to include the WD-40 Specialist® line – best-in-class products that deliver superior performance for industry professionals. WD-40 Specialist products provide specialized, heavy-duty solutions in factories, facilities, automotive garages, and on farms around the world. The line consists of lubricants, penetrants, greases, cleaners and degreasers, and rust-management solutions scientifically designed for the world’s toughest jobs. For additional information about WD-40® Brand products, please visit 

About WD-40 Company

WD-40 Company is a global marketing organization dedicated to creating positive lasting memories by developing and selling products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes around the world. The Company owns a wide range of well-known brands that include maintenance products and homecare and cleaning products: WD-40® Multi-Use Product, WD-40 Specialist®, 3-IN-ONE®, GT85®, 2000 Flushes®, no vac®, 1001®, Spot Shot®, Lava®, Solvol®, X-14® and Carpet Fresh® For additional information about WD-40 Company, please visit


AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide.

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