Three dozen wounded Marines got to spend the holidays with their families, thanks to an $18,000 donation from the employees of Carlsbad, Calif.–based Barratt American. The funds were raised in just one week and included a matching contribution from the company. Proceeds went to the nonprofit Warrior Foundation to either send the Marines home or, in the case of those unable to travel, to send their families to see them in the hospital.

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