(July 8, 2:59 p.m.) Seald Sweet International, Vero Beach, Fla., has launched a program for the nation’s injured veterans and families of deceased members of the armed services.

The citrus grower, importer and marketer July 8 rolled out a marketing campaign in conjunction with its summer citrus program that helps the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that financially helps wounded and deceased armed services members and their families beyond what the departments of defense and veterans affairs normally provide.

Through the program, which includes promotional packaging, Seald Sweet is contributing proceeds from its fresh citrus sales to the foundation.

Owe a debt

The foundation donates “comfort homes” — constructed on the grounds of major military and Veterans Administration medical centers throughout the world — allowing family members live close to relatives receiving medical care.

“We feel we owe a great debt to these men and women and their families who have sacrificed so much,” said David Mixon, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, in a news release. “We are very fortunate to be in a position where we can contribute and make a difference.”

More information on the foundation is at www.fisherhouse.org.

The promotion runs through 2008.