Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Veterans & Supporters @ Dell EMC

~~~ Guest post by Mikeal Brooks ~~~

Veterans & Supporters is an inclusive Employee Resource Group (ERG) that helps people of all branches within the armed forces. Members may be veterans, Reserve or National Guard members, family members of a veteran, or simply an individual who desires to support members. Our chapter in Utah consists of a large veteran base, but we also have a significant amount of support from non-veterans. The group is designed to support veterans at Dell EMC as well as give back to the community. 

Current Events
      
  • Fisher House Landscaping project – Donated and provided volunteers hours to restructure and clean up the fisher house in SLC. We also re-painted storage boxes and had an opportunity to meet with some of the residents seeking medical treatment at the VA.
    Fisher House volunteers
  • Fundraising for the SLC honor flights – The campaign is currently ongoing. We’re raising money to help the honor flights transport several WW2 and Korean war veterans back to DC for a ribbon cutting ceremony for new monuments.
Past Events
  • We have sponsored several events and conducted signing ceremonies with the ESRG.
  • We have paid for and served breakfast to the Honor Flights, and served dinner to Fisher House residents.
Honor Flights
Honor Flights Veterans
  • We donated wheel chairs to the Honor Flights Foundation.
Victoria Chadwick, Richard Vigor, and Judy Lemmons with the
three wheelchairs donated to the Utah Honor Flight