Take your hats off for the National Grid veteran employees and the American Legion Sd1 Dorie Miller USN Memorial Post 213 and Services for the Underserved.
The resource group sold more than 570 specially designed camouflage hard hats. The sale, coupled with a contribution from National Grid, raised more than $12,800, which will help the two organizations support programs that help the borough’s vets.
For Gulf War veteran S. Rambarran, the Dorie Miller Post and Services for the Underserved impacted his life.
“My family is the American Legion and because they helped me in my time of need I want to help agencies like SUS to reach out to other veterans,” he said.
“On behalf of the American Legion Post 213 and SUS we are grateful for the support,” said Dr. Charles Hall, commander of the American Legion Post 213. “This donation will allow us to help more veterans like Rambarran and their families by providing transportation for medical appointments, career development with computer literacy training and housing stability.”
“As a Marine veteran I understand the unique challenges when transitioning to civilian life and a career. We’re honored to help put veterans to work at National Grid; we currently employ more than 700 veterans across our company with 125 right here in the New York Metro area and are committed to growing that number,” said Keith Rooney, director of the Community and Customer Management at National Grid.
The camouflage hard hat donation took place at Genesis II Veterans Residence in East New York, a housing complex where 50 of the units are set aside for homeless disabled veterans.
Standing O says, “Thank you.”
Dorie Miller Post 213 [1402 Eighth Ave. between 14th and 15th streets in Park Slope, (347) 645–1039].
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