New England VERG volunteer opportunities

By Darlene Masse

The fall is a great time to get outside and volunteer your time. Here are several opportunities for New England employees to volunteer with our Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) this September.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) – Rhode Island
Volunteers are needed to support OSDRI’s annual Stand Down event at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland, RI. OSDRI is looking for volunteers to help with three main areas: event setup, registration and clean up.

 

Location:

 

 

Diamond Hill Park
Cumberland, RI

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

 

Event Setup

September 14-15, starting at 8:30am

 

Registration

September 16, starting at 7:30am

 

Clean up

September 19, starting at 8:30am

 

Contacts:

 

Employees interested in participating must first seek approval from their supervisor, and then contact one of the employees listed below to register to volunteer.

 

·         Mike Cavaco (Michael.cavaco@nationalgrid.com)

·         Sean McGovern (sean.mcgovern@nationalgrid.com)

·         Ann Ferreira (ann.ferreira@nationalgrid.com)

·         George Maerkle (George.maerkle@nationalgrid.com)


Saluting Branches – Rhode Island & Massachusetts
Volunteers are needed to help with Saluting Branches events in MA and RI on September 21. During the events, volunteers will be trimming and pruning trees in an effort to help keep the veterans cemeteries a safe and beautiful place for all those who visit.

Location: Exeter Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail, Exeter, RI
Date: September 21

 

Time: Starting at 8:00am

 

Contacts: Employees interested in participating must first seek approval from their supervisor, and then contact one of the employees listed below to register to volunteer.

 

·         Mike Cavaco (Michael.cavaco@nationalgrid.com)

·         Sean McGovern (sean.mcgovern@nationalgrid.com)

·         Ann Ferreira (ann.ferreira@nationalgrid.com)

·         George Maerkle (George.maerkle@nationalgrid.com)

 

General Event Info: Click here for further details.

 

Proper PPE is required: hard hat, work boots, gloves, glasses and high-visibility vest.

Location: Massachusetts National Cemetery

Connery Avenue in Bourne, MA

 

Date: September 21

 

Time: Starting at 8:00am

 

Contacts: Employees interested in participating must first seek approval from their supervisor, and then contact one of the employees listed below to register to volunteer.

 

·         Kevin Shaughnessy (Kevin.Shaughnessy@nationalgrid.com)

·         Ray Rosario (Raymond.Rosario@nationalgrid.com)

 

General Event Info: Click here for further details.

 

Proper PPE is required: hard hat, work boots, gloves, glasses and high-visibility vest.

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