Volunteering for Veterans

By Lynne Papetti

National Grid recently hosted their third and final MA volunteer event for the season as part of our community partnership with the Red Sox Foundation. Over forty employee volunteers joined MA president Marcy Reed in a day of service at the Brockton Veterans Affairs Hospital. Activities included window washing, landscaping, kayak power washing, and writing thank you letters to our veterans.

One sample letter: “Thank you for your service. My family is safer because of your sacrifice to our country. I am grateful.”

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter also visited with employees and thanked the team for their support of our veterans.

veterans-2The Brockton VA offers veterans a wide range of healthcare options including short-term rehabilitation, medical care, palliative and hospice care, long-term care, a chronic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) unit, mental health services, comprehensive primary care, and a Domiciliary for homeless veterans. Also available is an inpatient psychiatric unit for women, and a residential rehabilitative unit for women suffering from both PTSD and substance abuse. These units, in conjunction with the outpatient Women’s Health Center, offer women veterans a complete spectrum of healthcare services.

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Paul Cantello

Thank you to all of our 100’s of employee volunteers with the Red Sox Foundation throughout the year. Together, we’re having a positive impact on our communities!


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