Pulse news magazine

Volume 19, May 2017

It all begins with HOPE

Hope For the Warriors helps military families with transition services, health and wellness programs, and sports and recreation activities
Electronic Systems’ new charity partner is all about hope

There are many words that describe hope – desire, wish, longing, dream – because hope cannot be described by just one word. Its purpose is as unique as the individual who needs it. At Hope For The Warriors®, they know there are times when hope is all a serviceman has for his family – and maybe a little help from Hope For The Warriors and Electronic Systems.

The Electronic Systems 2017 charity partner, Hope For The Warriors, believes that those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. They understand the challenges, pride, and joy of being a military family. Hope For The Warriors is a family united by a shared conviction of honor and sacrifice.

“We are honored to partner with BAE Systems throughout 2017,” said Chris Sharon, chief operations officer at Hope For The Warriors. “This partnership will allow us to grow our comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.”

At Electronic Systems, we acknowledge that serving one’s country is a calling, one that is not heard by all. For those who heed the call, restoring a sense of self, family, and hope can be extremely challenging. To transition from active duty to family life can be very daunting for a service member. Hope For The Warriors provides transition services, health and wellness programs, sports and recreation activities, as well as community development and engagement activities to support them on their transition journey.

“I am looking forward to working alongside our employees to raise $50,000 this year, as we have done in years past for other partners,” said Electronic Systems Community Investment Director Lu Goncalves-Getty.

The $50,000 goal will be reached through local fundraising activities such as the Super Bowl Beanbag and Football Toss at Canal Street, the Cookbook Sale in Hudson, and Pi Day in Burlington. Employees can also donate through our Workplace Giving website and receive 100 percent company match.

Through our partnership with Hope For The Warriors, we will be able to help our military families across the United States fulfill that sense of hope. Watch for local fundraising activities and/or visit the Workplace Giving website to learn more about Hope For The Warriors and how you can get involved.

By Paula Mondebello, Community, Austin, Texas