Pulse news magazine

Volume 31, December 2020

Making an impact, even from home

 Endicott employee Garvey Melmed, with his wife Sarah & Fort Wayne employee Andrew Trowbridge, and his sons.

Employees volunteer from their homes for Veterans Day

BAE Systems’ employees show their dedication to our service members by providing the technology our men and women on the battlefield need to stay safe. That commitment doesn’t end when our warfighters come home. In addition to their work, our employees continue their show of support by helping organizations that are dedicated to assisting military members with their transition back to civilian life.

Each year on Veterans Day, our employees come together to participate in volunteer activities to pay their respect and express their thanks to our veterans. Last year, you could feel the energy in the conference rooms across our footprint as employees put together care packages for veterans or contributed to a growing pile of ‘thank you’ notes. While we could not come together physically this year, that energy is still alive and well. The efforts to harness our collective impact and honor our veterans took on a new form in 2020.

At Electronic Systems, we held our first at-home volunteer activity where employees across the sector assembled more than 500 care packages to brighten the day of a veteran staying at a Veteran Affairs Hospital. The care packages were distributed at three VA Hospitals around the country with the greatest need, including the San Diego VA Medical Center in California, Northport VA Medical Center in New York, and Olin Teague VA Medical Center in Texas.

“You should see their smiles,” said Latoya Skinner, Volunteer Service Specialist with the Central Texas Veteran Health Care System. “The love shown through these care packages plays a huge role in the health and wellness of the veteran. It brightens their day and lifts their spirits.”

Our employees’ commitment to helping those who have served our country demonstrates that even through unprecedented times, we can still come together for a common cause. Thank you to all our employees who participated and to all our brave men and women for their service.

By Michelle Faherty, Community Investment, Burlington, Massachusetts