Each spring, Witt/Kieffer employees give back to their communities in a firm-wide “Day of Service.” This year, consultants and staff across the U.S. took time out of the office to honor and support military and veterans organizations for a day.
Fourteen groups at different Witt/Kieffer sites participated over the course of two weeks, dedicating time and resources to the following organizations:
The New York Office team participated in a ceremony to read names of fallen soldiers, for a Vietnam Day event with the United Veterans War Council.
The St. Louis Office put together care packages for active military personnel through the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care charity.
Oak Brook, Illinois, employees worked alongside the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Veterans Food Pantry to assist veterans in selecting food for themselves and their families.
Oak Brook continued its support of veterans by working with the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Employees donated their time and resources to “spring clean” two affordable-living houses for men, garden, landscape and build a
raised vegetable garden for MSHV’s all-female affordable housing program.
Oak Brook workers also volunteered with Packages 4 Patriots, assembling care packages for soldiers overseas.
The Atlanta Office served lunch to a group of veterans at the Veterans Administration at Fort McPherson.
The Houston Office worked with Camp Hope, part of the PTSD Foundation of America, putting together supplies for residents.
The Louisville Office cleaned the facilities at the Active Hero Community Center.
The Bethesda Office volunteered with Warrior Canine Connection, supporting their mission to help recovering warriors
through the training of service dogs.
The Irvine, California, Office hosted games and provided lunch for veterans at the Long Beach VA Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Unit.
The Emeryville, California, Office provided good food and good company in a lunch for veterans at The Vet Center in Oakland.
The Boston Office completed gardening and grounds work at the Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center, helping create a safe, clean and compassionate environment for veterans.
During its Day of Service activities, Witt/Kieffer employees also donated funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. More than $8,000 were contributed, which was matched by a donation from the company. Through fundraising, volunteering and unwavering support, Witt/Kieffer strives to empower our nation’s service members. For those who served and are serving, we salute you.
The Witt & Wisdom Team
Note: Witt/Kieffer has an ongoing initiative to support military veterans in pursuing leadership roles in the healthcare industry, and to encourage clients to hire veterans as executives. The following resources are one part of that project: “Resources for Military Veterans Seeking Healthcare Leadership Roles”.