Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard was founded in 1996 with the mission to empower veterans’ transition from homeless to home, ending the cycle of homelessness and to assist all at-risk veterans to become engaged, valuable citizens who contribute to their communities.
Volunteers from Suburban Propane customer service centers were on hand to assist the Veterans Place staff in serving a special breakfast to residents and veterans visiting the organization’s resource center. Suburban Propane staff also provided the Veterans Place team with informational assets about the company’s “Heroes Hired Here” program, which provides job training and assistance to military veterans seeking full-time positions with the company.
“Veterans Place is thankful for the generosity and support from Suburban Propane and the SuburbanCares initiative,” Shannon Hagy, executive director, Veterans Place, said. “We are honored to be selected from the Pittsburgh region and are truly grateful to the Suburban Propane customer service volunteers for preparing breakfast for our veterans, and for being part of our mission to end veteran homelessness in our community.”
“Veterans have always held a special place in the heart of Suburban Propane, especially when it comes to our community outreach and hiring efforts,” Nandini Sankara, spokesperson, Suburban Propane, said. “We’re honored to work alongside the dedicated staff at Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard to serve breakfast, which is one of many ways we express our sincerest thanks to the heroes that serve our country.”
Additionally, Suburban Propane welcomed Joseph Costanzo, who represented Pennsylvania Sen. Jay Costa’s office, and volunteered time out of his busy schedule to meet with the local veterans.
The partnership is part of the company’s SuburbanCares initiative, which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across the U.S.