Looking for new employees? Consider hiring men and women who have served our country like this landscaper did.
A Two Star Major General honored Tony’s Tree and Landscaping in Rochester, New York, for hiring veterans, according to Time Warner Cable News. The company, which is composed of five generations of veterans, strives to hire military members returning home from war. More than 60 percent of the company’s workforce are veterans.
“We’re passionate about this mission,” says Tony Bartucca to Time Warner Cable News. “I think it’s one of the most important missions because it helps employ these veterans coming back so they can support their family, keep their homes and make them feel like they’re a contributing member to society like they were when they were abroad fighting in a war for our freedom. That’s the least we can do.”
If you want to help veterans in your community, there are several different options, in addition to hiring them.
- GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops: This national outreach program connects landscapers with veterans’ families in their community. You can donate your time and expertise year round to families that have someone away from home serving in the military.
- Disabled American Veterans: Volunteer at the hospital, transport veterans, paint their homes, assist with yard work or perform other helpful tasks.
- Homes for our Troops: Help rebuild veterans’ lives by constructing homes with this group. As of May, HFOT have built 165 specially adapted homes nationwide, and you could help grow this number.
- Operation Write Home: Share your creativity and supportive words by writing letters to active soldiers.
These are just a few of the groups you could join to help your local veterans. But, it’s not about which group you choose to volunteer with — it’s about going out and doing it.