Betson Partners with Jersey Cares to Build Veterans Hope Packs￼
Volunteers Created More Than 50 Packs for Veterans
Betson Enterprises team members joined staff from Jersey Cares in Carlstadt, NJ, to fill bags for Veterans experiencing homelessness with necessities such as first aid kits, hygiene products, rain ponchos, flashlights, and other items. Team members also created no-sew fleece blankets to provide Veterans warmth and comfort during the winter.
“Partnering with Jersey Cares allows for individualized corporate volunteer initiatives designed expressly for our employees to address community-identified needs,” said Evelyn Cortes - Human Resources Director for Betson Enterprises. “Supporting Veterans is an important initiative for the organization, and we are pleased to be able to create a volunteer event that allows our team members to show our support.”
Team members from Betson’s other offices across the country wrote personalized cards for Veterans to thank them for their service. All completed Veterans Hope Packs will be donated to Backpacks for Life.
About Jersey Cares
Jersey Cares is a nonprofit organization established in 1993 that works to increase civic engagement in New Jersey by coordinating volunteer opportunities to address community-identified needs. We provide volunteer opportunities to individuals, families, and corporate and community groups. Jersey Cares partners with hundreds of nonprofit agencies to provide service projects that range from serving meals to building greenhouses in urban schools. Jersey Cares is an affiliate of the Points of Light Network, an innovative alliance of volunteer catalysts worldwide.
About Backpacks for Life
Since 2014, BFL has been dedicated to serving homeless and at-risk veterans through backpack distribution and a mentorship program. The BFL team works one-on-one with veterans to help them find the right supportive services for their situation. The process is aided by countless hours of personal interaction and the physical distribution of backpacks. Backpacks represent the first line of defense, a symbol of hope, and so much more for the team at Backpacks For Life.
For more on Betson's community relations initiatives visit Betson Cares.