For the third consecutive year, Suburban Integrated Facilities Resources is showing their support for Veterans by participating in the 2016 Run to Home Base, Presented by New Balance on July 23rd. The Braintree–based company has over 30 employees, friends and family on the “Suburban Salutes” team. They are aiming to raise $30,000 to help Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through clinical care, wellness programs, education and research.
The Run to Home Base is the biggest charity event of the year for Home Base. The 9K run and 2.5 mile walk starts and ends at Fenway Park. Service men and women line the end of the course, cheering on participants as they cross home plate.
“Supporting Veterans’ causes is a primary focus of our social mission and we are proud to have many Veterans working at Suburban. Home Base provides valuable care for our military and their families,” Christopher Pratt, Vice President of Suburban and US Army Veteran, explained. “Our team is excited to be a part of this event and support the work being done at Home Base.”
Funds raised by the Suburban Salutes team are primarily through the generous donations of friends, families, and suppliers. The Company also hosts internal fundraising events and raffles, with appealing prizes, such as an extra vacation day. “While not everyone can participate in the event at Fenway, people feel connected to the team—and, to Veterans– when they can support the runners and walkers during in-office fundraisers,” said Pratt.
In effort to maintain the commitment to Home Base, Suburban Integrated Facilities Resources fulfills any fundraising goals not met by members of the team. “We want everyone to participate and enjoy the event, so we do what we can to alleviate some of the pressure of raising funds,” said Pratt.
Regarding his take on the event, Pratt said “It’s important for people to know that the wounds of war will linger for years. As a country, we can’t lose sight of the need for programs like Home Base that treat the invisible wounds. The event is amazing; it is truly inspiring to all of us.”
If you wish to donate to the Suburban Salutes team, visit www.runtohomebase.org/suburbansalutes. If you want to register for the Run to Home Base, visit www.runtohomebase.org. To learn more about Home Base and the services it offers visit www.homebase.org.
About Suburban Integrated Facilities Resources:
Suburban Integrated Facilities Resources provides, building, mechanical, electrical, cleaning and cleanroom services that keep spaces maintained, safe, and environmentally sustainable. With decades of experience in the commercial office, education, biotechnology, municipal, and industrial industries, Suburban offers responsive, flexible, and reliable services for any commercial facility. Our clients consider us their partners, and that is why Suburban is their complete facilities resource. Learn more about Suburban at www.suburbanresources.com.
About Home Base:
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma and family relationship challenges. Since its inception, Home Base has served more than 9,000 Veterans and Family Members with care and support, trained more than 25,000 clinicians, educators and community members nationally and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments– ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century warrior and military family. For more information please visit www.homebase.org.