Santander Bank Employee Resource Group Partner with Building Impact to Benefit the Home Base Program
Recently , Santander’s veterans employee resource group partnered with Building Impact to prepare Welcome backpacks for patients attending Home Base’s 2 week Intensive Clinical Program.
One hundred Santander veterans and supporters joined this virtual community outreach event over two days on May 24 and May 26. The team filled 100 backpacks with much needed supplies for Home Base patients.
Jay Sartori, Associate Director, Vice President ,Corporate Security for Santander and national co-lead of their veterans employee resource group, said “The virtual event facilitated by Building Impact to support the Home Base Program was well received by our employees. The Building Impact team hit the mark by providing a virtual platform to support our veteran community during the COVID 19 crisis.”
Jesse Wong, Executive Director and New England Regional Lead for the Santander veterans network provided several quotes from attendees to the event:
“I took the opportunity to make another Virtual Care Package. I used the QR Code on the volunteer flyer. Thank You for this wonderful opportunity. I was skeptical about “virtual volunteering” but I was very pleasantly surprised at how fulfilling it was. I truly commend everyone who dedicates their time to improving the lives of our veterans and their families.”
“I enjoyed being able to personally assemble a care package for a vet. This event gave me an opportunity to feel useful and express my gratitude to a soldier”.
“Thank you for organizing! It was an incredible to learn more about the Home Base program and being able to do our little bit to help.”
“Thank you so much for setting the event up. Wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was great. ”
Building Impact (www.buildingimpact.org/) provides volunteer opportunities to strengthen communities by empowering companies with the opportunity to volunteer, donate, & connect with high impact, local nonprofits working on critical social issues. They have worked with several local veterans employee resource groups over the last several years to support the Home Base program.