CIRTEC Medical of Enfield, CT donates laptops to Work Vessels for Vets program to equip injured veterans in career education programs
ENFIELD, CT – AUGUST 25, 2020 - Just in time for the Fall Semester of college, CIRTEC Company has donated 15 laptops for injured veterans completing higher education programs following military service. The Mystic, Connecticut-based nonprofit, Work Vessels for Vets (www.WVFV.org), received the shipment to support its program to equip America’s veterans with the tools they need to make a successful transition from service-connected injuries to new
career training for civilian life. Since its founding in 2008, Work Vessels for Vets, Inc has sent equipment, like these laptops, to more than 2000 injured veterans in all 50 states. To date, the value of these “hands up” has exceeded $3 million!
Cathy Cook, Executive Director of WVFV noted, “The transition from combat to civilian careers is difficult, especially for veterans who cope with injuries. Our nonprofit mission looks to offer a “hand up” to help these heroes know that they are supported and equipped to develop a sense of independence as they begin to heal. We rely on in kind donations and financial support to make these dreams come true. It is only possible with generous donations from corporations like CIRTEC that upcycle refurbished items to help us offer a hand up to our returning veterans.”
Veterans like USMC Corporal Thomas Cruz really needed a laptop as he embarks on his first college courses in Digital Communications at community college. “Thank you, guys so much! I was sharing a laptop computer with my sister-in -law and really needed a laptop when classes for next semester start on August 28th.”
Other laptops have been shipped to veterans across the country, like US Navy veteran who has started her training at college for a new career as a dental hygienist. A US Air Force Veteran is using his laptop to coursework to build upon his military training as an aircraft maintainer. And US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class enters a VA Tech Program to study computer programming after many years out of school. He reflected the sentiments of his fellow veterans when he wrote, “Thank you so much, this means the world to me!!!