VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
ECHCS hosts 'Suits for Warriors'
On December 18, the entire 1,100 feet of the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center’s concourse was lined with Veterans, active duty service members and reservists. America’s heroes all attended the first ever ‘Suits for Warriors’ event hosted in partnership with Boeing, H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, Dress For Success Denver and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS).
Approximately 750 men’s business suits were donated by Men’s Warehouse and another 100 women’s suits were donated by Dress For Success Denver. The value of these donations is approximately $143,000. In total, 572 of America’s heroes presented in hopes of finding a suit and at the end of the day, every last one of these men and women took a suit of their very own home.
“I cannot thank our community partners enough for the work they do in support of the military and our Veterans. Transitioning into civilian life and a new career path can be challenging. One suit can make all the difference in helping a Veteran’s confidence while preparing for interviews, job fairs or networking events,” VA ECHCS Director Michael Kilmer said.
VA ECHCS Voluntary Services helped to make this event a success and hopes that this can become an annual event in support of helping those who may not have the means to purchase a suit, just like it did for Hawaii native, Army National Guard Veteran Tony Diec who said he hasn’t needed a business suit until recently. “I’m in between jobs right now and am grateful for services that provide business suits like this so I can dress the part at interviews,” Diec said.
If you are interested in hosting an event or volunteering with VA ECHCS, please contact Voluntary Services at 720.723.3864. If you are interested in donating, please click here: https://www.pay.gov/public/form/start/53168819/
For any questions, please contact the ECHCS public affairs team at email@example.com or by calling 720.245.1550