From a Day of Hope to a Wounded Warrior – Collaborating with Organizations that Support & Inspire in Maine
Building strong communities where we live and work is important to us at BONNEY. We’re proud to support the people and organizations that make helping Maine and New Hampshire community members their mission. Recently, BONNEY was on hand to lend employment expertise at area events that have a focus we feel strongly about. Providing a resource for jobs is part of keeping the fiber of our local communities strong, and wherever we can help veterans, families, and individuals secure needed employment, we’ll be there.
Bangor – A Day of Hope for Area Families
BONNEY was invited to participate in the Day of Hope event held at the Bangor Waterfront on September 20th. The Day of Hope, part of the Convoy of Hope organization, visits communities throughout the country (and internationally) to provide help and resources to those in need. It was an incredibly successful and rewarding day; thousands of area residents were able to receive free medical and dental exams, groceries, job placement help, haircuts, clothes, and many other services. BONNEY was there with a booth to offer resumé reviews, answer employment questions, and work with job seekers on applications. We were so pleased to be a part of this event and to be able to provide a resource for our community!
Topsham – An Inspiring Celebration of Veterans
|SSG Travis Mills and Stephanie Asselin, Branch Manager Topsham|
BONNEY was honored to be invited to the ‘Celebrate Veterans!’ conference held in Boothbay, Thursday, Sept. 25th. In attendance were veterans organizations, First Lady of Maine, Ann LePage, and representatives from the military, Chambers of Commerce, Maine Career Centers, and leading local businesses. The day included amazing stories of overcoming adversity and lively discussions about the issues and challenges facing our veterans, including sharing of best practices and brainstorming new proposals. We were pleased to take part in the Employer Panel: Hiring Veterans Works, along with UNUM, Bath Iron Works, AAA and Cianbro.
Wounded warrior and motivational speaker Staff Sergeant Travis Mills gave the keynote. In the two years since Travis Mills lost all four limbs, this unstoppable veteran and determined husband and father learned to walk, started an adventure camp in Maine for other wounded warriors, and founded the Travis Mills Group, a platform from which he encourages injured vets and others not to lose hope and to never, ever give up. This is a true story of overcoming obstacles to amazing success! You can find out more abut Travis Mills at The Travis Mills Foundation.