2,600 Suits Donated to Veterans of the US Armed Forces for Job Interviews
The event is hosted by Farmers Insurance, St. John Properties and ZIPS Dry Cleaners
BALTIMORE, MD (March 17, 2017) – More than 700 veterans of the United States Armed Forces are expected to attend the “Marching Our Veterans Back to Work” special event, scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Cromwell Business Park, located at 796 Cromwell Park Drive in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Farmers Insurance®, ZIPS Dry Cleaners and St. John Properties, Inc. are teaming together to donate 2.600 suits and pieces of business attire to veterans residing in the Fort Meade region seeking formal clothing to wear at their next job interview. Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-2nd District) and executives from the three donating companies are expected to attend.
The “Marching Our Veterans Back to Work” event is designed to help active duty personnel who have served the country, transition into the civilian workforce. The suit donation by Farmers Insurance is part of the company’s national “Suits for Soldiers” campaign which has successfully collected more than 70,000 articles of clothing nationwide. An anticipated one million military personnel will transition from the military to civilian life over the next several years.
“St. John Properties is proud to support our veterans seeking to reenter the work force through the Marching Our Veterans Back to Work Event,” stated Larry Maykrantz, President of St. John Properties. “The suits that are donated to their military members will provide them with a professional first-impression when interviewing for a new position. We can never thank our veterans enough for their dedicated service to our country. We are honored to play a role in assisting them with the transition from the military to the civilian workforce.”
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 18 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail and warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company and their philanthropic efforts, visit https://www.sjpi.com/company/philanthropy