WA Patriot Team Members Run for a Cause and Support the 2019 ‘Race For A Soldier’ Event

On Sunday, September 15th, WA Patriot employees participated in the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation’s annual ‘Race For A Soldier’ 5K and 10 Miler event in Gig Harbor. Our team has been supporting this event for several years through sponsorship, running, and setting up the race route with cones and signage.

CONGRATS to the WA Patriot team members and their families who ran, and a big THANK YOU to the volunteers who organized cone and signage placement along the race route and who assisted wear blue: run to remember in cheering on the race participants along the route. Your support once again helped make this race a successful event.

For additional photos and information about this event, please visit  www.raceforasoldier.org

Construction of the 9/11 Memorial in Milton

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WA Patriot has been working on Phase 1 of the Fife, Milton and Edgewood 9/11 Memorial Project, located at the Milton Community Park. On Wednesday, 9/11/19, we assisted with the erection of a 40-foot section of the World Trade Center that was received from the official 9/11 Commission from New York. You can find out more information about the project at www.fme911.org.  You can also read an interesting article about the project, and specifically the steel piece at King 5.

WA Patriot Supports Local Scholarship Programs

WA Patriot is grateful that we are able to support our local future leaders by recognizing and rewarding their achievements through scholarship programs. This year, we provided graduating seniors from both Peninsula High School and Gig Harbor High School with scholarships to support their continuing education.

WA Patriot Participates in Pull for A Solider – Takes Second Place

WA Patriot participated in the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation’s 2019 Pull for a Solider trap shoot event at the Gig Harbor Sportsman Club. Scoring a 172 as a team, they got 2nd Place – bested by only one point in the event. Congrats to our team, pictured below L to R: Kari Hagen, Mikhail Balasyuk, Andrew Struthers, Steve Norgaard, and Phil Kvamme.

Each year the Foundation holds four events to allow the community to support their mission of enriching the lives of soldiers and their families by raising awareness and funding.  To Learn more about the event, the foundation and how you can support them, please visit their website at http://www.ptsdfoundation.org/.

VA Retsil Home Building Relocation

WA Patriot sent a crew out to the VA Retsil Home in Port Orchard to relocate a small building to a separate part of the campus to better suit the needs of our local veteran facility. Work included the demolition of a wood building and deconstruction and reassembly of a metal structure. WA Patriot is proud to support local organizations, such as the VA Retsil Home, that do so much for our veterans.

WA Patriot Volunteers Remove Trees at Tacoma Rescue Mission Sites

In keeping with the spirit of Park’s Appreciation Day and Earth Day 2019, WA Patriot volunteers contributed their time on Saturday, April 27 to remove approximately 225 damaged trees from the Tacoma Rescue Mission Main Campus and the Tyler Street Family Campus locations. The crew arrived bright and early for a 7AM start and were able to complete the mission by 1:30PM.

 

WA Patriot owes a huge thank-you to our employees for helping to coordinate and perform the work, as well as our generous partners Aaberg Tool & Equipment Rentals who provided chainsaw rentals, and Benchmark Recycling who dropped off and picked up 40-yard waste containers for each site.

 

WA Patriot is proud to support the Tacoma Rescue Mission and their continued efforts to provide much-needed service to the community.

WA Patriot’s 2018 Thanksgiving Food Drive

Staying true to our core value of serving our community, WA Patriot held an annual holiday food drive and donated cash and grocery items in support of the Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank. WA Patriot is grateful to all who contributed and who share our passion for helping local families in need in the community where we live and work.

To learn more about the GHP FISH Food Bank and the services they provide, visit their website www.ghpfish.com.

WA Patriot Proudly Supports 2018 Swing for a Soldier Golf Tournament

WA Patriot had a great time at the Swing for a Soldier Golf Tournament held on July 9, 2018 at Canterwood Golf Club. The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation hosts this annual event, which is supported by organizations and individuals who not only want to enjoy a day on the links, but who also have a passion for bringing awareness and hope to our military members, veterans and their families who deal with post-traumatic stress and combat trauma. For photos from the event, a list of sponsors, and to get ready for next year’s “Swing for a Soldier”, please check out www.swingforasoldier.org

WA Patriot Participates in 2018 CAPE

WA Patriot Project Manager, Zerah Florance and Project Engineer, Kayla Fillion, participated in this year’s Career and Pathways Expo (CAPE) at Harbor Ridge Middle School in Gig Harbor. CAPE is an event that seeks to engage and promote 6th through 8th grade girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) pathways.

They played a communications game where each girl was given a role in the building process — owner, architect, engineer, subcontractor, etc. The owner got to see a ‘vision’ of what they wanted to build — a pre-assembled Lego model — and had to describe what they wanted to the designers who passed that info on to the builders who built their own version with another set of Legos. They focused on all the different professions involved in construction and the importance of communications in the design and construction process.

Zerah and Kayla took time out of their Saturday to share their passion with the young ladies in attendance. We are grateful for their service to our community of future leaders.

Gig Harbor’s Holiday Heroes:

WA Patriot is happy to support the Jaycox-Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund this holiday season by donating to their worthy cause. The non-profit organization assists members of the community in need, especially youth and volunteer programs. Each year, the organization conducts a Holiday Heroes event that allows local children in need the opportunity to get to know and go shopping with Gig Harbor Police Officers. In addition, the children are provided a tour of the police department, have breakfast with the officers, and return to school in a police vehicle. This year the program expects to have at least twelve children participate, and the event will take place on Tuesday, December 12.

Click here to find out more information about the Jaycox-Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund.