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.

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’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.

WA Patriot’s 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive

WA Patriot’s 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive was a great success! WA Patriot and our employees donated $1500 in cash and over 1,000 pounds of food and grocery items to the Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. To find out more about GHP FISH and the services that they provide visit their website www.ghpfish.com. WA Patriot is thankful for all who contributed to helping feed the community in which we live and work.

Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation: Pull For A Soldier and Race For A Soldier

WA Patriot employees participated in two Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation events in September: The Race For A Soldier 5k and Half Marathon and the Pull For A Soldier annual events.

Mac Stanton, Mikhail Balasyuk, Jeff Elseth and Larry Oathout were excited to show off their skills at the 2nd Annual Pull For A Soldier trap shoot tournament, which was hosted on September 8, 2017 at the Gig Harbor Sportsmen’s Club.

Kyle Sturrock, Mac Stanton, Mickey Traugutt, Kari Beck, Kayla Fillion and Zerah Florance all ran in either the Race For A Soldier 5K or the Half Marathon that took place September 24, 2017 in Gig Harbor. We would like to congratulate those team members and their families who ran in the marathons, and we thank the WA Patriot volunteers who organized cone and signage placement along the race route.

For photos and additional information on these events, please visit their respective webpages www.pullforasoldier.org and www.raceforasoldier.org.

WA Patriot Proudly Supports Swing for a Soldier Golf Tournament

WA Patriot was proud to support the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation’s 2017 Swing for a Soldier Golf Tournament held on July 10, 2017. The event was graciously supported by local and regional organizations and golfers who share in our passion to ensure all our returning veterans have the support they need to continue to serve outside of the military.  Combat related Post Traumatic Stress and Injuries are greatly impacting our veterans, and the foundation is partnering with proven programs to be part of the solution

For photos from the event, a list of sponsors, and to get energized for next year’s “Swing for a Soldier”, please check out www.swingforasoldier.org.