‘People Back Home Really Care’
Sutter Teammates Join the Ranks of those who Support Active Military and Veterans through Operation Care Package
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Getting up early this morning—3:15 a.m., to be exact—is hardly a sacrifice when it comes with an opportunity to give back.
When Chris Faeh was serving in the Air Force, there weren’t any “typical” days, but many of them started in the wee hours where he was fixing or testing equipment or joining a convoy vehicles and beginning a mission. Today, he joined his Sutter colleagues to drop off donated supplies to military members at home and abroad as part of Operation Care Package. From beef jerky and powdered drink packets, to bar soap and shampoo, Sutter team members from across the Valley filled bins and boxes to the brim.
As part of a broader commitment to support military personnel, their families and veterans, not-for-profit Sutter Health teamed up with the Red Cross Gold Country Region for a sixth year to deliver the supplies to the official Operation Care Package donation site, the Roseville Automall.
“As a veteran of the Air Force, I can tell you that ‘mail day’ is a day we look forward to the most. When we’d get boxes of supplies, it lifted our spirits. It showed us that people back home really care,” said Faeh, who currently serves as an operations director for Sutter Health’s Technical Services Department. “I’m so proud to work for an organization that values our military men and women overseas.”
Sutter’s Ongoing Commitment to Veterans
Sutter Health greatly values the contributions military veterans provide—to the United States as well as to its network. Sutter created a Military and Veterans Inclusion Resource Group to support members of the military, veterans and their friends and family. Sutter Health collaborates with the Employment Development Department to promote jobs for military members seeking employment. Additionally, the healthcare organization’s military recruitment efforts include participation in military career fairs and posting to online military job boards. Sutter Health also teamed up with Veteran Jobs Mission, a national organization committed to employing and mentoring veterans.
Sutter Health employs approximately 1,400 veterans and reservists.