EAST HARTFORD, Ct., Jan. 12, 2016 – The “official” season of giving has come and gone, but supporting local veterans is always a top priority for KBE Building Corp. (KBE). That’s why the Wounded Warriors Project recently honored KBE for supplying Thanksgiving dinner to 13 families of veterans.
KBE’s signature philanthropic event, Gift of Gobble, which took place in November, provided meal kits containing all the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan.
KBE representatives joined the Chapter 1 Veterans of Korea, Vietnam, and Saudi Wars along with the Disabled American Veterans for a ceremony at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT last month to receive the award.
“It’s pretty surreal to be honored by actual heroes like these veterans,” commented KBE President and CEO Mike Kolakowski. “We dedicated some money and man hours to support them, but they have truly dedicated their entire lives to support us.”
All Because of 50 Ways
KBE’s support for veterans and active military throughout 2015 was provided through its corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.
Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates in their Connecticut and Maryland offices donate more than $1.7 million and 11,474 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
A photo from the ceremony is available below:
Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.
Caption: Santi Ranno, President of Chapter 1; Bonnie Ercoli, KBE; and Ray Dionne, Vice President of Chapter 1
About KBE Building Corporation
Located in Farmington, CT, Norwalk, CT, and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume over the two last decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.
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