NORWALK, Calif. – November 16, 2015 – Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center took part of the Veterans Day Celebration at Cerritos College on Tuesday, November 10.
More than 200 students, staff, faculty and community members gathered to commemorate the service and sacrifice of veterans who have protected our nation.
Senior Vice President, Area Manager and Navy veteran Jim Branchick presented the Veterans Resource Center with a $15,000 check on behalf of Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center.
Branchick also shared his own experiences as a Navy veteran and spoke about Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to employing veterans.
The medical center also provided 30 “Boxes of Love” that included holiday meals for student-veterans and their families.
The donated funds will go toward the creation of a lending library to give student-veterans access to books to help ease textbook costs.
Cerritos College alumni and veterans Felipe Grimaldo and Chris Markowski also shared their experience transitioning from military life to living as a civilian.
They highlighted the benefits and critical support they received from the Veterans Resource Center as former students.
Felipe and Chris were instrumental in the establishment of the Veterans Resource Center in 2010.
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