March 13, 2014

Michigan Veteran Surprised with Home and Career

Presentation of Sponsorship LetterBarton Malow is honored to help strengthen our community and support our veterans while working with the Taylor Veterans Home Program and the Helmets to Hard Hats program to provide Christopher Holcomb, a former marine, with employment as a carpenter apprentice while he receives skilled trades training. He will be employed as full-time carpenter apprentice at our General Motors Pontiac project and Barton Malow is fully committed to supporting him during his ongoing job-skills training efforts. Chris served five years in the marines, helping earthquake victims in Haiti and on the front lines in Afghanistan.

The Taylor Veterans Home Program has awarded the second fully rehabilitated home in its ongoing program to Christopher Holcomb, his wife Darcy and daughter Veyda. The Holcomb’s application was selected by a committee consisting of staff from the City of Taylor, The Home Depot Foundation and local members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In addition to their new home and employment at Barton Malow, the family will also receive support from:

  • Camp Liberty – This organization focuses on programs and its mission is to assist military veterans and their families as they reintegrate into society after combat. The Holcomb family has been invited to participate in the organization’s program.
  • Schoolcraft Community College – The college has offered the Holcomb’s daughter Veyda a scholarship to attend and receive a full load of 60 credit hours.
  • CAbi Clothing – Has donated $500 worth of clothing for Christopher Holcomb’s wife, Darcy.
  • Trinity Transportation – Donated the shuttle services used during the presentation event March 6 at the Polk Street home.
  • Helmet’s to Hard Hats , the organization tells veterans that “Your Life Under Construction” has begun, connects quality men and women in the Armed Forces with promising careers in the building and construction fields. While Holcomb is employed by Barton Malow, he will be taking skilled trades training with Helmets to Hardhats.

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