Suburban Propane Partners, a nationwide distributor of propane, renewable propane, fuel oil and related products and services, and investor in low carbon fuel alternatives, partnered with Veterans Bridge Home (VBH), a Charlotte-based nonprofit that connects Veterans and their families in any state of transition, to the community. Through its network of partners, VBH helps Veterans navigate employment, create social connections, and settle their families.
Volunteers from Suburban Propane’s local Customer Service Center provided lunch for approximately 50 active military and Veterans and discussed career opportunities available with the company throughout the Carolinas. In addition, Suburban Propane will also sponsor a one-week, five class seminar for active military transitioning to civilian life through VBH partner Patriots Path.
The partnership is part of the company’s SuburbanCares initiative which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across the United States.
“The military provides Veterans with many of the skills to remain successful after they take off their uniforms, but career transition can be a big challenge,” said Steven Cole, Vice President of Advancement for Veterans Bridge Home. “That’s why partnerships with companies like Suburban Propane that are investing in Veteran job readiness are so important.”
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SPH, and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey. The Partnership serves approximately 1 million residential, commercial, governmental, industrial and agricultural customers through approximately 700 locations across 42 states. For additional information on Suburban Propane, visit www.suburbanpropane.com.
Veterans Bridge Home connects veterans and their families, in any state of transition, to the community. Transition to civilian life can be challenging as Veterans reunite with their families, pursue a new profession, locate services which were all on base, and build a social network. In some cases, they also recover from wounds and also pursue further education. Veterans Bridge Home serves as an entry point for Veterans who don’t know where to turn for support and services. As Veterans return to civilian life, their communities must reach out and assist in the reintegration process alongside federal agencies such as the Veterans Administration. For more information, visit: www.veteransbridgehome.org.