Surround Yourself with the Best
Strategic Resilience Group is committed to surrounding itself with those who share our same values and passions. Recently, we have taken on a Florida State graduate as our summer intern. We are in need of additional support in order to address the many and ever-present routes to service we are currently pursuing with the Department of Veterans Affairs. In discussing Laura, our intern, it truly displays and reveals a great deal about our company and how well her values matched our own, allowing her to connect and mesh so effortlessly. SRG was created with the intention to be successful, to serve our customers, as well as, to make a difference. During her time at FSU, Laura was a member of Project Reaching All Wounded Warriors (RAWW), a student run organization striving to serve American veterans who have served their country and made sacrifices upholding our continued comfort and safety.
Along with others taking part in this extracurricular group, Laura, in an effort to display encouragement and support, sacrificed time and expense to visit and spend quality time with the veterans staying two hours away at the VA Medical Center. They gave as much of their time available, in order to serve the veterans staying in the long term care facility, who, unfortunately, receive very few visitors. Typical visits saw groups of four to six students signing in and breaking off into pairs; from there they would make their way to the residential quarters of the hospital to sit and talk with the veterans. During her student years at FSU, Laura disclosed that she had, "the absolute honor and privilege to meet with and visit some of our nation's finest. These are individuals who have shaped the way I view the world."
Laura, also spoke of the stories and life shaping advice she heard during her time there. While the true purpose of the these visits was to improve and better a veteran's day, she found it to be so much more meaningful and life affecting than she and her fellow students originally imagined. During these many visits, she found herself interacting with veterans of a cheerful, reserved, shy or disgruntled disposition and even, on occasion, a combination of such attitudes and emotions. Regardless of their temperament, the great majority of the veterans welcomed the FSU RAWW students and genuinely enjoyed their time spent together. During Laura's time spent visiting the VA, she observed many positive attributes that make a VA Medical Center an example to others:
The staff was approachable and pleasant
Access to a free commissary comprised of donated items resident patients can select on an as needed basis
Access to an outdoor patio and garden maintained by the residents themselves
Scheduled events such as game nights, organized outings and holiday celebrations
When sharing these experiences during her interview, it was immediately realized that our Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) needed someone like Laura to assist in fulfilling our commitment to the veterans we have devoted and pledged ourselves to serving. These men and women deserve acknowledgement and the best care they can receive; at SRG we look for the applicants that resonate with and sincerely understand this.
Laura, the former President of Project RAWW at FSU is, today, an intern at Strategic Resilience Group. She works to assist our team in producing the best service we may offer to those we admire the most, our American veterans.