Employee Story Veterans Hospital

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Employee Stories

Veterans Hospital

by Cindy Brancucio, Tea Blending Division

Working for Bigelow Tea has broadened my awareness to the concept of community and sustainability.  Our busy lives don't often give us time to absorb the importance of individual efforts and how they matter in such a large way. But when your employer makes a conscious effort on a daily basis to stress that every little bit makes a difference, it has made me rethink about taking the time to start making that small wave in the pool.bigelow_tea_donation-va_498x360

Over the last year I have been visiting the two Veterans Hospitals in the state; one in Hartford the other in Torrington.  I bring samples of tea and spend a couple of hours talking to Veterans.  I found myself surprised at the number of women that served in the military many years ago.   The satisfaction that you get in return for taking the time to "remember" them and thank them for their service...can't be explained. And they LOVE the tea!

My first individual project is this Saturday.   I am sponsoring what I hope will be an annual food drive at a local restaurant to benefit the Spooner House, a homeless shelter in my community.  It took a little bit of time on my part, but the reception and help that I am getting from friends and community is exceptional.  Sometimes it just takes that one person to take the lead.  I am pleasantly surprised at how many people have fallen in behind me to help and contribute.

It is so true that the best fun in the world is helping someone you will never get to meet!  Take a step in the right direction and you'll find it is so worth the trip!

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