For many years WETLAB has committed to giving back to our community. We believe it’s our responsibility to leave a mark and make a difference in the communities where we live.
Hello! My name is Nick Ross and I am the Operations Manager at Western Environmental Testing Laboratory. As part of our 2015 Volunteer Program we tasked ourselves to work together as a group for one large event. Ideas for the event were submitted by our staff in January and the company would vote on a cause to pursue before the end of February. As the ideas came rolling in, one in particular caught my attention.
The newest member of our team (Kat) nominated the Veterans Guest House. This is a special organization because of my family members that have served and sacrificed for this great country. My grandfather and uncle both served in the U.S. Navy. During World War II my grandfather was in the south Pacific for over 4 years spending the end of his time on or around the island of Kwajalein. I wish I knew more…but an already quiet man was even more subdued and didn’t like to talk about those moments in his life. This just proves the quote, “all gave some, some gave all.” And finally, my younger brother is a pilot currently aboard the USS Carl Vinson. Carl Vinson is deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. His sacrifice will be to miss the birth of his first child.
Those are some of the reasons why I personally felt connected to the Veterans Guest House. And why I wanted to help support the men and women that give so much. If you haven’t donated yet, please do and WETLAB will match your donation dollar-for-dollar before March 6, 2015. Visit www.VeteransGuestHouse.org/donate and enter WETLAB on the “Donation Note or Organization” line