Travel-version wheelchairs provide increased mobility for paralyzed U.S. veterans.
PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2017 – In a team-building exercise that involved the assembly of wheelchairs for paralyzed U.S. veterans, Vector Security’s managers and senior executives constructed travel-version wheelchairs for donation to the Keystone Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The wheelchairs will assist in increasing mobility for supported member veterans.
The event took place earlier this month in Pittsburgh, where Vector Security is based, as part of Vector University, a two-year internal management-level program that instructs on the various areas of the company’s business and how team members can contribute to success. In the exercise, the teams built wheelchairs through a series of challenges to earn parts of the chairs that were needed to complete assembly.
“We are pleased to support the Keystone Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America,” said Art Miller, Vice President of Marketing for Vector Security. “As a company, Vector Security not only protects the communities we serve, we also support them. We are honored to give back to these veterans who have sacrificed for our country.”
The effort is the latest in Vector Security’s long-standing commitment to military and first responder support organizations such as Homes for Our Troops, and HEROES, Inc.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, founded in 1946, is a Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization with a unique expertise on issues relating to the special needs of its members – veterans of the armed services who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. With a copy of Department of Defense Form DD 214 and a physician’s letter certifying the medical condition, a veteran can join the Keystone PVA at no cost.
Joe Dornbrock, Keystone PVA Executive Director, said these types of team building events go a long way in helping to provide additional mobility to individuals outside their existing means. “We are very appreciative of companies like Vector Security to provide these resources,” he expressed.
About The Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, founded in 1946, is a Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization that has developed a unique expertise on many issues relating to the special needs of its members – veterans of the armed services who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. The PVA uses this expertise to be the leading advocate for quality health care for its members; research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction; benefits available as a result of its members’ military service and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of its members.
The Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America (www.kpva.org) is one of 34 chartered chapters of the PVA in the United States. The chapter was founded in 1960.
For nearly 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security and automation solutions to nearly 386,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.