SOC Cares Donates to Wounded Warriors through Operation First Response
(Chantilly, VA) November 6, 2014 - SOC LLC, a leading provider of integrated security, critical infrastructure solutions and mission support services around the world, donated to Operation First Response as part of the company’s ongoing charitable initiatives and corporate social responsibility program, SOC Cares. Operation First Response is an organization focused on assisting wounded soldiers and disabled veterans in order to contribute items of need. “Often times, wounded soldiers traveling from warzones to combat hospitals arrive without any personal items or clothing, because they are so heavily bandaged and wounded,” said, Peggy Baker, Founder of Operation First Response. “Our family founded this operation after September 11 when our son joined the Army. We saw that there was an extreme need for support, particularly at this crucial time when soldiers are the most fragile and without family.”
SOC’s Chantilly and Sterling offices contributed backpacks to wounded soldiers filled with letters of support, clothing donations and travel items. As a first response, injured service-men and women will receive the backpacks with important personal items and a note from SOC while being treated in combat support hospitals. “The entire SOC Family, including spouses and children, rallied to support Operation First Response,” said Derek Johnson, Company Spokesperson, SOC. “We look forward to continuing to make a difference for wounded servicemen and women and disabled veterans.”
A letter from the child of a SOC employee.
About SOC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program - Through SOC’s CSR program, also known SOC Cares, the company aims to give back to the communities in which they operate, in the United States and abroad. Alongside SOC’s strong belief in the mission, SOC’s core values of Safety, Diversity, Integrity and Success are supported by employee actions, at work, within the community and in life. As an industry leader, SOC takes this role seriously. SOC employees contribute volunteer hours and donations, year-after-year, to support philanthropic initiatives aligned with the SOC Cares giving programs. SOC’s commitment to ongoing philanthropic partnerships closely follows established programs such as the SOC Wellness Works Program, SOC Safety, Compliance & Ethics Programs, SOC Diversity Council, and SOC Women’s Resource Group.
About SOC - SOC LLC is a trusted provider of integrated security and critical infrastructure solutions carrying out and enabling national security missions globally in support of the U.S. Government, international organizations, and corporations. SOC is a company of more than 5,000 highly-trained and experienced personnel running some of the most sensitive and complex assignments around the world.
Holly Holt, Director, Corporate Communications, SOC