SCRA Associates Donate to Canines for Veterans
Teambuilding Activities Group Leads Charity Efforts
Summerville, SC - SCRA's Teambuilding Activities Group (TAG) recently completed a "flash drive" to gather donations for Canines for Veterans. SCRA associates donated over $700 and also brought in items for the non-profit that works to train service dogs that provide companionship and assistance to wounded veterans.
Kevin Carpentier, SCRA Senior Vice President who manages SCRA Applied R&D's Maritime & Manufacturing Technologies Division, has worked with the Canines for Veterans program for several years and helped with specialized training for the dogs. Carpentier delivered the donations to the organization on behalf of SCRA.
"SCRA is delighted to support this organization," said SCRA Executive Vice President and TAG Supervisor Natalie Corella. "Our associates always rise to the occasion and give their energy, time and capabilities to support worthy causes such as Canines for Veterans."
The employee-driven TAG allows SCRA associates to participate in social activities aimed at building company morale and offers opportunities for philanthropic and charitable work; associates are able to participate in volunteer activities in support of local communities. Through this program, SCRA's associates have made significant charitable contributions to communities throughout the state and have helped to improve the well-being of South Carolinians.
SCRA is a self-sustaining non-profit R&D company that grows the technology-based economy in South Carolina by commercializing intellectual property and supporting and making investments in early-stage companies. Multiple economic impact studies show our cumulative output into South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion since 1983, creating approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $79,000.