Securis Hampton Roads Brings Cheer to Military Families
Posted onDec 11th, 2020
Securis is a company that takes its core values seriously. They are part of all that the company does – both on and off the clock. The first value Securis employees live by is “helps first.” For Al Jenik, owner of the Hampton Roads Securis franchise, this means getting involved in his local community. Recently, Al worked with Operation Healing Forces and mattress giant Tempur-Sealy on a terrific charity event.
Sealy donated 64 mattresses and Mr. Jenik, his family, and the Operation Healing Forces staff helped to unload and store the mattresses until they were ready to be distributed. Operation Healing Forces, a nonprofit organization, works with returning Special Operations Military veterans and their families to improve, enhance, and heal the relationship bonds that were strained during deployment.
Jenik’s and Securis’ involvement stems from personal relationships. “One of my neighbors is a Navy SEAL and his wife works with the charity,” says Jenik. “She asked me to help, so we had our family loading mattresses for SOF families all day Sunday and used our truck to deliver 15 mattresses to Special Operations families Sunday night.”
Started in 2011, Operation Healing Forces helps Special Operations veterans repair personal relationships by sharing their experiences in a safe, retreat environment with other service members with similar experiences.
“Given how much these Service Members do for all of us, it’s sad to see how rough many of these Special Operations vets and their families have it,” says Jenik. “They have huge amounts of stress, difficulty readjusting to home life after long deployments, and much higher than average divorce rates. Operation Healing Forces really does a lot for these families and I was honored to help them with this event.”
To find out more about Operation Healing Forces and to make a donation, please visit their website: https://www.operationhealingforces.org/donation