This past Wednesday a group of GardaWorld Cash services employees , including Aminata Wadji, Tom Ennis, Joe D’Amico and myself, from our Long Island City, NY branch volunteered with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at the NYC Veterans Day Parade.
The WWP was set up on a full city block on 28th St, between 5th Ave and Broadway, in preparation for the parade. Surrounded by metal barricades, the GardaWorld team helped set up tables, chairs, and refreshments underneath tents on the street, which served as a staging area for the marching Wounded Warriors and the floats accompanying them.
We also helped prepare rubber wristbands and stress reliever balls which were giveaways on the parade route. Once this was done we helped with the security of the staging area – monitoring who was entering and leaving.
Aminata, GardaWorld Processing Operations Manager, joined the parade by riding in a truck, tossing the giveaways to parade watchers along the route.
We also assisted in the breakdown and cleanup of the street.
It was a great day and we were all glad to help.
GardaWorld Cash Services President & COO, Chris Jamroz recently wrote a post about why GardaWorld hires veterans. Click here to read about it: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-reasons-why-we-hire-veterans-christopher-jamroz