July 6 2020 07:52 AM

BrightView will participate in the organization’s Day of Service planned for Sept. 23.

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BrightView Holdings Inc., Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, entered into a national partnership with Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance, a charitable foundation that provides tree care services to nearly 70 U.S. veterans cemeteries across the nation.

BrightView has joined the ranks of other Saluting Branches national partners as well as committing skilled landscapers and arborists for the organization’s national Day of Service this fall. Thousands of volunteers working under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and prominent local and national tree care and landscaping firms will gather Sept. 23 to make needed improvements to cemeteries providing a final resting place for America’s veterans.

“Saluting Branches is grateful for the commitment that BrightView is making to our organization,” says Ben Cooper, Saluting Branches president. “The contribution they are providing will make it possible for us to support the thousands of green industry professionals who dedicate their time and services to our cause. We appreciate BrightView sharing in our mission and commitment to serving veterans through this national day of service.”

“It is a great honor to support Saluting Branches and to help them in this important work,” says Andrew Masterman, BrightView president and CEO. “Ours is a company that has long supported the U.S. military and we are proud to join with others in our industry to be part of an effort to make these sacred spaces safer and more beautiful.”

The partnership is part of BrightView’s larger commitment to those who have served in the U.S. military. Last fall the company launched BrightView Recognizing and Acknowledging Veteran Opportunities – BRAVO – an internal resource group that works to recruit, hire and retain former service members. BRAVO also supports groups and initiatives that celebrate military service and provides support for veterans transitioning out of military service, including combat-disabled veterans.