We want to take a moment to celebrate the 5 King County veterans who’ve successfully completed the Vets Restore program in 2014. The graduates are U.S military veterans Kevin Bottini, Easton Branam, Zoe Gillespie, Dwight Jones, and Gabriel Jones.
We had a fabulous ceremony at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District on December 10, 2014, with love from 4Culture staff & board, representatives from all of our partners, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert & Washington State Senator-Elect Pramilla Jayapal.
Video produced by Ethan Steinman, Daltonic Films LLC, featuring music by Anomie Bell, this is the third clip in a series that focuses on the veterans and their progress through the program.
Vets Restore is a collaboration between 4Culture, Historic Seattle, and King County Veterans’ Program aimed at providing training, paid internships and career guidance for veterans, in the field of historic building preservation. The program helps those that have served their country find meaningful work preserving the history and character of their local community. We’re happy to report that 3 of the veterans have received paid positions; all of their resumes and bios can be viewed on the Vets Restore website.
A special thank you to our construction industry affiliates this year: Bear Wood Windows, Inc., J.A.S. Design-Build, Rafn Company, Susan Black & Associates and Abacus Fine Carpentry LLC.
The 2015 program is currently under development. For questions, please contact Flo Lentz.