In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Bates partnered with the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. During the month of May, Bates donated a portion of online sales to the GRHV. Bates was able to raise over $8,000 to help support the local charitable organization that provides long-term care and support for Michigan’s veterans.

GRHV Check Presentation

“Bates is privileged to build a partnership with the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and honor our service members during Military Appreciation Month,” said Andrew Fowler, VP & General Manager, Bates Footwear. “The opportunity to provide support to those who fought for and defended our freedom is at the heart of Bates and the Grand Rapids Veterans Home.”

In addition to the donation, Bates team members were able to spend the day helping the team at the GRHV set up for their annual Veteran’s Summer Carnival. We were honored to work side by side with the directors of the carnival, along with other volunteers, and some of the local veterans. Thank you to the leaders of GRHV for having us again this year, and we look forward to our continued partnership!

GRHV Setup 2017

To learn more about the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, or to download the application policies, please click here

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