IAM Staff Spread Holiday Cheer at Southern Maryland Veterans Home

In the spirit of holiday giving, IAM Headquarters is bringing cheer to the residents of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in southern Maryland.

IAM Headquarters staff donated and collected donations to give back to those who have served our country.

The project kicked off in early November, with IAM Air Transport Territory Administrative Secretary Jody Catterton-Logue and IAM Retirees and Membership Assistance Department Confidential Secretary Toni Buoy rallying Headquarters staff to contribute household and comfort items, including toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, reading lights and glasses, and more. Catterton-Logue was motivated by her own mother, Chrystal Beauregard, who used to bake cakes for the home’s veterans, her late husband TSGT Scott Logue, and her father (Ret) CMSGT Albert Beauregard.

After more than a month of collecting donations, Catterton-Logue and Buoy, joined by IAM Chief of Staff to the International President Monica Lee Silbas, Veterans Coordinator Rich Evans, Eastern Territory Grand Lodge Representative Bryan Stymacks, and Veterans Committee Recording Secretary Teressa Peart, delivered the donations. 

The IAM represents nearly 200 members at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, ranging from healthcare staff, like certified nursing assistants and medicine aids, to skilled trades and technical workers, such as electricians, carpenters, and medical equipment technicians.

Because of this effort, residents of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home were not only recipients of much-needed items, but also experienced the warmth of the IAM’s support during a time of year that can be particularly challenging for some.

The IAM is proud to have caring and compassionate staff members, whose collective efforts brought joy, comfort, and a sense of community to the deserving veterans at Charlotte Hall.

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