Woburn, MA – November 12th 2016: Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supply, Inc., a leading distributor of medical supplies, has partnered with Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization focused on the support and recovery of wounded service members and veterans. Geriatric Medical has developed a variety of marketing activities to bring further attention to the mission of OHT and partnered with 47Brand to design co-branded OHT hats that will help provide vital financial support.
With staggering numbers and statistics, the need to support our Veterans is greater than ever. For example, 31 percent of the 2.1 million service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from physical or psychological injuries. Nearly 130,000 veterans have committed suicide since 1999 and 390,000 service members have sought treatment for PTSD and moral injury.
According to Geriatric Medical CEO, Jeffrey Siegal, “My grandfather originally conceived our company during the waning days of World War II on the decks of a naval destroyer being built at the Boston Naval Shipyard. Geriatric Medical was later run by my father and uncle, two Vietnam era service members; the mission of OHT is very personal. As a 3rd generation family business and an active member of the community, Geriatric Medical is proud to support America’s bravest through its relationship with OHT.”
Operation Hat Trick’s founder Dot Sheehan explains “It’s great to see an innovative company like Geriatric Medical participating in such a vital cause and it is an honor to partner with them. Our Veterans constantly need our support and co-op programs like the one we have with Geriatric Medical not only bring funds to those who need it, but also generates buzz around the foundation and the cause it serves. Operation Hat Trick is proud to be able to fill some of the gaps in care – “White space”
About Geriatric Medical:
Geriatric Medical is a family owned and operated Massachusetts based medical supply company. Founded as Bo Peep Diaper Service in 1945, Geriatric Medical now a leading distributor of medical supplies to long term care facilities as well as homecare and durable medical equipment providers throughout the northeast.
About Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick is dedicated to American service members as they recover from the visible and invisible wounds of war. We help them move past the traumas of battle so they can focus on their lives and families at home. We pay for adaptive equipment for amputees; service dogs; shoes for prosthetic legs; critical care; emergency rent, heating oil or car payments. We’ve built a cabin for a veterans’ summer camp, sponsored hunting, fishing and skiing trips … almost anything veterans need to work through their injuries and rebuild their lives. See more at operationhattrick.org