WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and senior agency officials acknowledged Technatomy’s Managing Director, Nadeem Butler, for his long support of the Department’s Veterans Affinity Group (VAG) annual ‘Walk in Their Footsteps’ new boots and shoes collection campaign for homeless veterans and their families during a formal awards ceremony held this past Veterans Day. For the past nine years Technatomy associates have contributed thousands of pairs of boots and supported the annual joint agency Winterhaven Stand-Down for Homeless Veterans held at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Washington, DC.
“You have supported countless veterans in their quest for an improved quality of life and suitable housing,” reads the VAG’s award citation. “You have tirelessly and unselfishly continued to serve and support your fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in their lives as veterans.”
The DC VAMC Winterhaven Stand-Down event to be held on January 25, 2020, offers DC-area homeless veterans a warm meal, clothing, and much needed clinical and social services absolutely free of charge. The VAG’s ‘Walk in Their Footsteps’ Boot and Shoe Campaign contributes footwear donations to Winterhaven and offers the community a direct way to touch the lives of our country’s less fortunate veterans.
Nadeem Butler explains his personal passion for providing fellow veterans with new winter footwear. “It’s the new pairs of boots distributed to these heroes that are seemingly most anticipated and appreciated each year. Our participation in this campaign is a special way of positively impacting lives and giving comfort to those who’ve served our country.”