More than 300 Volunteers Built Bikes for Children of Active Military
More than 350 BNY Mellon employees recently joined employees from other companies affected by the events of September 11, 2001 to observe the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. BNY Mellon volunteers helped to build 550 bicycles for children of active military and to write each child a personal note.
“BNY Mellon has a longstanding commitment to supporting our military while they’re deployed and as they transition back into civilian life,” said R. Jeep Bryant, head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at BNY Mellon. “We were proud to join the USO and 9/11 Tribute Center on the 9/11 National Day of Service to honor our troops and their families and celebrate the spirit of community and renewal in Lower Manhattan. For the fourth year, hundreds of our employees showed their appreciation for our servicemen and women by building and delivering bikes to the children of active military families.”
Five hundred bikes were sent to military bases, with most going to the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia and Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia. The remaining bikes were distributed to members of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) who are in the military. BNY Mellon’s Marketing and Corporate Affairs leadership team distributed the bikes and received a tour of the FDNY Training Facility on Randall’s Island in New York City.
As in years past, New York Police Department, Port Authority Police Department and FDNY members were present to support the event and our military.
BNY Mellon employees dressed in FDNY gear to get a glimpse into a day in the life of a first responder