Navy veteran jumpstarts her unique mosaic landscape business with in-kind gift of supplies donated to Work Vessels for Vets by Riverhead Building Supply of Niantic, CT
MYSTIC, CT – DECEMBER 2019 – “We love it when a plan comes together,” exclaimed Cathy Cook, Executive Director of Work Vessels for Vets, the Mystic, CT based charity that awards equipment to injured veterans who are starting a business. “We matched an in-kind donation of $5000 of unneeded landscape pavers for mosaics from Riverhead Building Supply of Niantic with the needs of a Waterford veteran who is starting a unique business "Pieceful Connections." It is a landscape design company focusing on cognitive gardens.”
“I want to teach our children the importance of sustainability and stewardship. When I learned what nature does to help create more complex brain structures in young children, I realized that this is something that needs to be shared,” said Navy veteran Annette Montoya of Waterford, CT.
The large donation to Work Vessels for Vets was delivered to Navy veteran Anette Montoya this week. This is a win-win-win transaction for the donor, the charity and the veteran awardee. The pavers were leftover from UBS when Riverhead bought the Niantic, CT company. These items are not part of the Riverhead product line and they wanted to utilize the space where the pavers were stored.