Comcast’s Veteran-focused Employee Resource Group (ERG), known as VetNet, has kicked off a new initiative to replace weathered or damaged American flags in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
If a Comcast technician notices a worn or damaged flag at a home or business, her or she will share the location with the VetNet team. The ERG then contacts the individual or business and offers to replace the flag for free. The flags are then retired in accordance with military protocols. Comcast’s flag replacement team assists anyone in need of a new flag, regardless of whether they are Comcast customers.
VetNet members include Comcast employees who are veterans, active participants in the Reserves, military family members and other supporters of the military community. Many of the VetNet members are front-line technicians who notice distressed flags during their daily routes.
“I’m proud of our employees for launching this thoughtful program in Hattiesburg,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast Regional SVP. “Our teams take pride in supporting their communities, and this is especially meaningful for those employees who have served our country.”
Comcast is committed to supporting the military community, its veteran employees and their families. To learn more about Comcast’s support of the military, click here.