Balfour Beatty Construction Teams with California Schools to Create and Deliver Valentines for Veterans

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Balfour Beatty Construction Teams with California Schools to Create and Deliver Valentines for Veterans

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 3:45pm

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SAN DIEGO, February 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In honor of Valentine’s Day and the National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (February 10 - 16), Balfour Beatty Construction turned to some youngest artisans in Southern California to create thousands of valentine’s cards. The cards were hand delivered to veterans at the Veteran’s Home of Chula Vista, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in University City, Wounded Warrior Bachelor Enlisted Quarters in Camp Pendleton and VA Long Beach Healthcare Center in Long Beach.

School children from Santee, El Cajon, San Diego, Torrance and Colton, California  not only created  the heartfelt notes and bookmarks, but on February 11 and 13, they joined forced with Balfour Beatty Construction employees to deliver the items. Many patients also received gift bags filled with playing cards, snacks, pencils and magazines.

Balfour Beatty Construction employees donated the gift bags, snacks and pencils; coordinated the donations of playing cards and magazines from outside organizations; and worked in teams to package and deliver the items.  The children, ranging in age from kindergarten to fifth grade, created more than 2,000 personalized cards with messages of thanks and appreciation to recognize and remember those who have made great sacrifices in order to keep our country safe.

Participating schools included:

Santee School District

Torrance Unified
School District

Colton Unified
School District


Chet F. Harritt School

Pepper Drive School

PRIDE Academy

Rio Seco School

Sycamore Canyon Elementary


Arlington Elementary

Anza Elementary

Carr Elementary

Hickory  Elementary

Seaside Elementary

Towers Elementary

Victor Elementary

Walteria Elementary


Grant Elementary

Literacy First
Charter School,

El Cajon


Nazareth School,
San Diego

Many of the participating students attended schools that were, or will, be built or modernized by Balfour Beatty Construction including Santee, Torrance Unified, and Colton Unified school districts.

“This is a great way to join forces with our school clients and say thank you to a special group of men and women who need our support and encouragement and to increase awareness that our vets are valued and important members of our communities,” said Brian Cahill, president of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Southwest division. “We are deeply rooted in the neighborhoods where we live and work and are committed to supporting these communities through acts of citizenship and kindness.”

This is the third year Balfour Beatty Construction has worked with local schools to deliver valentines to veterans in local communities.

About Balfour Beatty Construction

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector.  With more than 2,400 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine, four years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive.  To learn more about the company, visit or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.



Amy Savlov
+1 (858) 635-7455
Balfour Beatty Construction
Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Balfour Beatty | Education | National Salute to Veterans Patients | Valentine's for Veterans | Veterans | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | balfour beatty construction | california schools

CONTENT: Press Release