On June 18th, 2018, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Congressman Seth Moulton joined the veteran community in Brighton to break ground on a first-in-the-nation $46 million Boston development that will bring 102 units of housing and supportive services to local veterans.
Brighton Marine strives to positively impact the lives of every veteran. The Veteran Endowment Fund allows Brighton Marine to find housing for veterans in need in the Greater Boston Area.
A big portion of Brighton Marine’s mission is to give back to the local community. Each year, during the spring season, staff members and volunteers gather for a Brighton Marine Island Cleanup District.
On Veterans Day 2017, in coordination with The City of Boston, Brighton hosted a Veteran’s Town Hall. The idea behind a Veterans Town Hall is to give vets of all wars a chance to address their community directly and without intermediaries.
Operation Thank a Vet was started in 2015 by the city's Office of Veterans' Services. The goal of the outreach program is to not only thank veterans for their service, but to also provide information about resources they may need.
Brighton Marine was proud to support the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund in September 2017 to assemble 500 military care packages for service members deployed overseas, and 500 care packages for the New England Center for Homes and Veterans.