Applications Engineer, Information Technology Department
Perhaps it’s because her father was an Air Force pilot and her son an Army soldier. Whatever the reason, Pat Levy has long felt a need to show her appreciation to members of the military for the sacrifices they make to protect our country.
That’s why she’s spent the past decade as a dedicated volunteer with the East Bay Chapter of Blue Star Moms, a national organization that brings mothers together to share their stories of pride, devotion and concern for sons and daughters serving in the military.
Pat is deeply involved in the chapter’s Care Package Committee, which sends send some 1,200 care packages each year to soldiers deployed overseas. She also participates in uplifting “Welcome Home” ceremonies for local soldiers returning home from military service. In addition, Pat is a regular volunteer at the East Bay Stand Down, a four-day event held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton each year where a wide array of support services are provided to local veterans who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes.
“I feel it’s the least I can do for people willing to sacrifice so much for our country,” Pat says. “I also enjoy it. There’s a great feeling that comes when you realize how a little gesture of support can mean a great deal to a soldier.”