What a honor to sit down with the team at Montclair Magazine to share a glimpse into our world of serving veterans. Check out the incredible write up they did on our work in the veteran community. You can check out the full magazine here. Special thanks to our BFL Board Member Colleen for helping us secure this amazing feature!
Brett D’Alessandro and Alexa Modero sat down with 21 Gun’s Kevin Sullivan, who served in the Air Force, to talk about Brett’s journey from his deployment to Afghanistan to the birth of Backpacks For Life, and Alexa’s dedication to helping Brett throughout that journey.
Did you know that BFL founder, Brett D’Alessandro was a member of the Kappa Iota chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Rhode Island? We recently sat down with the fraternity’s quarterly magazine, Shield & Diamond, to share our story and now it’s here! Read about Brett’s journey to serving other veterans in the article below. Thank you to Pi Kappa Alpha for helping us share our mission! Read the Full Article HERE
A few weeks back, we sat down in NYC overlooking Central Park as we recorded a podcast with Kevin Entwistle, financial advisor at UBS. Recently, UBS launched a podcast as a new way to reach its clients, foundations and the broader community. Kevin and his team were one of two selected to pursue the journey of podcasting and we were grateful to connect with him.
Listen to our episode HERE which highlights the journey of BFL founder Alexa Modero, her role within the organization and how she ended up here from corporate America.
Excited to share our latest podcast feature with the BFL Community!
We were recently contacted by Tanner Iskra, Host of Borne The Battle, a podcast hosted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. As a fellow Marine, we of course jumped into conversation and immediately said yes for an opportunity to discuss our mission on the show. We talk about everything from the first moment Brett decided to build BFL, how we got started, our strategy in effectively serving veterans PLUS! an update on when YOU can expect to see The Bowery Pack live for purchase.
After recording our podcast episode, we coincidentally had a chance to bump into Tanner in person at a veteran networking event in Washington D.C. where Brett pitched and won $15,000 for Backpacks For Life! Tanner has an extensive background with the Marine Corps. and is now the host of this awesome podcast.
Take a listen and read Tanner’s full blog post HERE. Our episode is also available wherever you grab your podcasts!
Backpacks For Life sat down with MSNBC’s The Morning Joe to share more about what drives us to serve our veterans. The story features one of the veterans we are currently working to help find stable employment and housing.