Spotlight on Patrick Culver: Volunteering to Airlift COVID Patients
Patrick Culver has always wanted to help.
It’s why he joined the Army and served for six years, including a tour in Afghanistan with a Special Operations Blackhawk crew.
It’s what he’s known for among the customers he works with as part of the Stanley Black & Decker’s National Sales team in the U.S.
And it’s why he recently rejoined a Blackhawk crew in the southern U.S. – a crew helping in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I joined the military to help protect and serve my country,” Patrick said. “It’s my responsibility to jump back in. People who can do something need to help out.”
Now working from the Charleston Air Force base, Patrick’s helicopter crew is helping transport some of the most urgent Coronavirus patients so they can get the help they need. He’s also bringing necessary supplies, including ventilators, to hospitals in need. Right now his work is unpaid, and he’s making multiple flights each week, many overnight and on the weekends.
“When I heard they needed flight crews, before they even told me exactly what was needed, I said sure!” Patrick said. “These are people in need. If I said no, it would delay people getting help. More people who are critically ill might not get where they need to be.
“I’m not getting rewarded. I don’t receive any medals. But just to know you are in this situation and able to help others – that feels pretty cool.”
The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many of the local communities where we live and work – and our employees around the world are responding to the need. Thank you, Patrick, for embodying what it means to be For Those Who Make the World.