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Community
Connected to the
CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY
AVA Helps American Red Cross Through
" Adopt a Unit " Program
Audio Visual Associates has collected over seven tons of items to send to deployed troops through
the American Red Cross. by Jonathan Blackwood
AUDIO VISUAL ASSOCIATES (AVA), in
business since 1988, is a full-service professional
audio visual design firm. AVA does
rentals, staging, service, AV as a Service,
design, consulting, and installation of
professional AV.
Edward J. Susco, President and Owner,
has been driven to give back to the community
for years. He drives his business to support
charities through time, effort, donation
of services and equipment usage.
For more than 130 years, the American
Red Cross has provided comfort and
support to members of the United States
military, veterans, and their families. For the
last several years, members of the American
Red Cross of Northern New Jersey Board
of Directors have supported the men and
women serving our country by sending
care packages overseas.
AVA has been in involved in several
drives for the American Red Cross of Northern
New Jersey " Adopt a Unit " program that
helps support deployed troops by sending
care packages of food, snacks and comforts
from home to make their deployment more
comfortable. AVA's last drive collected
over seven tons of items that were staged
at AVA, boxed, then transported to UPS for
shipment to the troops.
" Edward J. Susco, has been the driving
force behind our philanthropy, " says
Carl LaGrotteria, Director of Sales and
Marketing at AVA. " Ed is very active in his
local community and uses his network of
connections to help people in the community.
AVA is very active in supporting the
American Red Cross of NJ. Ed is actually a
sitting member on their staff. "
AVA is also very active in supporting Project
Self Sufficiency that helps vulnerable families
to get the assistance they need to get
back on their feet. AVA also is involved with
Habitat for Humanity. Recently AVA assisted
Habitat for Humanity to have a virtual fund
raiser in the company's in-house studio. This
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AVA has worked with American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey to deliver care
packages to deployed veterans for years.
was very helpful for them to reach out for
funding while protecting staff from Covid-19.
" Audio Visual Associates being involved
in these charities has given more to us than
we have given to them, " says LaGrotteria. " The
chance to give back and work
together to make a difference in the world
has generated strong bonds between our
co-workers that helps us be a stronger
team. This is how we team build, by giving
back to the community.
" AVA being involved in helping charities
has been one of the best memories we
have looking back on our careers, " he says.
" It builds a family atmosphere and we are
proud to be part of AVA. "
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