Veteran Awareness

My personal passion is Our Time to Serve: Hiring and Housing our Veterans

Organizations I work with:

Purple Heart Foundation, National Veteran’s Services Fund, Spc. Wilfredo Perez Memorial Scholarship fund, Homes for Heroes, American Warriors, CT Fallen Heroes

Men and women who serve our country and defend our freedom sometimes have the hardest time getting life’s necessities. Through a conversation I had with Heather French Henry (Miss America 2000) I realized how important it was to be an advocate for this well deserving constituency. Having a handful of uncles, cousins and even a grandfather who served or are serving this country, I am going to ensure they understand how much I appreciate them and how much America appreciates their sacrifices.

Please help me support the Veterans by checking back here to see events, news and ways to help out.

Part A: Hiring Our Heroes

http://jobs.hireheroesusa.org/

“Creating the Opportunity.”
The transition back into civilian life can be challenging for service men and women, especially those wounded or disabled.  As they seek to establish new civilian careers, many young veterans find themselves behind their peers and counterparts in terms of employment experience and networking in the civilian sector.

The services HHUSA offers to our returning service members – our Heroes – help ease the transition into civilian life and ensure these selfless men and women have the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms they fought to preserve.

A personal approach facilitates matching of the career interests, qualifications and transferable skills of veterans with the needs of hiring companies partnering with HHUSA to fill job openings.

Part B: Housing Our Heroes

http://www.nchv.org/

Did you know that out of every 3 homeless people, 1 is a vet?

Homeless Veterans need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing and nutritional meals; physical health care, substance abuse aftercare and mental health counseling; and personal development and empowerment. Homeless veterans also need job assessment, training and placement assistance. NCHV strongly believes all programs to assist homeless veterans must focus on helping veterans reach their highest level of independence.

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