Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of veterans and have found great joy in helping them find work. Some, I’ve even assisted while they were still active in the Middle East, soon to be coming home. I find it an honor to work with our heroes, those that sacrifice, so we don’t have to.
These days, I’m reading so many articles and seeing a number of reports on how these great individuals are struggling to find work and get back to normal life, once they’re out of the service and it breaks my heart. My personal goal has become to do all that I can in an attempt to do something about this national problem.
Once upon a time, we respected these returning heroes… I’m not sure what’s happening, but they’re being ignored and need to be grabbed up by companies. They have the discipline; you just don’t see in the young people of today and deserve the opportunities that are out there.
In the days ahead, I’m going to be contacting numerous organizations to see how I can help and from my business perspective, I’m also going to offer discounts to veterans, as well as seeking out a list (hopefully, ever-growing) of companies that are looking for vets to hire. We need to do whatever it takes to make a better future for our heroes.
In the mean time, I’m looking for veteran organizations to start donating a portion of my sales to. As I find ones that I feel strongly about and support, I’ll share them with you, so you may also get involved.
As I said, serving our veterans has always been a passion of mine and now, I’m going to take it a step further. Will you consider joining in this endeavor? There are so many opportunities out there to reach out and help our returning heroes… Take a look around and see what you can do.
The first I’d like to share is Boot Campaign… They have a great way of sharing patriotism through boots. Check out this great new commercial with a couple of the guys from Sons of Anarchy, Theo Rossi and Kim Coates and please check out the site.