BENEFITING: Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America Inc
EVENT DATE: Dec 25, 2012
To help get the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan back to work.
Veterans from the Iraq and Afghan wars have a higher unemployment rate than the national average, which we can all agree, is not great. These men and women who have put their lives on the line, careers on hold and left their families and jobs to protect our freedoms need to be given the best shot at finding jobs when they come home.
I have been working with IAVA on veterans employment for the last year and am constantly amazed by the skills these young men and women come home with, heartbroken by the struggles they have endured since returning and inspired by how proud they are of their country and their service. This organization is a home for these guys. It's a community of people who understand who they are and are committed to trying to give back as much as they have given us.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for new veterans, with over 200,000 Member Veterans and supporters nationwide. IAVA is a 21st Century veterans’ organization dedicated to standing with the 2.4 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, IAVA's mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities. They work toward this vision through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in Health, Education, Employment and building a lasting Community for vets and their families.
They create impact in these critical areas through assistance to vets and their families, raising awareness about issues facing our community and advocating for supportive policy from the federal to the local level.
So... muster up that holiday spirit... convert it into cash... and DONATE!