BENEFITING: Hire Our Heroes
ORGANIZER: Hire Our Heroes
EVENT DATE: Nov 25, 2014
Hire Our Heroes wrote -
We're super excited to be part of the Giving Tower Holiday Challenge to rally our amazing supporters, raise money for our cause, drive engagement, get lots of exposure, and have fun!
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
There are over 1 million current unemployed veterans and another 1 million separating from the armed forces over the next few years. As these veterans change out of their uniform, America needs to be ready, willing and able to welcome them back into the civilian workforce.
To pay it forward. HOH's mission is to assist veterans with the tools they need to transition to, find, and successfully obtain a career as a civilian in the workforce.
WHY WE CARE
We care because those that have served our country, risked their lives, and fought for our freedom, they deserve more than to face unemployment and uncertainty when leaving the service. We understand that what they have relied on to support themselves and their families is changing and that financial stability is crucial to their survival. We also understand that transitioning out of the military and/or trying to find a job in today's economy is challenging, competitive, and often scary, so we want to provide them with the assistance that is needed to actually obtain a job not just look for one.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
Our team is made up of volunteers who support our mission and are sharing their expertise because they care. Each member of the team is either a veteran them self, or has vast experience working with veterans. We all have real world experience with involvement in a civilian employer's hiring process, and can provide not only current, effective tips and guidance, but also a valuable perspective that job seekers as a whole often do not have.
Employment is probably the top priority after health during the transition from the battlefield to the home-front for veterans. There are over 1 Million current unemployed veterans and another 1 Million separating from the armed forces over the next 5 years, and we need to support them just as they have supported us and our country’s freedom. These transitioning veterans have been left without employment and have little guidance during the transition from active duty.
Please help support us as we embark on this herculean effort giving back to those who have served for the freedom we enjoy today.
As these veterans change out of their uniform, we need to be ready, willing and able to welcome them back into the civilian workforce. We are committed to providing them with the tools necessary to secure employment. Our team of veterans is ready to Train, Mentor and Coach these transitioning veterans into the civilian workforce. We will accomplish this by offering one-on-one monthly coaching and mentoring sessions by enlisting veterans and volunteers out of Corporate America, networking events, and group training across North America.
HOH provides Workshops and Seminars, additionally we are partnered with Southwest Airlines to provide our Fly For Free Program, which will fly eligible veterans to a final stage interview anywhere in the US for free.
Traction & Accomplishments
Hire Our Heroes makes impact daily, assisting veterans with resume writing, social media training, and connecting with employers looking to hire veterans. We continue to assist those veterans with gaining full-time employment.
This year alone we have flown over 50+ veterans at an average ticket price of $800 and we need your support to continue our mission in doing what it takes to get our veterans employed!