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Thank you for supporting Lea…
Thank you for supporting Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) and our efforts to capitalize on the CrowdRise Veterans Challenge.

Because of your support, Leave No Veteran Behind was SUCCESSFUL IN WINNING the first $5,000 challenge grant issued by the CrowdRise Veterans Challenge!

Here are a few of the programs that will be supported by your contribution:

1. The Expansion of Leave No Veteran Behind's Safe Passage Program, which would employ up to 150 former service members to decrease youth violence throughout Chicago during the largest school closure in the history of American public education. Where at the same time, LNVB will also leverage those resources many times over to run the largest transitional-work program for Veterans in the country, which to date has distributed more than $1 million dollars worth of wages to men and women returning.

2. The Creation of Leave No Veteran Behind's GreenCorps "Seeds to Success" Program (see attachment), which will directly employ 60 youth and 8 Veterans to work together and revitalize a blighted and vacant lot on Chicago's Southside near the intersection of 76th and Saginaw Avenues in the city's South Shore community.

3. The awarding of three more $5,000 Retroactive Veteran Scholarships with the support of the Veterans United Foundation.

4. The completion of the 2013 Chicago Marathon by Leave No Veteran Behind's 1st Coordinated Running Team, which currently has 34 members and runs scheduled throughout the summer in addition to social events hosted by the Chicago Cub, Girls in the Game, and the Chicago White Sox.

Again, thank you for your commitment to the cause and for supporting our organization as our nation prepares for the pending troop drawdown from Iraq and Afghanistan, which will see 500,000 active-duty service members transfer to "Veteran status" in the next 18 months.

Where in the end, let's all continue serving those who have already served and please consider building on this momentum by doubling down on your contribution!

All the Best,

Pete Kalenik

Chief of Staff
Leave No Veteran Behind

19 S. LaSalle Street Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603
(773) 841-9855
5 years ago
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Justin Ford
Takoma Park, MD United States
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