HELPING OTHERS BRINGS HAPPINESS TO ALL
My name is Mark Baird. Over the years, I have learned that the primary purpose of my life is to create opportunities for others to minister. And with the establishment of our 501c3 non-profit, Patriotic Hearts, and our popular HirePatriots program, I am able to provide endless opportunities for anyone who feels within themselves an urgent need to be of value and assistance to those in their community and across our nation.
At first glance, it would seem that our organization just serves US military, veterans and their families. And we certainly do. Our programs focus on strengthening the lives of US military members, past and present. But we also help as many civilian residents and local business owners too. So our program really reaches everyone.
Our first step is to get those that served in the US military on firm financial footing. We provide daily jobs for them until they are able to secure a full time job that sustains themselves and their families. We do this by two means.
One Day Jobs: HirePatriots is entirely unique in that we provide the only job board for community residents all across America to hire a local US active duty, Reserve, Guard or veteran to help them get their daily chores, repairs, cleaning and yard work done well. – But the benefits of this program extend far beyond just providing a daily means for US veterans to earn extra income everyday.
HirePatriots has received the “Visionary Award” for “Creating Economic Development.” It stimulates local economies and helps businesses remain in business and keep their employees employed. – The thousands of jobs taken from our local HirePatriots sites every year generates a stimulus to local economies.
The residents who hire their local military from our job board are so enthusiastic about their experiences that they volunteer to pass the word about HirePatriots to their neighbors, friends, associates, churches, and clubs. They often create their own community of volunteers that speak on our behalf at organizations, on TV, radio and to the Press.
It is such volunteers across the country that have brought our program to the attention of their Mayors, County Supervisors, and Congressmen. It has resulted in our receiving the highest awards given to civilians during war time by our last two Presidents, Bush and Obama: The “Congressional Medal of Merit and the “Presidents Call to Service Medal.”
Ultimately, HirePatriots goal is to assist in finding full time employment for the men and women we honor. And towards this end, we also provide a very popular and sophisticated and free job board for companies that also want to hire US veterans and their spouses.
But there is so much more that we do in which you can participate as a resident or as a business owner.
Because we are a 501c3 non-profit, we are able to create a variety of critical and rewarding programs beneath our tax exempt umbrella for our beloved US military members, veterans and their families. And patriotic residents have approached us with great ideas that we have incorporated and even put them in charge of. — Here is our current list:
PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY PATRIOTIC HEARTS
- HirePatriots.com Job Board
- Vet-Entrepreneur Program
- Military Job Fairs
- Welcome Home Parties
- Military Marriage Enrichment Retreats
- Severely Disabled Veteran Job Placement and Job Training
- Green Veteran Villages: Energy self-sufficient housing
- Military Entertainment: The Hip Kitty Band
The only limitation to our providing these programs is funding. And so towards that end we have created an innovative and immensely successful Cause Marketing strategy for US businesses, despite their size. And for veterans and patriots who feel a passionate desire to spend their lives helping others, this program has an income opportunity for those who assist us in finding corporate sponsors. They are called our “US Veteran Ambassadors.”
Our Cause Marketing program currently has 45 companies involved, stretching from the East Coast to Hawaii. Some of these businesses are huge, like Verizon, others are SDVOBs and some are start-ups. – These veteran owned and patriotic for-profit enterprises are the sponsors of our sites. They provide the local HirePatriots job board and reap the rewards for doing so.
So if you are one of us: A US citizen or entrepreneur who needs to help others in order to find fulfillment and meaning in your life, please contact me today.
COB: Patriotic Hearts