Hello HirePatriots Friends:
Many people wonder what exactly we do every day at HirePatriots. They also ask what their donations provide? These are very important questions for me to answer. Here is my comprehensive reply: Please send me your comments.
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Assisting US Veterans: This is our primary job. Every day we are in contact for many hours with US veterans and their spouses that need counseling, advice, jobs, encouragement; or, who want to start or build a business (my specialty.)
Creating Veteran Owned Businesses: In order to further duplicate our efforts to employ US veterans, we created a business-in-a-box for veteran entrepreneurs 2 years ago. It has had sensational results! It is called US Military Maintenance. (I have four decades of experience in building residential and commercial maintenance businesses.) Our USMM owners who have reached their 18th month mark are earning in excess of $500,000 a year. But more importantly, they are employing dozens of US veterans, and paying them a good and livable wage. We have 27 USMM businesses up and running so far. Our goal is to create 1000 USMM businesses and to collectively employ 100,000 US veterans. See our locations across America by going to http://usmilitarymaintenance.com/.
One Day Jobs: Our One Day job board is healthy and well. We have seen an increase in the recent months in job postings. But we still need many times more job postings. Every day myriads of active duty military and transitioned veterans come to HirePatriots.com’s One Day Job Board looking for extra income. Here is a link to PEOPLE Magazine’s feature about this unique job board: Click HERE. And read comments made by our job board users HERE.
One way that you can help is to print and pass-out some of our posters at your church, club, business, etc. Click HERE to see a selection of HirePatriots posters. (I have also attached an example of cards we can make for you.)
Marketing for Military Friendly Businesses: Some of the posters are customizable. If you own a business, we will build a customized HirePatriots job board for your company so that you can spread the word and have people come to your website to post and find jobs for veterans. Over 200 businesses in 37 states have done so thus far.
Our Careers Job Board: HirePatriots also leases the very best job board software available to serve the companies that post on our job board. Fantastic new updates have just been installed. For instance, for each full-time job posted, companies receive a minimum of 5 matching resumes from our vast database. View our careers job board HERE.
Blogging: The most popular part of the HirePatriots.com website are the articles that I post concerning veteran and national issues. Over 300,000 people a year read those blog posts. The national media picks a few each year and publishes them, or has us in for a live interview. These opportunities give us a chance to advocate for US veterans and their families. It also drives thousands of veterans to contact us each year and ask for assistance.
Job Fairs: HirePatriots just held our 16th job fair for veterans in San Diego. We had over 40 companies attend. We rented the Pacific View Events Center of Camp Pendleton. Companies received an 8ft. table, table clothes, chairs, a catered lunch, soft drinks, coffee, and a blog post and banner on the HirePatriots.com homepage. We paid for the base to advertise our event: to put our job fair on their electronic signage, and to post 300 color posters around the base. – It costs a lot to put on this event. And it takes hundreds of hours of work to pull together. But so many veterans have contacted us over the years to tell us how these events got them started in life. They are very grateful for our bringing together veteran friendly businesses every year for them to meet and with which to begin a career. Our military base job fairs are worth every cent we spend! ($7500)
Marriage Retreats: Unfortunately, the military life is tough on marriages and families. There are long deployments away from home, and frequent moves to other parts of the country. And until you make Master Sergeant or its equivalent, there is not much money either. Most of our enlisted families suffer a lot of deprivation. Many receive gov’t subsidized bread and cheese to keep their families fed. These hardships and more make it very difficult for young marriages and families to survive.
HirePatriots rents suites at hotels with romantic views for our 3-day military marriage retreats. These are small peer groups of less than 12 couples. We get a lot of volunteers to help us with these and they are always fantastic events that our couples will always cherish. (We are able to put on these 3 day retreats with great meals, gifts, counseling and workbooks for under $6000.)
Extra Stuff: To make more veterans and companies aware of our outstanding recruiting and marketing services, we employ and work with an SEO company on a full-time basis. We must employ a full-time webmaster too. We have many websites all-across the nation that are serving local communities. Stephen Geronimo, our webmaster, has spent many months rebuilding HirePatriots.com and its 2500 pages. He has transferred everything over to a template on WordPress that is more compatible with mobile phones. To secure and to keep so many websites running we also lease our own Cloud server.
How Does HirePatriots Keep Going?
Last year, by helping companies to hire the right veterans for their needs; and by writing blogs; and by marketing and social networking for businesses, Tori and I were able create $80,000 for Patriotic Hearts, (our 501c3 NPO). Another $8000 was received through donations made by citizens like you. We have greatly simplified our life to afford what we do, but it is no sacrifice.
With your help, we assist thousands of US veterans every year. What joy!
Tori and I are completely content and happy. We thank God every day for our lovely 5th wheel in Oceanside RV Park near the beach, our health, our love for eachother, our nation, especially for our ministry to our veterans, and always for every one of you.
To make an online contributions click HERE.
Contributions by mail: Patriotic Hearts/ 300 Carlsbad Village Drive/ Ste. 108A/#159/ Carlsbad, CA 92008