HirePatriots is a program of Patriotic Hearts, a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 non-profit that is supported largely by charitable contributions. It is in “good standing” with the IRS.
It began as a response to a Marine who returned from Iraq to discover his wife and two small children living without utilities, due to his wife being laid off while he was deployed. He knocked on our founders’ door and asked: “Sir, Ma’am, I need to earn some money right away to get the electric and gas turned on in my home for my family. Do you have any work that I can do for you right now around your home or yard?”
Our U.S. military, particularly the lower and mid-range enlisted and their families, often endure extreme financial stress, coupled with multiple, lengthy deployments and the rigors of military life. These conditions elevate stress. It creates marital conflicts and reduces the effectiveness of those men and women in fulfilling their responsibilities on the battlefield or in support positions. – Financial stress endangers families and warriors lives.
In response to this burgeoning crisis, Patriotic Hearts has developed several programs. — In recognition of the vital programs we provide President Bush presented us with the “Congressional Medal of Merit.” And President Obama recently awarded us the “Presidents Call to Service Medal.”
PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY PATRIOTIC HEARTS
- HirePatriots.com Job Board
- Vet-Entrepreneur Program
- Military Job Fairs
- Welcome Home Parties
- Military Marriage Enrichment Retreats
- Fundraisers for other veteran outreaches
- Severely Disabled Veteran Job Placement and Job Training
- Green Veteran Villages: Energy self-sufficient housing and cooperative
This is our most popular program. It creates daily and vocational opportunities for U.S. military: Active duty, Reserves, Guard, veterans and their spouses. This is a free job board for residents and businesses to hire their local military, veterans and their spouses. We currently have HirePatriots websites in 30 areas of the U.S. This popular program is quickly spreading into every state with the collaboration of veteran owned and patriotic businesses, as well as many passionate volunteers.
The goal of the HirePatriots program is to establish HirePatriots job boards in all 50 states, and in 150 regional areas. This will enable us to assist hundreds of thousands of U.S. Military: Active duty, Reserves, Guard, veterans and their spouses, every year.
One Day Jobs:
1) HirePatriots is an entirely unique and free national outreach. It provides a One Day job board for our U.S. military, veterans and their spouses. These are jobs posted primarily by patriotic U.S. residents who want a nearby G.I. or veteran to come to their home and help them with chores.
- These One Day jobs fill a critical need for transitioning troops and veterans. With 900,000 unemployed U.S. veterans, as of this writing, HirePatriots’ One Day jobs give patriotic U.S. residents an opportunity to pitch in and temporarily employ them until they can find full time employment.
- HirePatriots is valued by every branch of the United States Military.
- Here are a few of the thousands of comments from those who post jobs and find jobs on HirePatriots.com.
Full Time Jobs:
HirePatriots does not want to create any hindrance for companies that desire to employ U.S. veterans. Any company may post jobs and search resumes for no cost on HirePatriots.com. The ultimate goal for HirePatriots is to succeed in helping every U.S. veteran to secure sustainable, full-time employment.
- HirePatriots has a Full-Time job board exclusively for companies desiring to hire United States veterans and their spouses. It utilizes cutting edge technology and is connected to the social networks.
- The popularity of this free program has made HirePatriots.com one of the most popular websites in America.
- HirePatriots takes calls and emails from veterans looking for work every day. We refer them to hiring managers or residents that we know are hiring, advise them, recommend companies that are hiring, help them with their resumes, and even create blogs about them and their job search when it is needed.
PATRIOTIC HEARTS MILITARY FAMILY PROGRAMS
Our military’s emotional and psychological health, as well as their professionalism is largely dependent upon the health of their relationships with their immediate family members. The divorce rate has risen as high as 90% on bases with frequent combat deployments. Military wives call it “The Plague.” In an effort to create healthy military families, Patriotic Hearts has created 3 distinct but united programs:
Welcome Home Parties: Patriotic Hearts hosts all-day picnics for recently returned combat battalions. These include barbeques, games, rides, contest, clowns, personalities and live music for the entire military family. At the end of these events, the married couples are invited to attend a Patriotic Hearts marriage retreat.
Military Marriage Enrichment Retreats: Patriotic Hearts has military marriage enrichment retreats to strengthen military and veteran’s marriages. The theme of our retreats is “Love and Respect.” They are held at beautiful resorts. They last from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. We continue to follow each couple closely after the retreats. And we have had wonderful success in keeping marriages and families united. These are 3 day, all-expenses paid retreats.
Marital & PTSD Counseling: Beginning at our marriage retreats, we connect each couple that requires it with a trained marriage and PTSD therapist. At the end of our retreats we provide the names and contact information of our counselors to each couple. At the conclusion of our Sunday event, we present each couple with a large frame consisting of multiple photos taken of them during the retreat for them to hang on a wall in their home. Whenever there is conflict or need, they are to take the frame down and call a counselor on the back. Often the source of the conflict is rooted in traumatic experiences created during military service.
MILITARY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM:
HirePatriots is very fortunate to have the Hip Kitty band be our representatives on US bases and on TV. They are a highly acclaimed band that has toured the world, visiting and performing for our troops.
HirePatriots and its programs have proven to be vital and greatly appreciated by our U.S. military, veterans and their families. It is our goal to directly assist 100,000 US veterans a year.
We work with U.S. veteran-owned and patriotic businesses and organizations. We implement a synergistic cause marketing plan with each, in return for their support. It is based on HirePatriots’ award winning higher cause marketing strategy that made HirePatriots so tremendously popular. — In return for supporting our non-profit, we go the extra mile for you.
ADDITIONAL TRANSITIONAL TRAINING
HirePatriots offers online and on-site training seminars for transitioning military personnel and US veterans. This unique and comprehensive program was developed by a veteran with decades of HR experience.
Job Fairs: HirePatriots has hosted many job fairs for the U.S. military and veterans. HirePatriots always seeks to have 100+ companies with relevant job openings attend these fairs. We conscientiously look for companies that have job openings that are to relevant military experience and who have a track record of hiring veterans.
HirePatriots has a stellar reputation with businesses across America and the world. And of course, we are highly regarded by the U.S. military.
In an effort to get transitioning troops to dialog with recruiters, we have volunteers escort transitioning military to appropriate booths and introduce them on a first name basis to the company recruiters. We also create a relaxed atmosphere that makes people want to stay. Instead of the impersonal atmosphere of typical events like this, we try to create a comfortable, even home-like feel. We even provide free hot chocolate, coffee, milk and warm, fresh-baked cookies.
Veteran Entrepreneur Program: HirePatriots vigorously seeks to support veterans who have chosen to start their own businesses. We believe that this is crucial to the rebuilding of the American economy and to employing more of our transitioned U.S. military.
HirePatriots has created a valuable training and support program for U.S Veteran entrepreneurs. We use the combined business acumen of our multiple HirePatriots’ business leaders to provide step-by-step hands on business development training.
We also introduce these entrepreneurs to our unique HirePatriots’ cause marketing strategy to increase their visibility, brand and the numbers of people who know about their products or services.
Our marketing program has been acclaimed in the national media as being one of our country’s most innovative and military friendly higher cause marketing strategies. (Most recently, we were touted in G.I. Jobs. — June 2011)
SEVERELY DISABLED VETERAN JOB PLACEMENT AND JOB TRAINING
It is vitally important that those who sacrificed the most in their military service, the severely disabled, are not left unemployed. We are working with corporations to help train wounded warriors and place them into jobs. – First, we find computerized employment for these disabled veterans that fit their abilities and knowledge. Then we use customized software to train them to fulfill these duties and to take these jobs. – This program not yet funded.
GREEN VETERAN VILLAGE
Energy Self-Sufficient Housing Cooperative: Patriotic Hearts, our non-profit, has been offered land to build veteran housing. We are currently developing a unique program. It is a completely self-sufficient community for US veterans. It utilizes the most recent developments in green technology and energy.
The ultimate purpose of these new communities is to create a model for 21st housing. We are creating a new model for the 21st Century veteran communities. They are self-sustainable financially and have independent energy, food and water sources.
The land for this project has been donated. We are seeking funding.
Your tax deductible donation can be made here: http://bit.ly/pG6nMb
Or you can send your donation by mail:
P.O. Box 2461
Big Bear City, CA 92314
PATRIOTIC HEARTS (EIN 20-8599179 — A 501(c) 3 Non-Profit