Thank you for your service to me and my country.
I joined the Marines in ’67. But they discovered something that made me medically ineligible. — So I watched my buddies go off to Vietnam, while I stayed home and listened to too many people bad mouth them. — I joined the ministry and began working with the Vietnam Veterans Assoc. — Years after the war, we would take vets back several times a year to build homes, libraries, hospitals, etc. near where they were based. It was very therapeutic.
Now, I am working to help our current vets and their families too. — This long war with multiple combat deployments is taking a heavy toll upon them. — The three things I focus on are giving vets Respect, Employment and keeping their marriages and families together. — These 3 things I find to be vital in mitigating the effects of war trauma.
I primarily worked with vets who had severe drug and alcohol problems. My wife and I worked at a vet center where they lived and worked. Are goal was to get them sober, healthy and able to return to society.
Today, I have a unique job board: HirePatriots.com. It contains Local job boards for GIs and vets. Patriotic residents and businesses post jobs to help those in their area. — Residents post One Day jobs. These are jobs like hauling, landscaping, cleaning, moving, repairs etc.. Most vets can earn $100 a day with these. And in this economy, One Day jobs are often the only jobs vets can get.
Here is a link to some of our fliers. If you could help us to spread the word, it will help a lot of people.http://hirepatriots.com/media/posters/. All it takes to get HirePatriots started is letting everyone know about it in your region. TV, radio, the press, churches, vet orgs., and community service groups are usually eager to pitch in. Give them a call and ask them.
I hope you will consider joining our effort. Our membership includes a Web 2.0 higher cause marketing site for your business, much like our regional sites.
I appreciate all that you have done and are continuing to do for America.