|Successful Winterhaven Stand Down in D.C. |
We are off to a fast and successful start to 2012! Already this year, thanks to our donors and supporters, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation has delivered nearly $285,000 worth of supplies and goods to groups and events helping Veterans. Last month, we sent approximately $150,000 in supplies to the Winterhaven Homeless Stand Down in Washington, D.C. Close to 500 Veterans were gathered inside the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center (DCVAMC).
A full day of services such as health screenings, housing and employment counseling, substance abuse and psychosocial programs were offered to the veterans. DVNF's shipment of clothes, food, water and hygiene products was greatly appreciated. More deliveries are now in the works for several more veterans service groups in the weeks ahead - stay tuned!
|Veteran Employment and Career Assistance |
|DVNF recently launched employment and career assistance services to help disabled and underserved veterans access job benefits created by VOW to Hire Heroes Act recently signed by President Obama. As our Chief Administrative Officer, Raegan Rivers, has mentioned, there are nearly 900,000 unemployed veterans in the U.S. and most of them want and prefer to have meaningful and impactful jobs. U.S. Department of Labor reports show an unemployment rate of more than 12% for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan - and even higher for veterans returning with physical or emotional impairment due to their service. |
The DVNF will provide an employment resource center to help advocate and be a voice for the disabled veterans and their families, including underserved veterans groups such as women, homeless veterans and those with invisible wounds such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brain injuries. Click here to read a recent article featured in the Huffinton Post about this program.
|Resume & Cover Letter Boot Camp Webinar for Vets |
|We are excited to be holding a series of webinars starting on February 28th, which we hope will help veterans learn tips on how to improve their resume and cover letting writing skills to secure jobs. The webinar is open to any active or retired member of the U.S. Military and those supporting veterans-Veteran Service Officers, spouses, and family members. |
The webinar will last less than 1 hour and will allow attendees to submit questions before and during the webinar. The featured speaker is Rod Dillehay - who has more than 20 years experience of screening, interviewing, and hiring candidates for jobs ranging from $20,000-$175,000 in starting salary.