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Interns Code for a Cause

By Tracy Haver, Technology Development Program (TDP) Manager, AT&T.
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This year I celebrate twenty years with AT&T. I’m a proud AT&T employee. But there are some experiences in particular that remind me why I’m so glad to be here.

Tournaments Offer Wounded Veterans Rehabilitative Golf Experiences

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For 7 years, Booz Allen Hamilton has partnered with the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) to help the organization meet its mission to “empower veterans, one fairway at a time.” The firm sponsors SMGA’s Wounded Veteran Golf Tournament, a series of golf events at 17 locations across the United States that support the SMGA effort to provide rehabilitative golf experiences to wounded American veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Early Times® Kentucky Whisky Raises Awareness and Support for Veterans Suffering from Military Service Trauma with Film Documentary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- “Life after combat isn’t easy, but it can still be really good” is one message the new documentary “Reinforcements” delivers to U.S. military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The short film, which debuted at a private screening in Louisville, aims to raise awareness and provide life-saving service dogs to veterans who return from combat to find they face a new battle against PTSD.

Trevor Plouffe of the Minnesota Twins Helps His Country While Inspiring a Younger Generation

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Trevor Plouffe, Minnesota Twins third baseman, is all business on the field, but all smiles off of it.

A kid at heart, he finds time to connect with children while benefiting the community, despite the grueling schedule of being a professional baseball player.

NFCC® Receives $1 Million Grant From Wells Fargo for Financial Capability Program Benefiting Military Servicemembers and Veterans

Grant to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® to fund second phase of Sharpen Your Financial Focus® initiative
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Grant to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® to fund second phase of Sharpen Your Financial Focus® initiative

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Grant to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® to fund second phase of Sharpen Your Financial Focus® initiative

Supporting Reintegration of U.S. Veterans into the Civilian Workforce

Walmart's Global Responsibility Report 2016
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Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, served as an Army captain during World War II, and he used his Army savings as the initial capital to open his first store. Like Mr. Walton, veterans offer important strengths to our communities, such as a strong work ethic, technical skills and leadership capabilities, to name a few. But transitioning from the military to civilian life can be difficult. Despite the wealth of resources and opportunities available to veterans, some remain vulnerable to financial, employment, relationship and legal challenges as they return home from service.

SSD Slate: Service Dog to Veterans

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Original article by Kate Kelly on America Comes Alive

"Slate saved my life," is the way John Wiesniewski describes having a service dog like Slate by his side every day.

SSD Sate, a black Labrador, is trained as a psychiatric support service dog by Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), located in Grantville, Pennsylvania. These dogs are often placed with military veterans suffering from depression, severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Providing Safe and Healthy Housing to Veterans

by Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together
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In 2010, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) unveiled a strategic plan to move the needle on housing the nation’s homeless veterans. They set an ambitious goal – as a part of the Open Doors strategy – to have zero homeless veterans by the end of 2015. This concentrated effort has yielded some incredible results. As of January 2015, veteran homelessness had declined 36 percent since 2010, and unsheltered homelessness had fallen by 47 percent.

The Hershey Company Recognized for Fostering an Open and Inclusive Environment for Its Employees

Multiple Accolades Underscore Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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HERSHEY, Pa., July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was recognized recently with multiple accolades from DiversityInc, and the National Organization on Disability for its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. Earlier this year the company received a 100% rating on The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. These accolades underscore The Hershey Company’s efforts to foster a workforce that reflects different perspectives and celebrates input from people of different backgrounds and experiences.

Sears & Rebuilding Together: Heroes At Home - Denver VFW

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Sears has launched its ninth annual Heroes at Home campaign with Rebuilding Together to raise funds and assist military families facing hardship by making necessary repairs, improvements or modifications to their homes. The program, which has raised more than $18 million over the past eight years thanks to donations from Shop Your Way members, customers and associates, has funded more than 1,500 home rebuilds.

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