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.
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.
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.
"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).
by Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together
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.
Multiple Accolades Underscore Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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 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.