Craig Newmark Interviews Swords to Plowshares

Craig Newmark speaks of his support for veterans

Our thanks to Craig Newmark for promoting the Veterans Charity Challenge and his strong support of veteran causes across the country. He interviewed Jordan Towers who spoke on behalf of Swords to bring attention to our work for veterans.

Huffington Post – Hey there, as many of you know, I gave $50,000 to the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge earlier this month. The total money raised for Veterans and Milfams exceeded $448,000. In my #VetsChallenge wrap up post, I asked you to stay tuned for the interviews I’d be conducting with two great orgs, both winners of a Bonus Challenge. The first interview was with Jordan Towers, Social Media Coordinator for Swords to Plowshares. Jordan talked about how the org has provided core services, like housing, employment, and training to vets since 1974.

Some of the things that Jordan said during the interview really stuck out to me:
The amazing thing about Swords to Plowshares is that we help all veterans of every generation…[We help] about 2,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay area every year….[and] really try to tackle what the veterans need, and to restore their dignity and self-sufficiency. All veterans are welcome, regardless of discharge status.

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Source: Huffington Post, July 30, 2013, by Craig Newmark; audio courtesy of SoundCloud