With the holidays in full swing, Swords to Plowshares has launched our #100Vets Campaign with the aim of getting 100 veterans hired in 100 days. So far we’ve had a great response from local veterans in the community — and now we need an even greater response from local employers to help us reach our goal!
The holidays can be a challenging time, and even more so for unemployed veterans facing financial hardships. Take Deborah Gales: a post-Persian-Gulf era Navy veteran, she struggled to earn a stable income and found herself at risk of becoming homeless. She came to Swords to Plowshares after hearing about our #100Vets Campaign; since then she has received multiple employment offers and is currently working.
“Being unemployed this time of the year is very stressful and hard. Not only do you have the holidays, but having no income only worsens things,” Gales said. “I’m very grateful to Swords to Plowshares for being a recipient of the 100 Vets Campaign. With their help, I was able to find temporary employment. This gives me hope that things will get better, and the gift card I received helped me buy a pair of slacks to wear to a job interview. Thank you for your assistance to me as well as to other veterans.”
Veterans who participate in and find employment during the 100 Vets Campaign will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card — and we make a personal effort to assist veteran participants with their job search.
If you’re an employer with an immediate hiring need, please fill out our employer interest form. Or if you know any employers with immediate hiring needs, please share this post or tag them in the comments section.
‘Tis the season of giving — but if you can’t afford to give a donation, help us by giving a job! If your company is committed to supporting veterans, this is a great initiative to get involved in.