The Armed Forces Support Foundation Hire A Hero program has launched their Semi-annual fundraising campaign with a goal of collecting over $2 million dollars. Those who want to show their support for the military community by financially contributing to Hire A Hero are encouraged to visit www.hireahero.org/donate to learn about the different options that are available. Hire A Hero is a non-profit program with a mission to help the military community network and find quality careers and training opportunities.
Employers can list their jobs and the military community can use the service at no cost. A variety of premium services are also available to employers. All pledges will be used to keep the Hire A Hero program up and running and free for the military community to use. In addition to pledging, corporate sponsorships are available. Lincoln Educational Services was Hire A Hero's first corporate sponsor. They contributed funds to help jump start the program and they are also providing 122 academic scholarships to the military community.
"This scholarship means a lot to me not just on a personal level but a deeper level,” stated Kyle Keenan who is stationed in Iraq and was awarded one of the first Hire A Hero/Lincoln scholarships. "I will now be able to better my education and I will be able to better serve, protect, and defend the people of the United States, whether it is in the US Army or in Local Law Enforcement. This Scholarship will also help make me a better educated and well rounded person. I really want to say thanks to you men and women at Hire A Hero for selecting me as the recipient of the Lincoln Frontline Scholarship.”
To learn about Kyle Keenan's recent near death experience in Iraq visit http://darkblueworld.info/milnews/2007/07/05/lucky-day-for-ssg-keenan/ "While Kyle is in Iraq and risking his life everyday for us, he is also able to further his education in order to gain a good job when he returns home,” stated Dan Caulfield, Hire A Hero Executive Director. "Through our collection of donations and corporate sponsorships, we are able to help more people like Kyle live the American Dream that he helped to build. We are looking for people and companies that want to do more than say thank you. By sponsoring the Hire A Hero cause, companies are able to enrich their core values, develop a strong culture, build their brands, generate new business and develop a large scale, sustainable pipeline of quality workers from the military community. Most of all, they are able to set an example of doing the right thing.”
To contribute to the Hire A Hero fundraising campaign visit www.hireahero.org/donate To learn more about Hire A Hero, view the recent CBS Evening News Coverage on the program at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/07/eveningnews/main3142085.shtml An extended interview is also available at http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=3144290n&channel=eveningnews
The AFSF (Armed Forces Support Foundation) operates the Hire A Hero program and all related activities including its website hireahero.org (com). AFSF is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is also a public charity under sections 509(a) (1) and 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the internal Revenue Code. Donations to our organization are deductible under sections 170 of the Code and we are able to accept bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055,2106, or 2522 Under the Internal Revenue Code. For Tax purposes, our Federal Tax ID number is: 36-4259421.