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9th Annual Operation Jump Start to Support Veterans Transition

Posted by Rob Riggins

Last night we met several service members taking advantage of the professional attire being offered at the Operation Jump Start event – suits, coats, ties, etc.

Operation Jump Start is a program of the Aleethia Foundation, which encourages donations of gift cards and new or nearly new professional business attire for the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers. While they are no longer accepting clothing donations, Operation Jump Start is always in need of gift cards and cash donations.

Over $30,000 was raised and over 50 boxes of clothing were donated.

Teddy, a Hero Dog

We also met Teddy from Hero Dogs. Hero Dogs trains and places service dogs with vets who have been injured or disabled while serving. It’s amazing to see Teddy open a door or pick up a dropped cell phone. He can even load and unload a washer and dryer!

Hero Dogs provides service dogs at no cost to veterans. But they need folks to raise and train puppies, as well as donations to support their work.

We were honored to take part in Operation Jump Start, and hope you consider supporting these organizations.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 9:23 am

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