Veterans' Support Service Project
Nov 10, 2014 08:00 AM
Nov 14, 2014 08:00 PM
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Honors College students
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The Honors College 2014 fall service project will be a fundraiser for Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit organization that provides services and support to post-9/11 veterans and their families. This fundraiser will take place from Monday, November 10 through Friday, November 14th (Veterans Day is November 11th), during which time Honors College students will sell Hope for the Warriors wristbands from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the following locations around campus:
- in front of the Journalism Building;
- in front of the 459 (behind Laville Honors House); and
- in Free Speech Alley.
Money raised by Honors College students will help to fund Hope for the Warriors programs such as career transition and training services, financial assistance for families in economic distress, and psychological counseling. This service project was inspired by the 2014 Honors College Shared Read, Thank You for Your Service; in conversations with Honors College staff during his visit, author David Finkel noted the excellent work being done by Hope for the Warriors.
Hope for the Warriors was founded in 2006 by military wives who witnessed firsthand the effects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on both service members, and their families. The organization's mission is to restore a sense of self and hope for the suffering service member, and to assist in restoring his or her family unit after deployment.
For more information on Hope for the Warriors, visit: http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/