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Posted byon May 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT
As a Vietnam verteran, Bob Curry saw the opportunity to help out a new generation of soldiers when the Afganistan War and War in Iraq began. He began DryHootch, a non-profit organizaiton, with the goal in mind to give veterans a safe, alcohol-free, drug-free environment to deal with the PTS they might be feeling after returning home.
Posted byon May 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM EDT
Jeffery Hanson works to give veterans the means to reach recovery on their own terms. His non-profit organization Palmetto State Base Camp provides transitional residential housing for homeless veterans supported by a program designed to return veterans to independent living and self-sufficiency.
Posted byon May 24, 2012 at 10:40 AM EDT
Stephen Sherman works tirelessly to make sure that veterans receive quality medical treatment, avoid homelessness, and have food to eat everyday. His daily mantra is "leave no soldier behind" and he lives it.
Posted byon May 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM EDT
eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. and its chairman TJ Breeden have created the opportunities for veterans and their families in North Carolina to meet hiring firms and employers, as well as college recruiters and advanced education counselors. This program, and the programs that will follow in its steps, will be a driving force for economic prosperity, educational advancement, and entrepreneurialism for our soldiers.
Posted byon May 24, 2012 at 10:20 AM EDT
Samuel Luna is a Vietnam veteran who suffered from PTS until he attended a weekend program to help him understand his Vietnam experience and the role PTS had played and continued to play in his life. Samuel now seeks to spread this treatment to help other veterans.
Posted byon May 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM EDT
Joey Strickland is a veteran who learned a lot about leadership during his service. Now that he's retired, he has dedicated his life to veteran affairs and has come up with a state program that he hopes will enable the nation as a whole to better serve its veterans.
Posted byon May 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM EDT
Gail's mission is to bestow a universal symbol and token of thanks, solace, and remembrance to those who serve, past and present, in harm's way to protect and defend our lives and freedoms. These tokens are given by her organization Quilts of Honor America not for profit, but simply for the gratitude and thanks that she hopes they bring to each veterans life.
Posted byon May 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM EDT
Stacy Ratner, a bibliophile working to end illiteracy in Chicago, shares her success story.
Posted byon May 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM EDT
Shannon McNamara is a young woman working to end the "book famine" in Africa.
Posted byon May 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM EDT
A quick look at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.