Geared Marketing and Warriors In The Workplace Join Forces To Give Back To VETHELP

(LISLE, NY) November 5, 2015   Geared Marketing and Warriors In The Workplace are joining forces this holiday season to create a #SeasonofGiving campaign in conjunction with the national #GivingTuesday campaign, highlighting local veteran organizations that help provide critical services to our veteran community. Together they will be highlighting the work of Saratoga County’s VETHELP.

VETHELP (Veterans Housing, Employment, & Lifeskills Program) is an organization in Ballston Spa, NY that runs two transitional housing units for homeless veterans, as well as several apartment units for veterans and their families.   Residents of the program receive advocacy help through case management by trained social workers to assure that as they progress through the program the skills they are gaining through the wrap around services will transfer as they transition back to self-sufficiency. 

Geared Marketing and Warriors In The Workplace would like to help create a holiday to remember for the residents of VETHELP during our Season of Giving.   Over 200 veterans are served each year through the various programs, including The Vet House and The Guardian House.  We would like to help fill VETHELP’s wish list of pantry and cleaning items, personal care items, and more, as well as letting our Veterans know that their service is not forgotten and that we appreciate what they have done for us.  Donations can be sent to: VETHELP, 1214 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or can be coordinated through Meaghan McEntee, who can be reached at 518.885.0091.

 VETHELP is a program whose mission is to serve the needs of homeless military veterans by empowering them to embrace and maintain independent living and self-sufficiency.  This is effectively accomplished by helping veterans secure temporary and permanent housing, viable employment, and access to health care.  Assistance in addressing other life issues is provided as well.   Successfully operated since 1988, VETHELP is located in Ballston Spa, NY and serves veterans in the seven surrounding counties: Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton, and Schoharie.   For more information about VETHELP and its programs or to donate directly to their program, please visit www.vethelpny.org.

Warriors In The Workplace, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, was created to honor the memory of a local hero.  As a Marine, he had survived 2 tours of Iraq and one in Afghanistan and had been awarded a purple heart. Facing a staggering unemployment rate and suffering from PTSD, he took his own life.   Similar tragedies play out daily, with an average of 22 military suicides per day.   Warriors In The Workplace is the organization that was created in the wake of his loss to help our returning veterans.   The initiative is specifically geared toward the men and women of the U.S. Military, to offer them employment opportunities based upon skills they have acquired and perfected throughout their military careers.  To learn more about this organization, please contact John Birmingham, Executive Director, at 207.694.1808 or by email at jbirmingham@warriorsintheworkplace.org.

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