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Supporting the Nation's Veterans

Supporting the Nation's Veterans

(NAPSI)-Veterans make an important sacrifice for the nation, so you may well wonder what you can do in return.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can help:
1. Be a Good Neighbor
Be aware of the needs of your neighbors, friends and co-workers. Care packages and letters are important, but helping could be just as easy as doing chores for the military spouse down the street or visiting with a veteran at your local VFW.
2. Get Involved
Join organizations like ServiceNation and volunteer your time to participate in service projects designed to support soldiers across the country. You can visit www.missionserve.org to find a military-focused service project in your area.
3. Make a Donation
There are so many great non-profits that serve the military-from organizations such as Operation Homefront, which provides assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors, to the American Red Cross, which connects members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation recently announced a five-year, $10 million commitment to organizations that serve the veteran and military communities, placing a special emphasis on supporting job readiness and training programs.
The company funds nonprofits that assist veterans in their pursuit of higher education and enable veterans to more easily reintegrate into civilian life.
Walmart is actively engaged in job recruitment of former military personnel and is a charter member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes program.
To date, the company has hired more than 300 junior military officers into store and corporate positions.
Walmart was recognized in the top 2 percent of veteran-friendly companies by G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers.
To honor the military, the company donated $100,000 to support the New York City Veterans Day Parade.
For more information, visit www.walmartstores.com/veterans.

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