Wal-Mart grants $750,000 to help veterans find jobs
November 13, 2012
Wal-Mart recently awarded a $750,000 grant to Swords to Plowshares, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides various services to veterans, including counseling, employment and training, case management and legal aid to those who are homeless or make very little income. Through this new grant, Wal-Mart can help the program assist approximately 700 Californians who served in the military.
Swords to Plowshares can re-grant funds to other groups that provide veterans with job-training and education they will need to participate in high-growth job sectors and secure the jobs that allow them to become self-sufficient.
"Veterans, especially those who recently served in Iraq and Afghanistan, need support in finding meaningful job opportunities," said Michael Blecker, executive director of Swords to Plowshares. "This grant will have a significant impact on our ability to provide job training and place more veterans in jobs throughout California."
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