Hire Heroes USA Awarded Veterans Day Grant From State Farm Insurance Companies

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Hire Heroes USA, a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans transform their military service into civilian success, is honored to have been selected to receive a $30,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Companies.

State Farm Insurance Companies and the State Farm Companies Foundation generously provide grants to not-for-profit organizations whose initiatives focus on building safer, stronger and better educated communities. Hire Heroes USA was recognized specifically by State Farm for their unique and effective efforts to end veteran employment across Georgia, and nationwide.

The generous donation from State Farm Insurance Companies directly and positively impacts the nearly 150 veterans and spouses served, free of charge, by Hire Heroes USA’s Veteran Transition Specialists each week. More than 80% of these Veteran Transition Specialists are veterans themselves; they understand the challenges that veterans face when transitioning from service to civilian employment, and are passionate about empowering veterans with the knowledge to successfully obtain civilian employment.

Through military service, veterans have attained a unique set of skills and strengthened character, making them highly marketable job candidates. Yet, many highly qualified and experienced veterans struggle to market themselves effectively for civilian jobs. Hire Heroes USA helps veterans turn these obstacles into opportunities. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation for success at assisting unemployed veterans find jobs The small staff of 25 Veteran Transition Specialists has made a big impact in 2014; their personalized, hands-on approach has resulted in over 1600 confirmed hired veterans, at a current rate of 32 newly employed veterans and spouses per week this year.

“As a non-profit, Hire Heroes USA relies on funding and donations from generous organizations like State Farm,” says COO Nathan Smith. “Every donor dollar counts. Our team has worked hard to streamline and refine our processes, ensuring good stewardship of each dollar received. State Farm, like all of Hire Heroes USA’s donors, can be confident that their donation directly supports our nation’s transitioning veterans.”

Renate Dugans, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist, states that “it is with deep appreciation and respect that we thank the veterans of this country for their selflessness, sacrifice and bravery. Thanks to their service, our country is able to uphold the values it was founded upon. State Farm is proud to support our veterans by donating to Hire Heroes USA, an organization that works hard to create jobs and empower veterans.”

About Hire Heroes USA: Founded in 2005, Hire Heroes USA is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training, and has gained national recognition for its comprehensive continuum of veteran career transition assistance. For more information visit http://www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About State Farm®: State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve almost 84 million policies and accounts - approximately 82 million auto, home, life, health and commercial policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 41 on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.

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