Daily Archives April 4, 2014

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation One of the Many Organizations Working to Help War Veterans

Helping families in need

We are no doubt indebted to the men and women that serve in the armed forces. They risk their lives every day to protect the rights and freedom of Americans, as well as other nation’s residents. They are given high quality training, equipment, and knowledge to do their jobs, and they do it to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, when they get back home, they face an entirely different battle field.

The United States veteran unemployment rate, as of March 2013, was 7.1% for veterans 18 years of age or older. This number declined to 6% by March 2014, but a February Bureau of Labor Statistics study showed that post-9/11 veteran unemployment has increased to 9.4%. While these numbers are not indicative of the national trend, they do confirm that thousands of veterans and their families are suffering

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