Facebook Campaign Will Honor Service-members and Ask the Public to Volunteer to Help Veterans
WASHINGTON – The Call of Duty Endowment announced today the launch of its second Memorial Day campaign to raise awareness for the issue of veterans’ unemployment and encourage the public to find more jobs for veterans. The campaign will also provide a grant to Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA), an organization that provides job training programs to support veterans and finds job placement for veterans.
For every Call of Duty Endowment Facebook fan that volunteers to help veterans by donating their ‘status’ to honor a current military member or veteran, the Call of Duty Endowment will provide an extra dollar to HHUSA’s current $20,000 grant. Fans have from Wednesday, May 25th until Monday, May 30th at 11:59 p.m. PDT to donate their status to try and earn HHUSA a grant of $50,000.
The grant awarded by the Call of Duty Endowment to HHUSA, will allow the organization to provide returning veterans with the necessary transitional training programs and essential tools necessary to gain 21st century careers, through their career workshops and job fairs. HHUSA is dedicated to providing service members with post military career help with a personal approach to match career interests and skills to the needs of partnering companies.
Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) founded the Call of Duty Endowment to support veterans, and explained the reason to pair with HHUSA for a second time, “Last year’s Memorial Day campaign was a huge success and Hire Heroes USA has shown amazing results with their previous funding from the Call of Duty Endowment. We believe that this campaign can be an easy way for the public to volunteer to help veterans, honor those who served, and guide more employers to hiring veterans.”
According to a March report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, male veterans between the ages of 18-24 struggle with an unemployment rate of nearly 22 percent, and women veterans in the same age range experience an unemployment rate of over 15 percent.