News 2012

December 24, 2012

GI Go Fund Delivers Thousands in Aid to Veterans and Their Families in Ocean County Affected by Hurricane Sandy during the Holiday Season

Care packages, gift cards, toys, hundreds of coats and more provided to thousands of families in need along the shore

December 11, 2012

Super Foodtown Cashier Who Lost Her Television during Hurricane Sandy Wins a New TV After Raising Funds For GI Go Fund and Returning Veterans

Doris Yurcho of the Super Foodtown in Wall was awarded the top prize after raising the most money during the annual fundraising drive benefiting the GI Go Fund; 4th Annual Drive raised nearly $50,000 for the organization as it assists returning veterans

November 28, 2012

Students at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge, NJ Raise over $7,500 for Veterans

Students at the Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge, NJ participate in the "Step for Vets" charity walk-a-thon, developed by Gary Sapir, to benefit the GI Go Fund and the vets they serve

November 17, 2012

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Raises over $1,000 During Basketball Tournament For the GI Go Fund.

Company hosts basketball tournament in Northern NJ to raise funds to assist military veterans.

November 8, 2012

GI Go Fund’s 4th Annual Veterans Day Gala Honors Johnson & Johnson and other Leaders in Veterans Community

Award Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of the organization and the partners and supporters who helped make 2012 a pivotal year for the GI Go Fund

october 13, 2012

Hundreds of Homeless Veterans find Help at the “Stand Down of North Jersey” in Newark Hosted by GI Go Fund and Mayor Cory A. Booker

Homeless Veterans offered food, clothes, medical screenings, haircuts, legal assistance, and connections to benefits and housing opportunities

october 9, 2012

New Class of Newark Firefighters Feature Nearly All Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

Historic Partnership between Mayor Cory A. Booker and GI Go Fund leads to nearly 30 veterans being sworn in to the Newark Fire Department

september 11, 2012

On anniversary of 9/11, Newark Swears In Its Newest Firefighter on the Eve of His Deployment to Afghanistan

City honors firefighters it lost during 9/11 attacks while swearing a new member into Newark's Bravest before his deployment to fight for our country

september 9, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Keeps Spotlight on Veterans During Appearance on ABC’s “This Week”

During his appearance, Booker spoke about specifics in the budget that proposed cuts to the VA that would drastically alter the benefits entitled to our men and women.

july 29, 2012

GI Go Fund Turns Kessler Foundation Grant into Jobs for Disabled Vets

$30,000 Grant program enables organization to find disabled Iraq and Afghanistan veterans full-time work

June 22, 2012

GI Go Fund Completes Midnight Mission for Homeless Veterans outside Newark’s Penn Station

Event was first leg of series of Midnight Missions that will reach Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC

june 12, 2012

Over 250 Veterans attend First Major Veterans Job Fair in Middlesex County Held by the GI Go Fund and Rutgers University

This event was the first major veterans job fair of the year in Middlesex county. Over 60 businesses and organizations participated in this event

june 1, 2012

GI Go Fund and Mayor Cory Booker to announce the Nationwide Launch of “Midnight Missions” for Homeless Veterans

Innovative program will reach out to veterans in several major cities before dawn who live at train stations and other areas to provide critical services that will help get them off the streets

may 26, 2012

NJ State Assembly Joins Over 300 Companies, Schools, and Government Agencies Participating in GI Go’s “Jeans for Troops” Drive

NJ State Assembly passes proclamation declaring May 24 as “GI Go Jeans for Troops Day” as members wore jeans on Assembly floor; NJEA sponsors drive with a generous contribution

may 15, 2012

The GI Go Fund to be featured on Season Premiere of ABC’s “Secret Millionaire”

This episode will follow millionaire and world-renowned artist Scott Jacobs and his 18-year-old daughter, Alexa, as they spend six days in Newark, to search for those most in need of financial help.

april 24, 2012

Movement against GI Bill Predators Continues as President Obama Signs Order Limiting Aggressive College Recruiting of Vets

President Obama's Weekly Radio Address Discusses Colleges that "Prey" on Veterans for their Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

april 24, 2012

Greater Media Hosts “Hire A Veteran” Job Fair to Help Returning Military Members Find Work

Job fair featured over 50 companies actively seeking to hire veterans met with dozens of former military personnel as they searched to find gainful employment

april 1, 2012

VFW Post 7508 of Old Bridge Raises Over $2,800 for Local Vets in Need

More than 75 people, including many veterans and their families, attended the event to benefit the GI Go Fund and the veterans they serve

march 13, 2012

Over 500 Veterans attend GI Go Fund’s 4th Annual “Job and GI Bill Fair” in Newark

More than 70 exhibitors, including nearly 50 employers from all fields were on hand to meet with the veterans and let them know what opportunities are available at their companies

February 27, 2012

Senator Menendez, GI Go Fund Encourage Businesses to Hire Vets

Promoting VOW to Hire Heroes Act, Upcoming Newark Veterans Job and GI Bill Fair

january 1, 2012

As Troops Return Home From Iraq, GI Go Fund Continues Fight to Help Veterans

Organization will continue to fight tirelessly to help veterans get whatever care they need