may 26, 2016
Jeans For Troops Day in Honor of Memorial Day Once Again A Huge Success for our Veterans
Employees at over 1,600 Schools, Companies, and Government Agencies honored our men and women in uniform during nationwide dress down day; NJ State Assembly Declaring May 26 to be “Jeans For Troops Day”
(TRENTON, NJ) – Hundreds of thousands of Americans from coast to coast worked to help their fellow troops and their families by participating in the GI Go Fund's Jeans For Troops fundraising drive. Over 1,600 schools, companies, and government agencies took part in a nationwide movement to support returning veterans this Memorial Day and help them get the assistance they need as they come home.
During the “Jeans for Troops” program, schools, companies, and all other employers that choose to participate allowed their employees to wear jeans to work on May 26 in exchange for a $5 donation to the GI Go Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting all veterans with their needs upon their return home from combat.
The GI Go Fund is an organization on the cutting edge of offering support to veterans, providing veterans with innovative ways of finding employment, securing their educational and health benefits, as well as providing aid and assistance to low income and homeless veterans. Since their founding, the organization has helped tens of thousands of veterans improve their lives and give them the capacity to provide and care for their loved ones.
“The amount that this event has grown in the past few years is simply incredible,” said GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous. “All of the participants are expressing how much the men and women of our military mean to them, and how much they want to support them with whatever difficulties they may face, and they are saying thank you to them in the best way possible.”
The organization is committed to providing support to veterans from all across America, and is committed to taking funds raised in local communities and directing them to supporting veterans in their area and across the country.
The drive has received strong support from all levels, including statewide government. The NJ State Assembly will issue a proclamation that will declare May 26 as “Jeans for Troops Day”, calling on all New Jersey businesses, schools, and organizations to support our troops in honor of this Memorial Day.
The organization would like to thank all of the employees from across the United States for making a difference this Memorial Day. Your efforts will likely surpass any that we have seen since the drive started over five years ago, and we will be able to achieve great things for our veterans thanks to your support!