November 12, 2015
Jeans for Troops Day in Honor of Veterans Day Once Again Breaks Records Across the Country
Employees at over 2,100 Schools, Companies, and Government Agencies Honored Our Men and Women in Uniform During Nationwide Dress Down Day; Funds Will Go to Benefit the GI Go Fund as They Work to Help Veterans Find Employment and Achieve Better Access to Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC-Patriotic Americans all across the country took part in what is becoming a tradition on Veterans Day, joining together to help their fellow troops and their families. Over 2,200 schools, companies, and government agencies are taking 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 chose to participate will allow their employees to wear jeans to work on November 12 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 last drive held during Memorial Day set records with over 2,000 schools and companies participating, a norm for the drive as totals increase with each passing drive. This Veterans Day once again saw records broken, with over 2,200 groups signing up to support veterans.
“This drive has grown from a movement to a tradition in our country,” said GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous. “Our loyal supporters has grown exponentially over the years, with well over a million school teachers, government workers, and business employees alike standing together to lend a hand to their local veterans in need this Veterans Day. All of our participants are showing the true passion and love that all of us Americans have for our military men and women, and they are saying thank you to them the best way they can.”
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 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 support initiatives and efforts for veterans in their area.
The GI Go Fund would like to thank all of the employees from across the United States for making a difference this Veterans Day. Your efforts will likely surpass any that we have seen since the drive started five years ago, and we will be able to achieve great things for our veterans thanks to your support!