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JCPenney, JA Apparel Corp. and IAVA Launch Promotion Benefitting Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
Marketwatch.com ^

Posted on 09/30/2010 7:31:39 AM PDT by nuconvert

PLANO, Texas, Sep 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest non-profit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has partnered with JCPenney and JA Apparel Corp., makers of JOE Joseph Abboud(R), to launch "Welcome Home Joe," a national campaign that provides Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with $1 million in certificates to purchase professional attire as they transition to the civilian workforce. With over two million servicemen and women who deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Welcome Home Joe seeks to honor and help support America's next generation of veterans as they pursue career opportunities after their military service.

"New veterans are coming home to one of the toughest economies in decades and thousands are struggling to find employment," said Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of IAVA. "Our partnership with JCPenney and JOE Joseph Abboud demonstrates the importance of working together to provide these vets with the benefits and resources they need to ensure a successful future."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: business; jcpenney; military; veterans

1 posted on 09/30/2010 7:31:45 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

This seems like a nice program. Have sent the info on to our 3 Marines. Thanks for posting.


2 posted on 09/30/2010 7:52:21 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: nuconvert

Bump


3 posted on 09/30/2010 8:14:13 AM PDT by 444Flyer (We are the end of the line.)
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To: nuconvert

Is IAVA a George Soros sponsored Org? Their Web Site looks kinda strange.


4 posted on 09/30/2010 8:20:44 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

have no idea


5 posted on 09/30/2010 8:21:40 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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