Batteries Plus helps out vets
May 24, 2011 - Builder News Magazine
Recent studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics find that the jobless rate of veterans is 15.6%, far exceeding the national average of nine percent. Batteries Plus, the nation's largest and fastest growing battery franchise, was shocked by this gap and decided to create a campaign called, Time to Care to help bridge it.
Batteries Plus, with more than 450 stores nationwide, has teamed up with USA Cares, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military service members, veterans and their families with basic financial needs. USA Cares, founded in 2003, helps bear the burdens of service by providing military families and veterans with financial and advocacy support in their time of need. They have helped families in all 50 states and have received over 27,000 requests for assistance. No fees are ever charged and no repayment is ever requested.
The campaign's goal is to raise awareness about USA Cares and their Jobs for Vets program and raise funds to help veterans get placed back into the work force after serving their country. For one week in May (May 24th - May 30th Memorial Day) and one week in November (November 5th - November 11th Veterans Day) participating Batteries Plus locations across the nation will be teaming up with USA Cares to:
Donate $5 from each regular or lifetime watch battery replacement to USA Cares during these two designated weeks and accept "In-Kind" donations from customers which will go to USA Cares