Military Spotlight: Veterans Organization
Often, the transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging. Veterans often encounter many hurdles, including unemployment due to difficulty translating military skills into qualifications that appeal to civilian employers and delays in the VA medical system. Far too often, many more veterans face even greater challenges such as homelessness and depression.
GallantFew’s mission is to help new veterans face these challenges by connecting them with hometown mentors who can help facilitate a peaceful, successful transition back to civilian life filled with hope and purpose.
This summer, veterans Marty Skovlund and Leo Jenkins set out on a three-week nomadic trek with nothing but a backpack full of clothes and gear and $100 in their pockets to raise awareness and funds for veterans. Their goal was to raise $10,000 for GallantFew but the two successfully raised nearly $25,000 for the non-profit organization.
As part of their fundraising effort, Skovlund and Jenkins put forth a challenge, offering to get a tattoo for a $5,000 donation. As a proud supporter of U.S. veterans, ScribeAmerica met this challenge. The final tattoo can be seen on Leo Jenkins (right).
To learn more about GallantFew and Skovlund and Jenkins, visit www.gallantfew.org/nomads.