AMVETS Receives $250,000 C.O.D.E. Grant

                   AMVETS Receives $250,000 C.O.D.E. Grant

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013

Cmdr. Cleve Geer announces 20 new AMVETS Career Centers to open nationwide in
2013 with funding from Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty Endowment

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On Wednesday, March 20,
AMVETS National Commander Cleve Geer announced plans to expand the AMVETS
Career Center Program with 20 new locations nationwide with the assistance of
a $250,000 grant from Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty Endowment.

AMVETS Career Centers, administered locally by volunteers at AMVETS posts,
provide transitioning and unemployed veterans with free job placement
assistance including access to employment databases, free certification
programs and training, help improving interview skills and resumes, enhancing
computer skills and offering free business attire through a donation from
Men's Wearhouse. 

The latest grant from C.O.D.E. will enable AMVETS to open 20 new Career
Centers across the country with a goal to find employment for 500 veterans in
2013. The announcement comes on the same day the Bureau of Labor Statistics
announced a 20 percent unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans,
far exceeding the national average.

"For nearly 70 years, AMVETS has provided for the needs of veterans and their
families, so during these trying economic times, it only makes sense that we
help those who have served find meaningful, lasting employment," said Geer.
"AMVETS deeply appreciates the support of Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and the
vision and groundbreaking initiative behind the Call of Duty Endowment."

AMVETS Career Center volunteers reach out to local employers to help veterans
find jobs in their communities and provide follow up support to veteran career
fairs, ensuring veterans have the necessary tools and skills to follow through
and secure the jobs that will enable them to take care of themselves, their
families, and move on with their lives.


A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America's armed
forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in
procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and
legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation's
citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest
congressionally-chartered veterans' service organizations in the United
States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the
National Guard and Reserve. To learn more, visit

Media contacts: Jay Agg,, (571) 991-6998


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