Corporate executives, families trying to raise $30M for vets groups

Originally published by pkampe on June 27, 2012

Two executives from a Texas-based energy optimization company and another from a Washington consulting firm along with their families have pooled $1 million in the hopes to gather at least $30 million for veterans support organizations.

“Every successful person in this country has enjoyed their success because of the sacrifice of someone else,” founder Glenn Garland told Army Times.

The group has created the Veteran Support Fund, according to Army Times, which will accept donations in any amount and are encouraging families without veterans to contribute.

“Many people think veteran affairs are the problems for the military only,” said co-founder Paul Rieckoff. “They are not.”

Rieckoff also founded the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America fund.

Read more about the Veteran Support Fund 

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