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Does the US military give enough benefits to its veterans? Elise Descoteaux.

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1 Does the US military give enough benefits to its veterans? Elise Descoteaux

2 Homeless Heroes 1/3 of homeless adults are veterans 200,000 homeless Veteran Affairs (VA) helped 92,000 homeless vets in 2009 Factors putting them at risk Half million with these factors

3 Benefits Housing Health Education Burial

4 Charities Camp Patriot Fisher House Forgotten Heroes Project Homes for Our Troops Coalition to Salute American Heroes Freedom is Not Free Healing Heroes

5 Because I researched veteran benefits, I decided to organize a fundraiser cruise for my product.

6 Marketing the Product Dates and iteneraires Marketing ideas Interviews Had newspaper ad put in ed Made and distributed flyers Wrote a letter Posted on Facebook

7 Volunteering and Cruise I volunteered at the Fisher House in Camp Lejeune We painted closets for them Toured the house Fifty dollars/person donated Received donations Sent thank you card and $50 onboard credit

8 2 nd Fundraiser Cruise Dates an itinerary Made and distributed flyers Posted on Facebook $25/person will be donated ed

9 Mentor Helen Feulner, sales person of the News and Observer in Zebulon She helped me with marketing ideas for the fundraiser cruise

10 Challenges and Successes Nice turnout Procrastinated Talking to people Would have researched cruises earlier Would have worked with Home Depot

11 What I Learned Marketing Talking to people Organizing a fundraiser

12 Thank you for your time. Do you have any questions?


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