December Donation Incentives!

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It’s the end of the year and tax time approaches.  Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are gone, but Mission: VALOR is not done.  We are going to be offering various incentives for your donations, and will be updating this post with new things on a regular basis.

Starting things off is National Advisory Board member Nick Searcy, who has provided a limited number of signed photos.  Some are like these, some have just his signature.  You can have one of these photos for a donation of $50.

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Author Tom Kratman has provided an autographed hardcover copy of The Amazon Legion, and it is yours for a donation of $50.

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Our CEO is throwing the apron he was given while visiting Carlo’s Bakery to the mix, again it is yours for a donation of $50.

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We also have a “Murph The Protector” prize package that includes a signed/numbered copy of the DVD, a signed hardcover book, t-shirt, and some other small things, also for a donation of $50.

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Brooklyn Brewery has donated a prize package as well, and it is yours for a donation of $50.

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Michael Z. Williamson has agreed to sign these hardcover copies of his books that were donated to Mission: VALOR.  A $50 donation gets you one of them on a first come, first served basis; or, you can get all three for a $125 donation.

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Here is a B.N. Shape clothing prize package, yours for a donation of $25.

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Sims-Lohman Wants You!

Sims-Lohman has immediate openings in their Zionville, IN location and would like to hire veterans for them.  Here’s the information:

1.       Template Technician

a.       Experienced technician earns $18+/hour; candidate with skills that can be trained earns $15/hr.

b.      Previous experience creating templates for counter-tops, cabinets and/or carpentry; or – finish trim carpenter experience

c.       Knowledge of measuring tools, levels

d.      Ability to perform simple math functions, including use of fractions

e.      Valid driver’s license

f.        Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and physical

g.       Ability to pass background checks (no felonies or serious misdemeanors)

2.       Install Helpers

a.       Earn $12.00 performing general labor and learn how to install countertops, driving our box trucks out to installation sites (homes, offices, apartments, restaurants)

b.      Work with 50+ pounds, utilizing buddy lifts

c.       Ability to work with hand tools (saws, grinders, polishers)

d.      Ability to perform simple math functions, including fractions

e.      Valid driver’s license

f.        Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and physical

g.       Ability to pass background checks (no felonies or serious misdemeanors)

3.       Polishers

a.       Earn $12.00 polishing cut granite slabs – edges, faucet/sink holes, using hand water grinders

b.      Experience in auto body work, such as buffing, a plus

c.       Ability to lift 50+ pounds

d.      Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen

 

They do have other locations that need help as well, see their website for more details.  To apply for these positions, click here to e-mail your resume directly to HR.

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Adam Baldwin Joins National Advisory Board for Mission: VALOR

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Mission: VALOR is pleased to announce that actor Adam Baldwin has joined their National Advisory Board. While he will be assisting on a variety of fronts, his focus will be on assisting the development of Operation Audie/Task Force DeForest.

Mr. Baldwin began his career in 1980, and came to prominence for his role in Full Metal Jacket. Since then, he has worked in more than 100 film and television projects, and is best known for his performances in Firefly, Independence Day, Chuck, and his current series, The Last Ship.

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Naming & Donations

First, more than ever we need your help.  We are launching our new Indiana Operations Center and more.  Your donations are urgently needed so we can move out as fast as possible.

Second, we are going to be offering naming opportunities with our new Indiana Operations Center.  If you are interested, we have opportunities for companies, organizations, and even individuals.  Contact us for details.

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Veteran’s Day Parade

UPDATES:

Our Limited Edition Shirt

Our Limited Edition Shirt

Thanks to Crop Production Services (and the talented team at Freckles Graphics), we will have t-shirts for the first 20 people to arrive at 27th Street between Madison & Park (enter via Park) on Tuesday the 11th at 1300/1 pm.  First come, first served.  Look for our CEO Blake Powers with the Mission: VALOR banner and join up!  

We are scheduled to be taking part in the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade this year, and we want you to walk with us!  If you care to join us, simply click this to send an email and give us your name and if anyone will be joining you.  We are glad to have you and to have your help in spreading the word.

We are also pleased to announce that Crop Production Services has donated 20+ limited edition t-shirts that will be given to the first people to show up at the parade.

Please note, participation is at your own risk and expense. That said, we do hope you will join us.

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Thank You Home Depot of Lafayette, IN!

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Mission: VALOR wants to thank Home Depot of Lafayette and Operations Manager Dayna Scalone for donating the paint and supplies for our new Indiana Operations Center! They even included some cleaning supplies so we can keep things looking nice in the days to come.

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Indiana Operations Center

Our new office

Our new office

UPDATE:  We have more wonderful news to share soon, and possibly a challenge too.  Meantime, we are NOT moving or painting this Friday.  Standby. 

We are pleased to announce that a Letter of Intent has been accepted, and we will soon be opening our Indiana Operations Center in Indianapolis.  Located on 10th Street not too far from central Indianapolis, this brand-new office has already had office furniture donated.  Now, we need your help to get it up and running as fast as possible.

We need volunteers to help us get the donated furniture in Lafayette, Indiana on Friday morning, deliver it to Indianapolis, move it in, and help paint (we hope) the currently bare walls of this brand-new office.  We also need donations so we can get minor things like phones, office equipment, and the other things that will make it hum.  If you can help move or paint, drop us a line and join in.  If you want to help but can’t be here, please donate today!

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Goodstock!

We are pleased to announce that Mission: VALOR will be at Goodstock this Saturday.  Check out all the great acts, a great mission, and a good time!

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In Memory Bright: Donald R. Golden

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Mission: VALOR honors and remembers Donald R. Golden, U.S. Army veteran.  Donald proudly served his country in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Donations made to Mission: VALOR in honor of Donald have resulted in our creating a Wall of Honor where we will remember him and others who have donations made in their memory.  We are humbled that his family has asked that donations be made to us in lieu of flowers, and we will do our best to pay it forward by helping his fellow veterans, our troops, family members, and caregivers.

Godspeed Donald.

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Major Changes To The Art Contest

Based on suggestions and recommendations from artists, we are pleased to announce some major changes to our art contest.   In addition to changes on rights and file types, we are extending the contest and are pleased to announce that Crossroads Cigars, Madison Rising, and Star City Coffee and Ale are adding prizes to the prize basket.  You can read the official press release here, and we’ve updated the contest page as well.

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