Goal is to Place One Vet a Day
Upper Marlboro, MD — May 19, 2015 — Representatives of Linemark joined with business leaders, military officials, veterans and VIPs at the eighth annual Paralyzed Veterans’ Golf Open (PVGO) Monday to advance efforts to help veterans and military caregivers overcome barriers to employment. The 2015 event proceeds are expected to top $400,000 – all of which will go to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment), a unique, high-impact program helping veterans and their family members get quality jobs.
“We are grateful for the service that our veterans have provided and especially aware of the commitment that is necessary to support our returning warriors that have sacrificed so much for our country”, says David Ashton, EVP and Partner at Linemark.
Operation PAVE differs from traditional job-assistance programs aimed at veterans and family members, offering intense, highly personal and individualized counseling and support. The program is on track to meet its goal of placing at least one veteran, caregiver or family member per day during 2015.
The PVGO, held this year at The Golf Club at Lansdowne outside Washington DC, has raised $2.6 million since its inception in 2008. The tournament dedicates all funds to Operation PAVE and the program’s employment services, which are provided free to all veterans and their family members.
“We thank Linemark for their continued support over the last 6 years at this important event,” said Al Kovach, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “We need leaders like Linemark in the business community to continue to step up and help us achieve our ambitious veterans’ employment efforts, and help honor those who have served America.”
Operation PAVE provides free one-on-one career assistance, benefits counseling and support to all veterans, their families, and their caregivers. PAVE specializes in assisting disabled veterans seeking to re-enter the workforce. PAVE counselors also work with local and national employers committed to hiring veterans by identifying qualified employment candidates.
“Since 2007, more than 2,500 veterans have received services through the PAVE program. PAVE’S current caseloads of nearly 700 clients are served by Master’s – level certified rehabilitation counselors and trained employment analysts who are located across the country. To learn more, visit www.operationpave.org.
Linemark has been a partner of PVA for more than 15 years supporting their marketing efforts, brand identity materials and general communications. Linemark leverages its unique technological advantages to efficiently and effectively distribute PVA communications to its members, supporters and advocates through both electronic and printed collateral.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis. As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (www.pva.org)
In 2013, Paralyzed Veterans’ Operation PAVE program was awarded the Don Weber Wounded Warrior
Employment Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hiring our Heroes program.
About Linemark Printing Inc.
Linemark is a privately-owned and operated printing and communications company headquartered within close proximity of the Washington DC / Baltimore Metro areas (Upper Marlboro, MD). Linemark is one of the fastest growing companies in the region within the communications industry. Operating 24 hours a day from a 90,000sq ft facility, the intensely customer focused company delivers solid and innovative solutions to their client base of associations, corporations and non-profit organizations.