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Recent studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics find that the jobless rate of veterans is 15.6 percent - far exceeding the national average of nine percent. Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest growing battery franchise, was shocked by this gap and decided to create a campaign called, “Time to Care”, to help bridge it.
Batteries Plus, with more than 450 stores nationwide, has teamed up with USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military service members, veterans and their families with basic financial needs.
The “Time to Care” campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about USA Cares and their Jobs for Vets program and raise funds to help veterans get placed back into the work force after serving their country. From May 24- May 30 and one Nov. 5 - 11 participating Batteries Plus locations across the nation will be teaming up with USA Cares to: Donate $5 from each regular or lifetime watch battery replacement to USA Cares during these two designated weeks and accept “In-Kind” donations from customers which will go to USA Cares.
Batteries Plus, LLC will also be contributing $1 for every person who “likes” the Batteries Plus Facebook page and “supports” the USA Cares Jobs for Vets Cause page - up to $25,000. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/BatteriesPlusTimeToCare.