In the fourth quarter of 2017 the Cammies to Careers team was fortunate to assist nine veterans. As a team and community we were able to assist four Veterans with applications for the GI Bill and to attend a four year University. We were also able to help a South Carolina veteran schedule and meet with a VSO in his area to expedite his VA Disability Appeal. The final four veterans we were able to assist had a wide range of needs from archived DD-214's to JST credit transfers. One even needed an application fee waived. Thankful to everyone who helped spread the word about Cammies to Careers.
January by far was our most productive month! We were able to help a total of 17 Veterans. 4 Veterans we were able to locate jobs for, 2 we were able to help them start a Comp and Pen, 3 with school applications, 2 with JST and full credit transfers, 2 GI Bill applications, 1 getting reimbursed for a dropped class and 1 finding a home lender and the final 2 were retrieving archived DD214’s. Every Veteran helped is another Veteran who succeeds! Continue to spread the word and continue to tell everyone! In February we were able to assist with nine resume re-write/tweaks, 11 Veterans were assisted with education applications, 2 VA claims and for miscellaneous items. We also "recruited" 11 volunteers to help in all aspects of services.
As we continued to reach out and provide service to Veterans with school and GI Bill pplications, our numbers in the early summer ballooned rapidly. Since many deadlines for applications have passed we are now helping Veterans with exemptions, JST transfers and disability claims. The team continues to be successful as we strive to reach our goal.