http://arizona.broadwayworld.com/article/Alliance-for-Audience-Announces-New-ShowUp-for-Veterans-Program-20110607 A non-profit arts and cultural organization, today announced it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation. The funds will be used for general operations as well as to launch a special ticket-discount program for active-duty and veteran military service members and their families as a way to facilitate arts and cultural access. The new program is called ShowUp for Veterans. Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors – http://www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com Our mission is to provide financial assistance and support to our injured United States Military Veterans by building handicap accessible homes to suit their individual needs one wounded warrior at a time. Madison Street Veterans Association – www.madisonstreetveterans.org Madison Street Veterans Association offers housing assistance to those we can, not everyone can fit in MANA House. Because of this and other reasons a big part of Madison Street Veterans Association is our public/veterans outreach program. We make sure those veterans who are still in the process of rebuilding their lives have access to what they need such as clothes, sleeping materials, hygene items, food, and whatever else we can offer to those veterans in need. http://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/ As a result of their exposure during military service, U.S. veterans account for a sizable percentage of pleural mesothelioma patients. The group of veterans most at risk is naval veterans and this is a result of the mass amount of asbestos material used on naval vessels. Navy veterans who worked in shipyards or aboard vessels experienced more asbestos exposure than the average member of the Armed Forces and can claim benefits from the VA system for this service-related condition. Sentinels of Freedom – www.sentinelsoffreedom.org Our mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have suffered severe injuries and need the support of grateful communities to realize their goals and dreams. US Chamber of Commerce: Hiring Our Heroes Program – http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes In March of 2011, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation launched Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with our network of 1600 state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of local communities where veterans and military families return every day. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 255 hiring fairs in 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia; more than 10,400 have gotten jobs. We have significantly expanded our efforts in 2012 with a goal of hosting hiring fairs in 400 communities, the establishment of a stand-alone program for military spouses, and a sustained campaign to enlist the commitments from the small business community to hire veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. www.VeteranOwnedBusiness.com A comprehensive, user friendly directory of small, medium and large businesses owned by veterans, active duty military, reservists and service disabled veterans released on Veteran’s Day 2008. Now Americans in the United States and abroad have an easy way to proudly search for products and services that are unique in the fact that they are all made by, sold by or serviced by United States military veterans! Veteran Tickets Foundation – http://www.vettix.com/ A non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much. We team up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and everyday ticket holders to provide free and discounted tickets to the more than 26 million Veterans and Active Duty Military in the United States. Wounded Warrior Project – www.woundedwarriorproject.org Mission: To honor and empower Wounded Warriors.