29 Sep '16, 7pm

Report: Veterans an untapped resource for charities, communities

Officials at Got Your Six already know veterans are more likely to do volunteer work, donate to charity and get involved in local politics. Now the advocacy group is challenging non-veterans to use that available military experience and enthusiasm to better their communities. On Thursday, Got Your Six released its annual Veterans Civic Health Index, and overview of veterans’ post-military engagement in local charities and coordination. As in past years, the results show a higher level of involvement by veterans compared to their civilian peers. Researchers found veterans spend more time performing volunteer work (169 hours a year, vs. 126 for non-veterans), are more likely to vote in local elections (73.8 percent, vs 57.2 percent for non-vets) and more often work with neighbors to tackle problems in their community (10.7 percent, vs. 7.6 percent for non-vets). They argued ...

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