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Operation: Job Ready Veterans Announces Grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Indianapolis, IN (September 28, 2023) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is honored to announce that it has received a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The grant will provide much-needed career transition services for military veterans, service members, and family members in Marion County, Indiana. Services OJRV will offer with Trust funds, at no cost to military and veterans participants, include individualized support for resume and cover letter development, job search assistance, interview preparation, networking, social media utilization, and other assistance to address individual barriers to employment.
“We are honored to be the recipient of a fifth grant award from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust,” says OJRV Executive Director Gene Anderson. “Knowing such a respected trust believes in our mission so much is something we don’t take for granted. We are excited to know that we will be able to assist so many deserving clients in Indiana thanks to the Trust’s generosity.”
“Too often veterans, who have honorably served our country, find it difficult to transition to a new career and life outside of the military,” said Gene D’Adamo, president and CEO of Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. “Operation: Job Ready Veterans bridges that gap by working one-on-one with veterans.”
OJRV will be using the generous funds from the Trust to provide services to Marion County veterans, service members, and military families through the One-on-One Transition Services program. OJRV’s highly experienced Employment Transition Managers will create truly customized career transition plans for approximately 30 clients in support of our mission to bridge life’s transitional gaps for those who have served our country through military service.
Since the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded over $375 million to 1,030 organizations in its home states of Arizona and Indiana.
About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)
Operation: Job Ready Veterans is a Midwest-based nonprofit organization headquartered in Indianapolis and dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, and military families for entry into the civilian workforce. OJRV focuses on transition, job readiness, and career placement, providing employment readiness training and specialized job placement to personnel from all military branches, service eras, and ability levels. The nonprofit’s mission is to bridge life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and their families by empowering them to meet their individual education, employment, and career goals.
About the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust seeks to help people in need, especially women, children, and families; to protect animals and nature; and to enrich community life, primarily in Phoenix and Indianapolis. The Trust has awarded nearly $375 million in grants and student scholarships since its inception in 1997. For more information, visit ninapulliamtrust.org.
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