Operation: Job Ready Veterans Receives
Charitable Donation from the Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis, IN (September 7, 2022) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is pleased to announce it has recently received a donation from the Indianapolis Colts Foundation through the organization’s 50/50 Raffle program. Through this charitable fundraising program, 50% of net proceeds from each home game’s day-of ticket sales is won by one Colts fan and the remainder is used to support the community through the work of the Indianapolis Colts Foundation.

“We take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana,” writes Indianapolis Colts Director of Community Relations Ashley Powell in her letter accompanying this generous donation. “Jim Irsay and the Indianapolis Colts are pleased to support your charitable efforts. Thank you for your continued commitment to building our community,” she concludes.

OJRV will use this funding in support of its mission to help veterans, service members, and military families successfully transition from their time of service to careers in the civilian sector. The donation will help over 12 Indiana clients receive individualized career support and transition services from OJRV.

“The donation from the Indianapolis Colts Foundation will have a direct impact on Hoosier veterans, changing the lives of these individuals and their families for the better,” says OJRV Executive Director Gene Anderson. “To have a prestigious organization like the Indianapolis Colts recognize the needs of our military clients and act on their behalf is powerful and uplifting. OJRV is truly grateful for their support.”

In 2022, OJRV is positioned to help at least 715 veterans obtain employment. The donation from the Indianapolis Colts Foundation will help OJRV in reaching this goal, transforming lives throughout Indiana communities and serving those who have served and sacrificed for this country.

About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)

Operation: Job Ready Veterans is a Midwest-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, and military family members for entry into the 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.

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About the Indianapolis Colts

A National Football League (NFL) team based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Indianapolis Colts’ mission is to entertain, inspire, and unite by winning the right way. The team is committed to improving the lives of our fellow Hoosiers by building a healthy, inclusive, and compassionate community through meaningful outreach, projects, and partnerships. The Colts also support current and former Colts players by engaging with them in charitable, off-field efforts, helping them leave a legacy of service to the community.

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