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Support Easterseals’ veterans support program at Vons or Pavilions

In honor of Veterans Day, from Nov. 4 through Nov. 13, Vons and Pavilions stores will be raising money through The Vons Foundation to benefit Easterseals Southern California’s Bob Hope Veterans Support Program, which provides local, one-on-one employment support to veterans transitioning out of the military to civilian work.

“We have seen tremendous results from our program’s one-on-one, custom support format in just the two-and-a-half years since we began offering this service,” said John Funk, director of Bob Hope Veterans Support Program, Easterseals Southern California. “Support from The Vons Foundation has been crucial in our program’s success at placing local veterans into civilian employment,” he added.

Vons and Pavilions shoppers can make a donation at all store locations via the pin pad at the register. Donations go to this unique Easterseals service that offers individual support to help veterans transition out of the military to a civilian job. Easterseals Bob Hope Veterans Support Program is available for free to veterans with or without a disability.

The Vons Foundation has raised millions of dollars for Easterseals Southern California’s disability services, including through the Veterans Day campaign that began in 2014 for the organization’s Bob Hope Veterans Support Program.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of The Vons Foundation,” said Mark Whitley, CEO of Easterseals Southern California. “The assistance they have provided for our services has improved the lives of thousands of individuals.”

Since launching in 2014, Easterseals Bob Hope Veterans Support Program has served more than 600 clients, placing more than 300 into civilian positions.

Veterans or potential employers interested in learning more about the Easterseals Bob Hope Veterans Support Program can visit easterseals.com/ESSCveterans or call 760-737-3990.

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