Seattle, WA, March 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The GreaterGood Network, Internet pioneer of “Click to Give” websites, announced today the launch of TheVeteransSite.com, which will provide immediate assistance to needy veterans.
“The need is tremendous – and so is the opportunity for people to get involved,” said Dan Doyle, who served as a Navy medic in Vietnam. Now a Professor of Humanities at the Seattle University, Doyle writes the “Notes from a Veteran” blog at TheVeteransSite.com.
“Many of the homeless and hungry on the streets of our cities – too many – are veterans,” said Doyle. “All too often, their suffering is invisible. TheVeteransSite.com will make the stories of these brave men and women more visible to millions of people – and provide a quick, easy way to support those who have served our country.”
A recent study by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that 16% of the nation’s homeless are veterans, although former servicemen and women make up only 10% of the nation’s population.
The GreaterGood Network attracts five million unique visitors to its websites monthly and is a proven leader in generating online activism and charitable giving. “When millions of people take a small action, it can make a huge difference,” said GreaterGood Network CEO Tim Kunin. “Everyone who visits TheVeteransSite.com has the opportunity to click – for free – and put food on the plate of a needy veteran.”
When visitors click the blue “Click Here to Give – It’s Free” button on TheVeteransSite.com, it generates a donation from sponsoring advertisers to pay for meals for homeless veterans. One hundred percent of sponsor advertising is donated to TheVeteransSite.com’s charitable partners.
Current partners include the Feed Our Veterans food pantry in Utica, New York; Veteran Homestead, which operates facilities in New England and Puerto Rico, and Veterans Village of San Diego. These organizations will use donations from TheVeteransSite.com sponsors to provide free meals to needy veterans.
Since the beginning of March, TheVeteransSite.com has generated funding for as many as 400 meals a day through the homepage button. Visitors also can contribute by shopping at TheVeteransSite.com store, where up to 50% of the purchase price of any item will be donated to the site’s charitable partners.
In addition, visitors can make a direct, tax-deductible donation to help needy veterans by contributing to the Gifts That Give More™ program. One hundred percent of donations received through this program go to charity; the Greater Good Network pays all administrative costs, including credit card processing fees.
More about GreaterGood Network
Since 1999, the GreaterGood Network has contributed more than $20 million to charities around the globe. The Network currently includes TheHungerSite.com, TheBreastCancerSite.com, TheAnimalRescueSite.com, TheVeteransSite.com, TheChildHealthSite.com, TheLiteracySite.com, and TheRainforestSite.com.