There's a new initiative in Martin County focused on reducing the number of unemployed veterans.
United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program recently received a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to fund this new initiative, aptly named Martin Veterans.
Martin Veterans' first mission is to develop a database of all businesses in Martin County that would match employer needs with veteran job seekers.
With help from Martin County's Veteran Services, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1041 and Workforce Solutions, Martin Veterans has created a two-minute online survey and is asking local business owners to participate by visiting
Once the information is plugged into the database, Martin Veterans will create a directory of veteran-owned businesses that will help connect those businesses to local veterans seeking employment.
Martin Volunteers is a program of United Way of Martin County and is funded in part with grant dollars from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Its mission is to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in volunteer service that enriches the individual and strengthens the community.
Call 772-220-4472 or visit
www.MartinVolunteers.org for more information about volunteering and the impact volunteers have in Martin County.