Southwest Solutions launches Memorial Day Weekend social media challenge to support veterans programs
DETROIT – To support its programs serving veterans in need, Southwest Solutions is issuing a fun and creative social media challenge over the Memorial Day weekend.
Individuals are invited to make a donation to the organization’s CrowdRise page in the name of a veteran they would like to honor, post a picture holding a sign with the veteran’s name and branch (or the veteran’s picture) on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, and tag friends to do the same with the #vetchallenge.
Southwest Solutions CEO, John Van Camp will launch the campaign Friday, May 27, 2016 at noon. He will make a donation in the name of his mentor and U.S. Navy veteran, Gene Kuthy. “Gene is a leader and guru to those in the field of social justice.” Van Camp said of his selection. “It is an honor to recognize, not only his service to our community but to our nation.”
Southwest Solutions is participating in the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge and fundraising for its veteran programs. The nonprofit organization is a leading provider of veteran services in the metro Detroit and owns and operates Piquette Square, one of the nation’s largest permanent housing facilities for formerly homeless veterans.
Donations will be used to assist veterans who are homeless, formerly homeless, or at-risk of becoming homeless and can be made online at https://www.crowdrise.com/southwest-solutions-artvan2016. The Art Van Charity Challenge ends June 22, 2016.
Find Southwest Solutions on Facebook at www.facebook.com/southwestsolutions and on Twitter @SWSolDetroit.