Today’s Military Monday post highlights a new organization to hit the scene. It may be new but it is filling a void that I think is important. The acknowledgement of female veterans, and the unique issues they seem to be facing needs to be acknowledged more. I think with organizations like I Rock the Boots, Ms. Veteran’s America and Final Salute, the time to change that is now.
Michelle, founder of I Rock the Boots is a proud Army Veteran and the spouse of USMC Veteran. With an exceptional military career behind her, that doesn’t mean the boots came off for Michelle. Exactly the opposite. She has sought to create a legacy for female veterans, and she is “dedicated to creating a brand to represent who they are, one that gives back to the women veterans that need to be reminded of their strength.” With a stellar support of veterans, spouses and military supporters, I Rock the Boots is ready to make their mark not only as a clothing line but as a community of support.
I Rock the Boots has also partnered with Mana House to reopen their female wing, which had previously been shut down due to lack of government funding. This amazing organization provides, transportation to the VA or job facilities, assistance in searching for and obtaining jobs and support. This is a peer run group of homeless and formally homeless Veterans. You can learn more about Mana House by visiting their website.
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