Veterans Corner

Help a Veteran Through Hire Patriots Site


By Andy GERO

Do you own a business? Are you starting a business? Are you looking for employment? Are you interested in hiring veterans? Do you need an odd job taken care of around the house, at the office or at the job site?

You may find this site helpful to all these needs:, which oversees projects in more than 45 states with the help of about 20 regional leaders across the country.

The mission is simple: Connect veterans with opportunities, and opportunities with veterans. If you have work that needs to be done – whether an odd job around the house or a part-time need in a small business – individuals and businesses are encouraged to post it at to help a local military veteran earn some extra money, said Mark Baird, who created the website in 2005 to serve Marines at Camp Pendleton.

Entrepreneurs and job seekers can post capability statements, resumes, pictures, logos and other information about themselves or their companies.

Reminder that Crescenta Valley American Legion Post 288 holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. VFW Post 1614 holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are held at 4011 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.      All active military and veterans and families are welcome to attend. Membership is not required.

For information contact, or call (818) 541-1336.

Andy Gero is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1614 and the American Legion Post 288 in La Crescenta. He can be reached at Veterans Corner by mail at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214; by email or phone (818) 541-1336.

Excerpts reprinted from The American Legion magazine.