FORT MYERS, FL – May 28, 2015 – Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC) has launched its first Crowdfunding campaign. The funds raised from the campaign will provide education and training for disabled veterans and sustain the mission of DVIC to create meaningful employment opportunities within in the insurance industry. Crowdfunding has become widely popular in the past few years, as a way to fund a project or venture by collecting typically small donations from a large interested network of people. DVIC will be running their fundraising campaign through Indiegogo. Since 2008, Indiegogo has helped millions of contributors join forces to help make an impact. The method of donation is entirely online. To donate to DVIC, please visit http://igg.me/at/helpvets.
“The cost to train, employ and license a disabled veteran for a six-month period of time is equivalent to about $32,000,” stated William Knepper, Regional Director of DVIC. “To continue to provide excellent training and career opportunities to our disabled veterans, we have to expand our ingenuity when it comes to developing a fundraising campaign.”
This Crowdfunding initiative will serve as a supplemental form of fundraising for DVIC and will not replace other methods of donating. For more information about DVIC and this Crowdfunding endeavor, please visit www.DVIC.us.
ABOUT DISABLED VETERANS INSURANCE CAREERS
Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is a not for profit 501(C) 3 organization, established in 2011 with the mission to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. The organization’s operating board consists of: retired U.S. Army Major General, James L. Dozier; Roger C. Mercado Jr. of Community Cooperative Inc.; Gary V. Trippe CIC, co-founder and chairman of Oswald Trippe and Co.; retired insurance agency executive Gay Trippe; John Pollock CIC, Florida regional president of BB&T Insurance Services; retired U.S. Army Colonel Thomas A. Dials, chairman emeritus of the Armed Forces Insurance Corporation; Dr. J.R. Harding of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities; former U.S. Air Force Captain and professional speaker, Wayne Smith; and Todd E. Gates, chairman of GATES commercial general contracting firm. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Gary L. Bryant is the president and CEO of DVIC. For additional information, call 239-433-8523 or visit www.DVIC.us.