Donor Volunteer Days

Donor Volunteer Days

By: Joe McClain

Yesterday we had 8 long term donors come by our facility in Southern California and join with 20 other volunteers from the local area, including corporate folks & students, for four hours of work on the factory floor.  These folks have already supported HHV financially for a number of years.  Giving up a weekend to make even more of an impact in the lives of the vets we serve is truly inspirational.  Their work winding cord, packing kits on the assembly line and cutting leather on heavy machines resulted in over a 100 man hours of work, and will enable us to ship out even more kits this month to meet our increasing demand.  As over 1/3 of requests from vets/facilities go unfulfilled due to high demand and lack of resources,  their donation with the volunteer work doubled their impact.  I just can't say enough how grateful we on the HHV team our for their dedication and desire to help our nation's heros. We're blessed to have such great donor partners.

- Captain Joe

Joe McClain

A veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Academy graduate with nearly thirty years of service, Joe joined the Heal Vets team as CEO in Sept 2015.  In the military, Joe served in a variety of operational command and staff positions, including numerous overseas deployments flying the carrier-based S-3B Viking aircraft. After retiring from the military, McClain served as President of the Beer Institute in Washington, D.C. As a national advocate for the brewing industry, Mr. McClain represented America’s brewers and beer importers. McClain is passionate about the veteran and military communities. A third generation service member, he knows the struggles and challenges veterans and their families face, and he is committed to improving their care, healing process and quality of life.  His son is currently on active duty with the U.S. Navy.