WINCHESTER, Calif., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets), the nation's largest provider of free therapeutic arts-and-crafts kits to U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel, has joined the Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only community for chief executives in successful nonprofit organizations.
Heal Vets joins other Forbes Nonprofit Council members, such as Goodwill Industries International, Junior Achievement USA and American Humane, in a curated network of successful peers. Members of the council have access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to publish articles and share experiences and best practices on Forbes.com.
"We are honored to be a member of this prestigious organization," said Joe McClain, Captain USN (Retired), and CEO of Help Heal Veterans. "We are eager to learn from the experiences of so many successful nonprofit organizations, and we look forward to sharing our experiences with our colleagues. Cooperation makes all nonprofits stronger, and a strong nonprofit sector is good for the country. Our hope is that our participation in the Forbes Nonprofit Council will make us better able to serve the many veterans who could benefit from our therapeutic craft kits."
"We are honored to welcome Help Heal Veterans into the community," said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Council. "Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world."
About Help Heal Veterans
Help Heal Veterans, a nonprofit organization founded during the Vietnam War, supplies free arts-and-crafts kits to injured servicemen and women and U.S. veterans. The kits often become a part of the patient's treatment plan, providing a creative outlet for stress and boredom and a way to rebuild confidence and self-esteem. Help Heal Veterans has distributed more than 29 million kits since 1971 from hundreds of craft categories, including woodworking, leather, models, and a variety of needle crafts, among many others. For more on Help Heal Veterans extensive arts and crafts program, visit HealVets.org or call 888-567-VETS (8387).
About Forbes Councils
Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council's community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on Forbes.com. For more information about Forbes Nonprofit Council, visit https://forbesnonprofitcouncil.com/. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.
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