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The #Ivebeenthere Campaign

Posted by Give an Hour Admin on August 17, 2015 2:05 PM EDT
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Esperanza Gutierrez is a Give an Hour Student Liaison representing the University of California, San Diego. Esperanza’s volunteer role with Give an Hour includes finding unique ways to encourage and support open conversation and education about military mental health at her university. As she developed her role, Esperanza noted the increased stigma of mental health on her campus and in her community and she decided to do something about it. Take a moment to read her blog post...

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Fourth of July -- One Veteran's Thoughts

Posted by Give an Hour Admin on July 3, 2015 1:15 PM EDT
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Written for the Huffington Post by Give an Hour board member Justin Constantine

The Fourth of July seems like a pretty straightforward holiday: We celebrate America's independence and its commitment to freedom. But this year in particular it seems like the trouble is in the details.

As a Marine who was wounded in Iraq, I had a lot of time during my recuperation to think about what our nation's values mean. I've always believed that America was not a perfect country but one that was on a path of improving itself and striving to live up to its cherished ideals. Our own Declaration of Independence only guarantees "the pursuit of Happiness," after all, not happiness itself.

But some recent events have made me wonder how hard we are trying.

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Why I'm a Student Liaison

Posted by Give an Hour Admin on June 1, 2015 5:45 PM EDT
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Written by Student Liaison Kailyn Bobb

As an Air Force veteran, I feel a strong pull to continue to serve my comrades - past, present, and future.  When I heard about Give An Hour, I knew I had to get involved.

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Army of Volunteers

Posted by Give an Hour Admin on February 4, 2015 2:50 AM EST
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Written by Student Liaison Anna Gai

“Have you heard of Give an Hour?”

When talking to my professors, my friends, and even strangers I have just met, I try not to miss an opportunity to talk about my involvement with the organization and all that we do for our nation’s military and their families.

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