Social Network for Veterans

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A social network geared for veterans is available with the intent on making transition from the military to civilian life a little bit easier. The site, created by U.S. Army veteran Jinger Jarrett, is intended to bring together Allied and U.S. veterans to help one another face difficult issues during the transition phase out of the military.

In a statement, Jarrett said that veterans all seem to face similar problems whether they are a veteran in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia or the United States. The veteran continued on to say that a lot of veterans are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress and homeless, especially in our allied countries. The resources are just not available that are available in America.

The site was actually developed by Jarrett for two reasons. One was to allow veterans worldwide the opportunity to come together and just socialize without a filter, allowing them to share experiences, find common ground and make friends. Membership to the site is completely free and all the veterans have to do is sign up to start connecting.

There is also a business membership. Veterans and supporters can sign up for an upgraded membership. This upgraded level has a low monthly fee so the site can raise funds for the maintenance and hosting as well as funding some programs for veterans.

“There are a lot of things I want to do to help veterans,” Jarrett said. She see’s veterans slipping through cracks for different reasons and can not always gain the access to the help they are in need of. Jarrett stated that her goal is to take up the slack and find funding for programs that will assist veterans pay items like utility bills. However, no programs like this exist anywhere, forcing veterans to compete with civilians for the limited resources available.

Jarrett has a goal of connecting with as many veterans through the site as fast as possible. She would like to conduct outreach programs in Allied countries to find out what local resources veterans all over need. The site appears to be a much needed social network for veterans without worry of people not understanding what they may go through after their military service.

Jarrett hopes to connect with as many veterans as possible as quickly as possible. Eventually she plans to travel to the various Allied countries to do outreach programs to find out what needs to be done to develop resources for veterans at the local level.

After leaving the Army, Jarrett suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. At one point Jarrett found herself homeless and sought help Salisbury, North Carolina at the Veterans Affairs and Rowan Helping Ministries. Now healed from her depression and PTSD, she would like to assist other veterans get the help they may need, like getting jobs, building businesses and treating various illnesses or disorders.

Jarrett, besides creating this social network for veterans, is a internet marketer, author and freelance writer. She has been in business since 2001 and now teaches small businesses how to get started online. After assisting small business getting online, she assists them in marketing with free internet marketing tips and techniques.

By Carl Auer

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