The mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University, joined Tammy Holcomb, Senior Site Director, Jacob Kramer, Director of Talent Acquisition and Ken Muché, Director of Global Public Relations, for a news conference at the local Alorica office. Muché shared with reporters and business leaders that the company was hiring 175 new team members immediately and talked about Alorica’s distinctive culture and commitment to the community through MLBA.
To illustrate that commitment, the Lafayette MLBA chapter announced a partnership with Military Veteran Project (MVP) to help prevent suicide among our country’s veterans. On hand was Melissa Jarboe, founder of MVP and a Gold Star Family Member, who explained that, on average, 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the U.S. Jarboe, and both mayors, expressed sincere gratitude for Alorica’s embrace of this critical issue and thanked the company for hiring several local veterans in Lafayette.
With the local TV station's camera rolling, speakers and attendees joined together in a symbolic gesture to raise awareness of this issue, placing small American flags in 22 pairs of military boots.
Sitting atop each pair was a photo of a veteran in uniform who died by their own hand. Every life is worth saving, and through MLBA, we’re doing our part to help those who have sacrificed so much.
Key news coverage of these announcements included stories by 14-News (NBC, Evansville), the OwensboroMessenger-Inquirer, WLFI-TV (CBS, West Lafayette) and the Lafayette Journal & Courier.
Special guest Melissa Jarboe, founder of the Military Veteran Project will be on-hand to discuss the project and its partnership with Alorica Lafayette, along with Mayor Tony Raswarski and Mayor John Dennis. So if you’ve been thinking about a new career – and you enjoy free refreshments – you won’t want to miss this!
This isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill, ho-hum, every day Meet & Greet. But then again, Alorica isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill, ho-hum, every day company. And that’s why we’re inviting you to come down, get to know us, and get hired – on the spot!
We’re looking to add some dedicated, passionate, awesome individuals to our team, and we want it to be the right opportunity for you. So ask us questions. Learn about the positions available. Explore our company culture and the things that make us unique.
Salute Our Heroes Festival in Topeka honors veterans and unites community Saturday November 5, 2016 9am-2pm
First, please allow me to thank you, personally for your ongoing support of the Military Veteran Project and for your willingness to help me carry on Jamie's wish to care for his fellow soldiers. When I created the Topeka Veterans Parade, I wanted to show our veterans their services and sacrifices were and will not be forgotten.
Together with a group of wonderful supporters we have created theSalute Our Heroes Festival to umbrella the Topeka Veterans Paradeand we’ve added new attractions that will promote and capture the spirit of the freedom we use each day as a way of saying Thank You to our veterans! Last year, we had over 5,000 people attend and participate and I know we can reach 10,000 this year!
The Salute Our Heroes Festival is kicking off a variety of small pocket events from 9am-2pm Saturday, November 5, 2016 around the State Capitol leading up to the Topeka Veterans Parade at 11am as the main event. As many as a dozen food trucks are expected at the festival, Cars will be lined up for car show, Motorcycles and bikes are coming from Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska for the bike show, added with the kids festival for the kiddos to have fun and with new entries everyday.
If you would like to register as a participant in the Topeka Veterans Parade, Bike or Car Show, Food Truck, Vendor, Volunteer or help sponsor and help Salute Our Heroes please click one of the buttons below.
If it wasn't for you and your continued support, the Military Veteran Project would not be able to continue its mission and for that I am forever thankful to you, your business and community as a whole.
Melissa D. Jarboe
More information below!
Following in the footsteps of comedy greats like Bob Hope and Robin Williams, for a number of years, Richmond took himself out of the theatre atmosphere and performed his edgy comedic stylings for U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California and overseas in Japan, Korea and Guam.
“The goal of any comedy routine is to connect with the audience. Once you’ve done that, it’s a feeling like nothing else,” said Richmond.
During his time spent with the men and women in uniform, Richmond was inspired to produce his own show, in order to capture the magic that occurs when these Marines are liberated by laughter.
In “Comedy from the Corps”, Adam Richmond captures his unedited, uncensored comedy performance that takes place in front of three brigades of Marines at an active aircraft hangar in front of a Osprey helicopter.
For the special, Richmond is joined by comedians Erik Knowles, Heather Marie Zagone, Todd Rex and Jennifer Murphy, all of whom have been featured on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Conan O’Brien and more.
With cameras rolling, Richmond captures what can happen when some of the highest calibre comedians show these Marines the world through the lens of humour.
“This is one way that I can support our men and women in uniform and say thank-you to the Marines for all their sacrifices they have made,” said Richmond.
Before taking on the production of “Comedy from the Corps”, Richmond performed across the country and in some of the most well known comedy tours, including Canada’s Yuk Yuk’s tour, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
For six years, Richmond ran the show at the world famous Hollywood improv known as “Richmond’s House of Comedy” or RHOC
Today, he continues to grace the stage at the Comedy Store, The Icehouse and the Improv Comedy Clubs.
While raising funds for the production of “Comedy from the Corps”, Richmond also raised funds for The Military Veteran Project, a volunteer driven charity committed to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention for pre and post 911 veterans.
“We want to make laughter showcase the relationship between comedians and the military, while at the same time raising money for a wonderful cause,” said Richmond.
For the Marines, “Comedy from the Corps” provides a chance to let go, reduce stress and boost camp moral.
“Comedy is a really is the best medicine and with these performances, we really want to show these guys the healing power of comedy,” said Richmond. “Helping someone forget about their problems for a little while is the best part about comedy.”
Richmond has just completed the filming of “Comedy from the Corps” and is excited for audiences to see his experience of spreading laughter amongst the troops.
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#NationalSuicidePrevention My name is Carrie Reilly, I am the widow of SGT Shawn Reilly, who in October 2011 lost his life to suicide.
My name is Carrie Reilly, I am the widow of SGT Shawn Reilly, who in October 2011 lost his life to suicide. So many Veterans today are losing their lives to suicide at an alarming rate and something really needs to be done to help them. When my husband died I made a promise to myself to do what I could to help prevent Veteran suicide.