We’re thrilled to announce that as a result of the campaign, Americans sent nearly 18,000 letters to veterans and wounded warriors around the world. The site also received 10,000 Facebook likes and close to 600 tweets about the campaign, as well as 319 pins on Pinterest. The support for these heroes was truly overwhelming.
And we’re not done. The next phase of AOL’s Homepage for Heroes campaign, launched in September, focuses on helping former service men and women find employment once they reach veteran status. AOL has partnered with Hire Heroes to spread the word about resume creation and job hunting tips to provide America’s veterans with employment opportunities in citizen organizations.
Visitors to both the microsite and the Facebookpage can play with an interactive resume animator to see how heroes from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force can transition into civilian life through a resume transformation.
As part of the campaign, AOL is donating laptops to veterans to help with their job search. Site users also have a chance to win one of eight laptops simply by setting AOL.com as their homepage and registering to enter.
We’re getting great feedback on the resume animator so far and would love to hear what you think. Check it out, share with your friends and family, and stay tuned for the next phase of the Homepage for Heroes campaign this holiday season.