This is a great video. These homeless veterans were living on the snowy streets of Chicago when Mark Doyle, the man in red, invited them into his shop. Why? Because he wanted to interview them for a job. The hiring criteria: they had to be a veteran, and homeless.
Rags of Honor is a custom T-shirt business with one mission: to restore the dignity of veterans, especially homeless vets, by giving them the ability to regain their lives through employment. Their goal is to be the largest public employer of veterans in the country.
The founder, Mark Doyle, a former Afghanistan vet, was shocked and saddened by the high unemployment and suicide rate among young veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. He decided to do something about it. So with his own savings he started Rags of Honor. He had no backers, no business plan, but he knew that vets, given the right training, encouragement and opportunity, could do anything.
Watch the video below for the entire “rags to riches” story
This is an incredible story of a man with a vision: to give vets jobs. He started with 4 homeless vets, and now employs 22. His goal is to be one of the best veteran employers in the country. Check out this inspiring story.