The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a $1 million financial commitment and will take a leadership role in supporting aid efforts for military veterans in assimilating back into the community when they return from service. Through the development of a Veteran's Guidance Center, these veterans will have access to critical resources for skills development, job transition counseling, and assistance transitioning into housing.
"In my short time in Jacksonville I have seen the impact and the importance of the military here in this community," Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said. "We're honored to be able to help support and assist members of the military upon their return. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their loyal and selfless service to protect us and our freedoms, and we hope this commitment will benefit many veterans in their pursuit of training, jobs, housing and quality of life with their families."
The announcement was made by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown this morning at an invitation-only event at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts that included President Bill Clinton. Mayor Brown hosted the event, which was focused on jobs and the economy.