More than one million military personnel will be making the transition to the civilian workforce in the next couple of years. Many of these veterans may not have appropriate business attire to go to networking events, interviews or even to work.
You can make the transition easier by donating gently worn, dry cleaned business suits or professional attire (male or female). Donations can be left at the Farmers Insurance office, 270 Hwy. 92, Suite C, Delta, through Nov. 30.
Josh Applegate, the Farmers Insurance agent in Delta, said Farmers and its agents are partnering with the Department of Defense office of Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve to launch the Suits for Soldiers programs.
"Suits for Soldiers is representative of our organization's commitment to veterans," said Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Insurance. "We believe in the value veterans can bring to the workplace through their experience and training, as well as their values."
Each piece of clothing donated brings Suits for Soldiers closer to its goal of collecting 50,000 suits that can help create an easier transition for veterans into the civilian workforce.
Farmers Insurance was founded by two World War I veterans and has been named a top 150 military employer. Farmers also has an active veteran employee resource group, which helps provide important networking and career development opportunities for its employees.
More information is available from Joshua Applegate Insurance Agency, 874-4800.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.