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Valuing Our Veterans

Malik & Wife

October 30, 2022 (CINCINNATI)- "You have value.”  Those three simple words can mean the world to a veteran transitioning to civilian life. Malik Muhammad, a job developer with Easterseals Military & Veterans Services, knows firsthand the impact of valuing our veterans and supporting them when they return home.

“So many veterans are out there and they’re lost and they have trouble with transition to civilian life. They have no idea what their next move is. And it snowballs from there,” Muhammad says.

Muhammad, a third-generation Army veteran, works alongside veterans, connecting them with services, providing job coaching and connecting them with the community. He and Easterseals’ team of veterans are the faces of the boots-on-the-ground outreach team who meet local veterans “where they are”.

Muhammad helps veterans see their value again, despite whatever challenges or setbacks they have encountered along the way.  He finds it rewarding to put a veteran’s resume on paper, where they can actually see their skill set and be reminded that they do, indeed, have value.

Muhammad’s “Combat Vets” Honor Ride team was one of the top 10 fundraising teams for the 2022 Honor Ride. His team raised more than $4000, with donations coming from all over the country from his family, friends and fellow veterans. He and his wife, Faqia Mattar, rode the six miles Honor Ride, signifying the service motto “We’ve got your six.”

Sometimes, having someone who “has your six” is all you need.

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