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Fourth annual Riders for Heroes motorcycle ride and rally event Aug. 24 in to benefit USA Cares

USA Cares, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting post-9/11 veterans and military families in crisis, has been chosen as the charity beneficiary of the Riders For Heroes 4th Annual Ride, Rally & Bike Show hosted by UAW Local 862. “Riders for Heroes was formed with the thought that as union members we wanted to give back to those who sacrifice so much for us, our community...

Trace Chesser appointed president and CEO of Louisville-based national nonprofit USA Cares

USA Cares, a national nonprofit organization supporting military families in crisis, has announced that Trace Chesser will serve as the organization’s official President/CEO, effective immediately. Chesser has served as USA Cares’ Interim President/CEO since May, following a change in leadership at the organization. The announcement introducing Chesser’s new title was made during the annual USA...

University of Kentucky employee to run marathon in memory of late husbands service to country

By Kristi Willett University of Kentucky Emily Dieruf Chambers’ twin daughters are only seven, but they know Memorial Day is more than a day off school for them and a day off work for their parents. From a very early age, the twins and their younger brother have been taught that the lifestyle they enjoy in this country hasn’t come without a cost. It’s a message Chambers, associate program...

USA Cares appoints Army combat veteran Trace Chesser to serve as Interim President/CEO

USA Cares, a Louisville-based national nonprofit organization supporting military families in crisis, has appointed Vice President of Career Transition Trace Chesser to serve as Interim President/CEO, effective immediately. Chesser succeeds Hank Patton, who served as the organization’s prior President/CEO since 2015. “We are delighted to have Trace Chesser assume the role of USA Cares’ Interim...

USA Cares Care Package Drive collects thousand of items for local veterans during ‘Give a Day’ week

Last month, USA Cares hosted a Care Package Drive to benefit local homeless veterans as part of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s “Give a Day” Week of Service campaign. During the nearly two-month-long collection, a variety of local businesses and volunteer supporters joined together in gathering thousands of essential items to be donated, resulting in over 540 care packages prepared for homeless...

Sullivan University partners with USA Cares to provide education and training for veterans

Sullivan University is announcing a partnership with USA Cares, a national nonprofit organization based in Louisville, to provide education and training opportunities to active duty and military veterans and their families to enhance USA Cares’ total mission. Addressing the critical and unmet needs of post-9/11 service members and their families, USA Cares provides immediate financial and advocacy...