Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Karen “Rif” Riffel. Karen served from 2001 to 2009.
Karen served with the 733rd Transportation Company and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After her service, Karen co-founded the nonprofit organization Veterans of America where she works as vice president. Veterans of America aims to raise national awareness of the issue of homelessness among Veterans. It raises funds to build “tiny homes” on wheels, hoping to “empower Veterans to have a place in the American dream they fought to defend for us.” The homes, made with re-purposed and eco-friendly material, help to create financial stability and independence and enable Veterans to reconnect with their communities for assistance.
Thank you for your service, Karen!
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