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12/29/09: MCLEAN, Va. – Kevin Harkins, President and CEO and Keith Curran, COO, both of Harkcon, Inc. met with executives from Hope for the Warriors™ today and pledged their personal and Harkcon's corporate support to the 501(c)(3) organization. In addition to a $10,000 donation to the non-profit organization, Harkcon will provide professional services to Hope for the Warriors™ on a pro bono basis. "It is exciting to connect with a non-profit organization that is experiencing much of the same growth as we are," said Harkins, "I'm excited to watch Hope for the Warriors™ establish themselves as one of the leading organizations helping our service veterans." Curran added, "We have many skills and capabilities that can help Hope for the Warriors™ move from a grassroots to a solidly rooted organization. I look forward to helping them develop a strategic plan, create a thoughtful staffing plan and build their team of staff and volunteers." Harkcon's Board of Directors was particularly drawn to the "Above and Beyond™" program. The program assists wounded service members as they transition into the next phase of their career by providing them with the professional tools and one-on-one guidance to move "beyond recovery" and into a life of hope and new perspective within the civilian world. The program focuses on the individual needs of the service member, providing guidance on new career directions and/or further education options. Robin Kelleher, President and CEO and Tina Atherall, Executive Vice President of Hope for the Warriors™ were thrilled with the new relationship and Harkon's offer to provide executive coaching and strategic planning guidance. "We just came out of a meeting in which we decided we needed both [executive coaching and strategic planning] and our next meeting was with was meant to be."

(L to R) Keith Curran (Harkcon), Robin Kellerher (Hope for the Warriors), Tina Atherton (Hope for the Warriors), Kevin Harkins (Harkcon)

The mission of Hope for the Warriors™ is to enhance the quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors™ actively seeks to ensure the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured.

Harkcon, Inc. is a veteran-owned small business, with an established reputation for consistently delivering high quality, customized solutions that improve worker, workplace and organizational performance.

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