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Following WH Signing: IAVA Hosts SAV Act Reception at Willard Hotel

VA Secretary Bob McDonald to deliver remarks

WHAT: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will hold a reception at The Willard Hotel on Thursday at 2 p.m. to celebrate The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans (SAV) Act being signed into law. The bill, spearheaded by IAVA, is named after a Marine Corps veteran who died by suicide in 2011. IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will deliver remarks. Susan and Richard Selke, parents of Clay Hunt, and IAVA member veterans from across the country will also be present.

WHO: Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA CEO and Founder

Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Susan and Richard Selke, parents of Clay Hunt

IAVA members from across the country

WHEN: Thursday, February 12th 2015, 2-5 p.m. (Remarks expected between 3-4pm)

WHERE: The Willard Room in the Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C.

Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699

About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

Learn more at iava.org.