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 or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.