Jeff Klare works with heroes who face a stark reality when they return from the battlefield. That’s why he founded “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero,” a nonprofit he started after 9/11 as a way to offer job resources to unemployed veterans and those with disabilities. His work has led to more than 11,000 people finding jobs over the last 12 years.

Klare says the program provides additional resources to communities he feels are sometimes overlooked in the job market. Those who know Klare say that he lives every day driven by his passion for service.