Elderly Vets Create Jobs in North Carolina, One T-Shirt at a Time

A group of military veterans, calling themselves “The Eight Eighties” won’t let their golden years go to waste. Forget retirement for these folks — they’re hard at work creating jobs instead.

Fred Hunneke, a retired U.S. Marine and co-founder of “The Eight Eighties,” discussed the group’s plan with Gretchen Carlson on “Fox and Friends.” As Hunneke explained, he and the rest of the group came up with the idea to manufacture “c-shirts” for men and women with a patented fabric that keeps warm in winter and cold in summer.

These c-shirts cost $20 apiece, but that also covers the cost of a donation to a charitable organization.“We manufacture two shirts,” Hunneke said. “We sell one; we give one to either the Wounded Warrior Battalion … or the Wounded Warrior Barracks.”

The Mission:

‘You’re hired!’ There is no greater way for a business to say thank you to our courageous servicemen and women than providing them with a job.  The mission of Helping Heroes Work is to raise awareness for the responsibility we all share in helping our returning veterans begin this next critical phase in their lives. More