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Welcome to VETERANS' OUTREACH Internet Community! Veterans' Outreach is proud to finally have a multi-faceted presence on the World Wide Web. We hope that you enjoy your visit while you learn about us and scan through all that this site has to offer, such as the news links, corporate gallery, store depot, veterans services, and so on. Veterans’ Outreach, with this site, will finally be able to reach out to wherever there are AMERICAN VETERANS, to offer a "beacon of hope", a flame in the night, to our vets in need. We hope to inspire, connect, and help transform a bad situation into a managed opportunity. The development of this Internet project will be an ongoing work in progress. It will be a place where the world of our military, our veterans, and loved ones can come together and be united stronger than ever in "serving and honoring" all of America's heroes!

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Angelo Pappalardo is preparing to star in the new TV commercial for Veterans' Outreach.
The commercial is promoting the CELL PHONE DONATION Campaign.

WATCH Veteran's Outreach of Ohio Mobile Giving Commercial


Surviving the Flames, a USS Arizona Survivor's Story

Brunner Ariz Memorial

(Lauren Bruner (center) is escorted by Chief Historian Daniel Martinez (right) and Navy Captain Jim James (left) to the USS Arizona Memorial)

Surviving the Flames, a USS Arizona Survivor's Story
By: Caitlin Schlabach, Staff Journalist

Live History Revisited by Caitlin Schlabach

Throughout the past year, life has taken me many places. From the tundra of Alaska to my hometown in Wisconsin and out to Hawaii- all the while still working with Veterns’ Outreach.

Meet the Staff Series: Bob Wheeler's Story

staff writer, Caitlin Schlabach
   Bob Wheeler, manager of Veterans’ Outreach’s Alabama office is most certainly a character. A proud, retired Navy veteran, Wheeler has been involved with the VO for nearly 11 years and stands as one of our staunchest supporters. 

Charity Fraud Watch

We have created this document with the public’s awareness and protection as our driving force.  We have learned over the years that the public is taken advantage of by folks who claim to be something that they are not. Charities are a needed and appreciated asset for our society.  They are the driving force of goodwill towards men.  Philanthropy is earned by a charity’s credibility and legitimacy.

VO's Caitlin Steinberg In Alaska - Entry #2

At times, my time teaching across southeastern Alaskan panhandle seems a blur. Each week’s itinerary differed only slightly - travel Saturday, explore island Sunday, teach Monday through Friday, repeat. One look at my dizzying collection of airline and ferry receipts is proof enough. Life moved quickly. We settled in, laid out lesson plans, contacted locals, met our new, (and always exciting!) class, and set off making the most of each island.

Remembering and honoring those touched by September 11

Here at Veterans' Outreach, we would like to extend our deepeset condolances to those who lost loved ones on September 11, as well as those brave souls who stood strong in NYC on that fateful morning. On that morning, we stood as a strong, united country... let us stand together again!


Veterans' Outreach Receives Donation From Home Savings Charitable Foundation

Youngstown, OH  (August 17, 2012) – Veterans’ Outreach, a non-profit, charitable organization, was recently presented with a check for $5,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation for annual program support.

A Brother's Love Comes Full Circle

By Linda Fudala-Tucker
Peg Sonoga was barely 17 when George Goddard, a couple years her senior, asked her to dance at a neighborhood dance in their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. She had spotted him among the crowd of young people and thought he was looking at her too.

A Brother's Love Motivates Bob Goddard

By Linda Fudala-Tucker
Bob Goddard was only six years old when the United States got drawn into World War II. His brothers, 13 and 15 years older, both enlisted, one before and one shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.
“They were my heroes and I looked up to them,” said Goddard, now 77.
One brother returned from the war, the other did not.

"A Way To Give Back" - Charlotte Sun Front Page Article

North Port - Larry Fiata, a 56-year-old Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, credits Veterans' Outreach for helping him to right his own ship.

"I'll be perfectly honest with you, I'm an ex-offender," Fiata said. "I had some problems with drugs and alcohol use and did some time. When I came out, I started to clean up my life and needed some help."

VO's Caitlin Steinberg In Alaska - Entry #1

This summer, Veterans’ Outreach staff writer, Caitlin Steinberg, has taken a seasonal position on a traveling rural education team. Periodically throughout the summer months, Caitlin will check in with the VO, writing about the deep bonds between the Alaskan people, volunteerism, and their land as well as the inherent pride all Alaskans have for their state- the final frontier.

Take A Moment To Remember Those Fallen Who Have Kept This Country Free

The US Navy produced the following video of Taps for Memorial day and we wanted to share it with you. We at Veterans' Outreach as well as the United States Navy think its important to remind people why we have a Memorial Day.


Our sincere thanks go out to all service men and women that have sacrificed their lives to keep this great country free. And we salute all of those that are currently serving or have served in our great military.


Update on new Sarasota, FL office

Caitlin Steinberg, staff writer

   Having opened its doors this March, the newest addition to the Veterans’ Outreach fleet has come out swingin’. Regional Manager, Robert Graham has been busy organizing and setting up the office that is now located in Sarasota, Florida. 

"A God-Send for Disabled Vets"

written by Linda Fudala-Tucker

Robert Porteous was one of the lucky ones on May 5, 1975 when he was discharged from the Navy after 15 months of service. It was the last day of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.  He came out without a scratch, but it was just a few years later at age 39, that Porteous suffered a massive stroke.

Veterans' Outreach grows and evolves, combats check fraud

Here at Veterans' Outreach we constantly strive to offer assitance to veterans and their families- working to provide services vital to success and reintegration into our society. As a growing institution looking to expand through out the nation, we are actively taking the steps necessary to secure our transactions, so that we may help support our troops in anyway necessary. 
Read a quick article from 33 WYTV news on how after being a victim of check fraud, we plan to grow and evolve.

A Free Ride That Didn't Come Cheap

We wanted to go back to 2008 and re-post a previous story in regards to a van that was donated by the Ron Haus Auto Group. The following excerpt was originally written by Nicole Fryfogle and posted in November of 2008.

Ohio Attorney General DeWine awards Veterans' Outreach $6,000 grant

Caitlin Steinberg, staff writer

   On Friday, March 9 Veterans’ Outreach finally received a much anticipated grant of $6,000 from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in recognition of its outstanding service to veterans and the greater Ohio community. 

   Along with other Ohio veterans charities, Veterans’ Outreach was informed of the award on Veterans’ Day of 2011. Teri Ely, Executive Director, remembers the day vividly.

Meet The Staff Series: Bob Graham

Caitlin Steinberg, staff writer
   Within the past year, Bob Graham, regional manager of the Sarasota, FL office, has become one of Veterans’ Outreach’s favorite champions. 

A Message From The Board

A Public Service Announcement From The Board


Veterans' Outreach would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for your support throughout the year. Veterans' Outreach works hard to establish awareness of the plight of many veterans as well as the services we provide them, and thanks to your donations, we have been able to assist many veterans statewide in their time of crisis!

Veterans' Outreach participates in annual veterans' rights forum with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown

   On January 25, 2011, Veterans’ Outreach participated in an annual open forum to discuss veterans’ problems as well as the House Committee of Affair’s “Veterans Opportunity to Work Act” (VOW) with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.




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