Pic Courtesy of USA Today Afghanistan! The heartbreak of all that is unfolding there is especially unyielding with the deaths of those 13 brave soldiers. Sons and daughters that believed in the mission and obeyed their orders while evacuating fellow Americans and others. They were AMBUSHED while
No veteran should be homeless. Think about the selflessness of their service, to benefit you and I, people they don’t even know. They inspire us and many others to continue the efforts to help them navigate troubled times.
Boardman United Methodist Church held their “Trash and Treasure” sale a couple of months ago. They donated the remaining treasures, and we loaded our “Big Blue” truck. Sadly, the truck was so excited about the donation, it would not shut down and had to visit the repair shop! Months went by waiting on the right part and the treasures sat and waited for their new home.
Recently, a lady’s group from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austintown Ohio conducted a “Trash and Treasure Sale”. They had previously visited Veterans’ Outreach to gain a better understanding of the work we do and from that visit, decided that their sale would benefit Veterans’ Outreach. The ladies proudly delivered the proceeds, and thanked God
Have you ever had a week that was so filled with “stuff” that could have filled a month? I think we all have; they sneak up on you and then Bam! You are in the middle of it. It started with pulling together a birthday party for my dear friend, Joe Lavinger, a WWII
Veterans’ Outreach was recently visited by a group of several men representing local veterans groups including the DAV, American Legion, VFW, and Amvets. They have joined together to help a disabled veteran that needs a ramp built at his home. They came to our office to seek a financial commitment to the cause. We
Happy Independence Day! That is what the 4th of July is all about. How did we get here? What does it all mean? The 4th of July has always been a day of fireworks and hotdogs. Moreover, it is often portrayed in numerous works of
A veteran came to our office very distraught, confused, and yes, kind of afraid. He had a couple of strokes, and needed to go into a nursing home for rehab. He is alone in the world, his landlord was not willing to hold his apartment while he was away in rehab, so when he
Memorial Day! It’s over for another year. Something makes me want to make it last longer than a day or a weekend. It is so vitally important to continue all year long. Simply say “Hi” to a Veteran, and thank them for their service. That small recognition means so much.
Veterans’ Outreach was contacted with a simple request, “Is it ok if we hold a food drive to benefit Veterans’ Outreach Freedom Food Pantry?” We were blessed by a school nurse Lia Byrne and her son, future Class President Dante Byrne. In just a few days, they pulled together a food drive that netted