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
A disabled vet living alone with several medical problems did not have a working phone. Veterans’ Outreach purchased a phone and minutes for him immediately. This veteran has deep issues that require him to be able to stay in touch with his health care providers. A Veterans’ Outreach employee set up and activated the phone,
A veteran came to our office in need of his medication. He had called the VA and was told it would take two weeks to get his medication. He was very concerned about what he would do in the meantime. He was completely out of meds for his various life-threatening conditions. Our Services Director called
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
As we were unloading a truck of food for our Freedom Food Pantry, a veteran stepped up to help. He was proud to talk about his upcoming entrance to the local university’s school of business. This veteran came to us a few years back, homeless, staying at a local shelter. He has transitioned
“The Ohio Flags of Honor Foundation was founded to honor the men and women from our state that have sacrificed their lives in service of their country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the war on terror.” Veterans’ Outreach hosted this great group of patriots in 2018 and planned to do it 2020, but got Covid cancelled.
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
Recently, a veteran had to quit his job because of a heart condition. His doctor told him he may need open heart surgery or a transplant. This happened very suddenly, the job loss has been devastating. The utility providers were threatening shut off. Veterans’ Outreach was able to negotiate with the utility providers a manageable
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.