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OHIO FLAGS OF HONOR FAREWELL EVENT

“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. 
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VETERANS GROUPS PULL TOGETHER FOR DISABLED VET

  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
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VETERAN SUFFERS JOB LOSS DUE TO HEART CONDITION

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
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Happy Independence Day

                    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
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VETERAN STROKE VICTIM IS RESCUED FROM HOMELESSNESS

  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
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Memorial Day Can Be More Than 24 hours

  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.
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GIRARD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2022 HOSTS FOOD DRIVE

  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
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VFW POST 3767 HOSTS FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

Veterans’ Outreach recently attended a Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by Hubbard VFW Post 6737.  We brought hundreds of flags that had been given to us over the last several months for proper disposal. It was a cold and rainy evening with frequent wind gusts, but that didn’t dampen the ceremony.  It was a beautiful experience;
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HOMELESS VETERAN AVOIDS GOING “UNDER THE BRIDGE”

  A veteran called our office on a day that we are closed.  An employee happened to be there, and answered the call.
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VETERAN OVERCOMES EVICTION

A female veteran came to Veterans’ Outreach because she was being evicted.  She was distraught and really didn’t know which way to turn.  Her financial problems resulted from a job loss.  We were able to talk to the landlord and pay a portion of the rent to stop the eviction.   We also offered her
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VETERAN NEEDED NEW CAR BATTERY 

A veteran came to our office, only to find out that he had a dead battery.  He needed to get back and forth to job sites and doctor appointments.  He was pretty shook up, with concern of how he could afford a new battery, and if he would be stranded.  Veterans’ Outreach we was able
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FEMALE VETERAN EXPERIENCES UTILITY SHUT OFF

Today, we would like to spotlight one of the most common requests that we encounter in our work of helping veterans.  There are many veterans that have problems keeping their utilities on.  The reasons vary, for example, a female veteran asked for help to get her utilities turned back on.  She had experienced a lot
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Memorial Day Honors the Nation’s Deceased Military

Most people think of Memorial Day as the kickoff of our summer season, but it means so much more and it began with a selfless act of brotherly love. Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a
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NEW BEGINNINGS AND A BRIGHT FUTURE

Today we would like to spotlight a “Case of the Week.” A caseworker came to the office and asked if we can assist a veteran with motor vehicle fines. This veteran has worked very hard to change their life. She has been able to get housing and disability, but now she is seeking a job.
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Behind the Scenes at Veterans’ Outreach – Teri Ely, Executive Director

My office has the view of the parking lot at our corporate office north of Youngstown in Liberty Township Ohio. I see so much through the day that energizes me to do better, to do more, to do the absolute best that I can for Veterans’ Outreach. I see dozens of veterans every day coming
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Life: One to a customer!

You know, all of us have one. A life…your life, a God Given Life!
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Tribute to James (Jimmy) Valentini

James (Jimmy) Valentini was born November 28, 1950, and passed on October 22, 2020. Jimmy worked as a musician, singer, songwriter and recording engineer.
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ASSURANCE OF NEEDS MET

Today we would like to spotlight a “Case of the Week.” A veteran that we’ve helped over the years that had numerous medical problems and operations needed to go to Georgia for an operation. He was able to pay for the airfare but needed help before the operation. We were able to pay for a hotel
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LIFELINE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Today we would like to spotlight a “Case of the Week.” A caseworker called at the end of the day and asked if we can help pay the phone bill for a homeless veteran that needed to keep in contact with the VA for his for medical and housing appointments. The caseworker thanked us after
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Case of the Week 3-15-2021

Today,  we would like to spotlight a “Case of the Week”.  A veteran that had lost his job due to Covid 19 has been looking for a new job for six months.  He came to our office a few days ago with the best news.  He had finally been hired to a position that he
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BLIND VETERAN AVOIDS HOMELESSNESS

Today, we would like to spotlight a “Case of the Week”. A blind disabled veteran was in a situation where he was near homeless. A partnering agency was able to step up to help with the security deposit. We were able to pay his rent and he was able to move in immediately. It’s a
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“Color” Blind

Racism should be talked about where it exists and confront it for what it is – WRONG! The Military had their hands full in the 60’s and 70’s, for it was bold and alive. You think Woodstock might have made it less of an issue with their “Love Power”!
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Veterans Outreach giving out cold weather gear, free lunch to local vets

The giveaway is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the outreach center on Belgrade Avenue.
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Homeless Veterans Get Fresh Start

Today, we would like to spotlight a “Case of the Week”. Recently, a homeless veteran was referred to us from the VA. The VA was able to secure housing for the veteran through the HUD VASH Program. However, the veteran needed kitchen items, bedding, and food. We were able to fill all of his needs
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Veterans’ Outreach giving warming items to vets next week in Youngstown

The distribution is scheduled to take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Veterans’ Outreach giving warming items to vets next week in Youngstown

The distribution is scheduled to take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 :30 p.m. Veterans’ Outreach in Youngstown will be distributing items to help keep warm next week. The event will be held at their building located at 7 Belgrade Avenue on Tuesday, February 23.
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VETERAN STEALS FROM OTHER VETERANS BY WRITING COUNTERFEIT CHECKS

Today, we would like to share an update with you from our corporate office located in Liberty Township, just north of Youngstown Ohio. VETERAN STEALS FROM OTHER VETERANS BY WRITING COUNTERFEIT CHECKS The last couple of weeks have been difficult regarding our Direct Aid Program which provides financial assistance to veterans in need with a
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Veteran Dedicated His 80’s Helping In-Need-Veterans

Veterans’ Outreach of Florida is saying thanks and farewell to Bob Graham, the Regional Manager for 10 years. He started his position on his 80th birthday and ended it on his 90th birthday, dedicating his entire Octogenarian years helping veterans.  Personally, he is proud to say, that he has helped over 2,800 fellow veterans with
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Ed Lynch Tribute

Edward M. Lynch was born January 29, 1947 and passed on January 7, 2021.
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A veteran is still a veteran, by any other name, just like a ROSE!

“A veteran is still a veteran, by any other name, just like a ROSE!”  I wrote that almost three decades ago when I first started developing and building the organization.  I wanted to plant my feet firmly in a mission where every vet was treated equal. The soldiers that shared a fox hole together didn’t
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Founders of non-profit in Liberty happy to help veterans across the Valley and beyond

LIBERTY, Ohio (WYTV) – You don’t have to be a veteran to help veterans. One man from Liberty and his wife have been helping out local veterans for years. John Ely isn’t a veteran, but he is familiar with the needs of veterans. His father survived in Pearl Harbor and his brother suffers from PTSD
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Veterans’ Outreach partnered with a local veterans group at Thanksgiving.

Today, we’d like to share a “Spotlight of the Week” with you.  This originates from our corporate office in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio. “Unity is strength, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”  (Mattie Stepanek) Veterans’ Outreach partnered with a local veterans group at Thanksgiving.  The group provided huge bags of groceries
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Veteran’s Major Home Repair Problem Solved

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our office located in Liberty Township, just north of Youngstown Ohio.   Veteran’s Major Home Repair Problem Solved   A local well-known veteran caseworker has the opportunity to help veterans with major home repairs through a new program.  A veteran needs his porch
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Veteran’s Fear of Power Shut Off RELIEVED

Today, we’d like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office. Veteran’s Fear of Power Shut Off RELIEVED Our Sarasota office was contacted by a veteran with a long history of homelessness.  The VA’s Hud-Vash program finally furnished him with an apartment from their list but, as is their policy, their
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Disabled Vietnam Veteran Maintains Independence

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota Florida office. Disabled Vietnam Veteran Maintains Independence Sarasota was approached by a veteran just released after 3 months, following live transplant. He has many other issues, generated by Agent Orange during the Vietnam conflict – e.g. PTSD, bi-polarity, depression, anxiety and
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December Introduction Newsletter

Hey Folks, Merry Christmas to all! has been one “Hell” of a year, God Bless us all, as we continue to try to survive.  At this point, we have lost 1/2 as many loved ones as we lost during WWII!  The Christmas Cheers will be labored, the Merry Christmas greetings will be muted from our
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Sarasota Veteran Keeps Cool

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota Florida office. SARASOTA VETERAN KEEPS COOL   A local veteran visited our Sarasota office.  He had lost his job due to Pandemic cutbacks and was very distraught because he could not  cover his electricity bill.  He was threatened with cutoff,  he asked
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Veteran’s Widow “Pays it Forward”

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate home located in Liberty Township, just north of Youngstown Ohio. VETERANS’ WIDOW “PAYS IT FORWARD” The widow of a recently deceased veteran gave us a call a week or so ago.  She let us know that her husband had passed on,
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DiBella’s Subs treats local veterans to free lunch

Editor’s note: This story corrects when a second delivery was planned. We regret the error. LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Local veterans got a special treat on Tuesday.
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Founders of non-profit in Liberty happy to help veterans across the Valley and beyond

LIBERTY, Ohio (WYTV) – You don’t have to be a veteran to help veterans. One man from Liberty and his wife have been helping out local veterans for years. John Ely isn’t a veteran, but he is familiar with the needs of veterans. His father survived in Pearl Harbor and his brother suffers from PTSD
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FEMALE VETERAN GETS HELP WITH WATER SHUT OFF NOTICE

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate home located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio. FEMALE VETERAN GETS HELP WITH WATER SHUT OFF NOTICE A female veteran came to our office in a frantic state.  Her water was due to be shut off on that day!  She
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The Blood, the Guts, and the GLORY?

John’s Editorial The Blood, the Guts, and the GLORY? Most Americans have stories to tell about personal experiences or of a loved one’s service to our country.  However, many stories won’t be told and we will never know the true essence of what happened that kept us all safe from tyranny. The IMPACT of war
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HOMELESS FEMALE VETERAN NEEDS HELP WITH TRANSITION

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate home located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio. HOMELESS FEMALE VETERAN NEEDS HELP WITH TRANSITION A female veteran came to us for immediate help.  Her husband had been working in a foreign country, he has been detained from returning due
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HOMELESS VETERAN GETS HOTEL STAY WHILE WAITING ON PERMANENT HOUSING

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate home located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio. HOMELESS VETERAN GETS HOTEL STAY WHILE WAITING ON PERMANENT HOUSING We have helped so many veterans with similar needs, but it never gets old or repetitive, every veteran has a unique situation
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Incarcerated Veterans Reach Out to Help

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located in Liberty Township, just north of Youngstown, Ohio. We want to share a dear letter that we received from a Veterans Group that are currently imprisoned at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center.  In the past, this group has done numerous fundraisers
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Veteran Donates Mobility Scooter/Veterans Receive Mobility Scooter

This week, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate home office located in Liberty Township, just north of Youngstown Ohio. Veteran Donates Mobility Scooter/Veterans Receive Mobility Scooter A very generous veteran donated a working Golden Companion Scooter.  He just wanted a vet in need to benefit from the freedom
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“Politics” Is A Dirty Word

Politics can be traced as far back as Aristotle, the “Father of Political Science”.  The very definition of politics is about people making agreements so that they can live together in groups such as tribes, cities, or countries and all share benefit from those agreements.  The problem is that we all think we know best.    Perhaps we should
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Amputee Veteran Gets Help

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our home office located north of Youngstown Ohio in Liberty Township. Amputee Veteran Gets Help A Veteran visited our office with a couple of unrelated problems.  He had recently had his toes amputated and he needed his furnace repaired.  We were able to provide the medical supplies that he needed thanks
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Agencies Work Together for Homeless Veteran

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our home office located north of Youngstown Ohio in Liberty Township. Agencies Work Together for Homeless Veteran A Veteran had fallen on some tough times and found himself homeless, he reached out for help from the local VA.   They were able to help him
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Veteran Goes Home

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our home office located north of Youngstown Ohio in Liberty Township. Veteran Goes Home A Veteran became stranded in Youngstown after a series of unfortunate circumstances.  He wanted and needed to get back home to Buffalo, New York.  We purchased a Greyhound bus ticket
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“Homeless Veteran Gets New Lease on Life”

Today, we’d like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota, FL office as handled by our Regional Manager, Bob Graham. A previously homeless veteran was given an opportunity by the VA to move into an apartment.  They would cover the rent.  However, it was mandatory that the veteran obtain and pay for
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Single Mom Veteran’s Water Shut Off

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota Florida office. The Sarasota office was contacted by the VA to assist one of its cases.  Katherine, a veteran of course, is a single mom with a 2 year old daughter.  Due to the Pandemic, she has been unable to do
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Veteran Becomes Stranded after Hospital Release

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Hartselle Alabama office. We were recently contacted by a veteran who was about to be released by a local hospital.  He was not from the area, just passing through and ended up in the hospital.  He needed two nights lodging to get
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Veteran Was In Over His Head

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Ohio office, just north of Youngstown in Liberty Township. Veteran Was In Over His Head An older veteran and his wife  purchased a house a few years ago.  It needed work, in the process of fixing up the house, they both fell
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Homeless Veteran’s Life is Moving Forward

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office. The Sarasota office was approached by a veteran who had been homeless until the VA Hud Vash program got him an apartment and paid the majority of the rental bill.  With complex knee problems, a required hip replacement so
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Homeless Veteran Needs Immediate Shelter

Today we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located just north of Youngstown Ohio in Liberty Township. We got a call from the local police that a veteran had been left homeless.  This veteran had an argument with his girlfriend and also suffers from alcoholism.  He has many struggles
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Veteran’s Boots are Made for Working!

Today we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located just north of Youngstown Ohio in Liberty Township. A veteran came to us with great news that he had landed a good job.  The problem was that steel toe boots are required.  The veteran could not afford the boots, since
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Liberty nonprofit helping veterans in need of food during pandemic

Veterans’ Outreach on Belgrade Avenue in Liberty gives out boxes of food to veterans from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by: Nadine Grimley Posted: Jul 27, 2020 / 04:36 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 27, 2020 / 05:47 PM EDT LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on
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Happy 97th Birthday Crazy Joe

  Happy 97th Birthday Crazy Joe A Great Milestone for about anyone. Joe Lavinger, A WWII Veteran, was at the Normandy Invasion. He was helping to clear the mines in a mine sweeper called the USS Steady. After the War, he became a comedian and had his own band for 57 years. After that career…he
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Veteran’s Car Trouble Alleviated

Today we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located just north of Youngstown Ohio in Liberty Township. A veteran came to us with a problem getting to work “legally”.  His exhaust pipe had fallen off, his vehicle was very loud and part of it was still hanging on, but
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Stranded Veteran Is Able To Get Back Home

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located north of Youngstown, Ohio in Liberty Township. A female veteran went to Columbus Ohio for the promise of some part time employment.  She also planned to help out with some family situations.  Well, neither of her plans worked out, she called Veterans’ Outreach to
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5th Annual Golf Scramble

  Link to PDF to 5th ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE FLYER 9-11-2020  
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Veteran Falls Ill from Covid 19

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located north of Youngstown, Ohio in Liberty Township.   Veteran Falls Ill from Covid 19 A veteran that suffers from back pain and trauma has had to undergo many surgeries.  Sadly, he contracted the Covid 19 virus and was ill for several months.  His gas bill had fallen
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Veteran’s Poor Health Causes Problems

Today, we’d like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Hartselle Alabama office. Recently we helped a veteran that had fallen on hard times, he had been very ill and had fallen behind on his bills. The power company was going to cut his power off the next day.  We called the power
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Veteran’s Utility Issue Eased

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota Florida office. We were approached by a VA caseworker about a combat veteran  who served in Iraq and suffers from PTSD.  She had been working as a medical assistant.  As has happened with millions, she lost her job and is unable to pay her
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Fresh Start for Homeless Veteran

Today, we would like to share a Case of the Week from our corporate office located north of Youngstown Ohio in Liberty Township. Fresh Start for Homeless Veteran A veteran came to us that was homeless, but had begun to turn his life around into a positive direction.  He recently secured a job, but was
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Heroes’ Passage Update June 2020

Heroes’ Passage Development has been stalled, pretty much, along with the rest of America’s businesses.  The gears of our nation and its’ principals are in clutch mode. We still are hopeful and resilient to keep the life changing dream alive for this magnificent project for our vets in need of a change in life! One
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5th Annual Golf Scramble

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Our Nation Still Stands!

Our Nation Still Stands! From Veterans’ Outreach President   Is that all you got? Yea…One punch and then a second punch to the guts of our nation. With all of the ugliness that 2020 has given to us in less than a year? What’s NEXT? The PANDEMIC and then the Floyd Riots have been one
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VETERAN NEARLY LOSES ALL APPLIANCES

A veteran suffered a stroke and was hospitalized for a time.  After his release, he could not work.  He came to us for help with his rented appliances, he was at the point of losing all of them for non-payment.  We paid his bill, he was so relieved.  Now he could focus on recovery and
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The Mission of a Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Son!

The Mission of a Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Son! To Tell the Story… Through My Father: A Pearl Harbor Survivor William Gordon Ely was my father and I am proud to be his son and share his story.  He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio where he worked on the family farm when he was just eight
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COVID19 message from Veterans’ Outreach President

  My Brothers and Sisters Across America and Our World We Need Each Other Like Never Before COVID-19, as you know, is paralyzing our country and most other nations.  We are all trying to wrap our heads around what is happening in this new existence that we all find ourselves in. You have heard now,
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Anonymous Donor Helps Dozens of Veterans

Today, we want to share a very special “Case of the Week” from our Grayson KY office as told by Regional Manager, Ray Layne. Anonymous Donor Helps Dozens of Veterans Wednesday, March 11, 2020, seemed like any other day; nothing that really stood out; nothing exciting: and then a phone call changed everything about that
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Veteran Keeps Clean Payment Record

Today, we’d like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office, as written by Bob Graham, Regional Manager. Veteran Keeps Clean Payment Record A local veteran called our Florida office to request much-needed help.  His daughter had died some six weeks ago and he had been so wrapped up in covering
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Advocate Helps Veteran with Fresh Start

Today, we’d like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Hartselle Alabama office. Advocate Helps Veteran with Fresh Start A Veterans’ Outreach team member has become an Advocate for a “Brother” in the service of our country, in a very good way.  This Brother Veteran had fallen into homelessness through a series of
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VETERANS SHARE A MEAL SPONSORED BY LOCAL CHURCHES

Today, we would like to share a recent event held at our Grayson KY office to  celebrate Valentine’s Day. VETERANS SHARE A MEAL SPONSORED BY LOCAL CHURCHES The Grayson office hosted a group of eighteen for a Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 13, 2020.  Eight local churches assisted in making this a great event for
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Veteran Mom Threatened With Power Shut-off  Notice

This week, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from Bob, our Regional Manager of the Sarasota Florida office. Veteran Mom Threatened With Power Shut-off  Notice Our office was contacted by a VA case manager.  Her client has recently had a baby, along with a couple of small children but had to miss work for a
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GRATEFUL VETERAN SHARES HIS VETERANS’ OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

Today, we want to share a short note of gratitude from a veteran.  We couldn’t give a better example of the Direct Aid Program in action. GRATEFUL VETERAN SHARES HIS VETERANS’ OUTREACH EXPERIENCE Michelle, I received your email late last evening. I am so grateful!  Thank you so very much! I have re-entered the workforce and am
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Veterans’ Outreach Staff Invited to Have Lunch with Prisoners

Today, we want to share a recent event, a look inside one of our fundraising partner relationships. —  Veterans’ Outreach Staff Invited to Have Lunch with Prisoners At the NORTH EAST OHIO CORRECTIONAL CENTER Veterans’ Outreach was contacted by a coordinator for Veterans Inmates from a local medium-security prison.  They offered to do fundraisers for us
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Veteran’s Panic Quickly Relieved

Today, we’d like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota Florida office as told by our Regional Manager. Veteran’s Panic Quickly Relieved A Florida based veteran called, crying.  He’s a single parent with a small daughter, and the power had just been cut off.  He felt that he had let the child
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Veteran Suffering from PTSD Connects Flare Ups with Intense Battles

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Hartselle, Alabama office as told by Mike, Regional Event Coordinator for that office. Veteran Suffering from PTSD Connects Flare Ups with Intense Battles I took veteran over to the local VA hospital who was having a particularly hard time with a PTSD
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Collaboration of Efforts Benefits Veteran

Today, we’d like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office. (This case is a very good example of how our programs work synergistically with other agencies to develop the best solutions for veterans.) A local female vet has been down on her luck – no job,  no income, facing shutdown
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Veteran’s Tensions Relieved

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office as told by Bob Graham, Florida’s Regional Manager.   Veteran’s Tensions Relieved A veteran behind in his utility bill appealed to the Sarsota office for help.  With chronic congenital heart failure, intensified by seizures, he’s unable to work and
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Solution for Distraught Disabled Veteran 

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota Florida office as told by our Regional Manager Bob Graham. Solution for Distraught Disabled Veteran  The Sarasota office was contacted by a veteran who is a single mother – one child 2, the other just turned 5 – and discovered Veterans’ Outreach
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SURPISE VISITOR BRINGS CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MANY VETERANS

Our Regional Manager, Bob Wheeler had a HUGE surprise when Jane Dow visited our office. Jane formerly headed up North Alabama Veterans in Huntsville Alabama. This organization coordinated services to assist with federal, state and local agencies to help with housing assistance for veterans. Our Office Manager, Carol Wheeler worked with Jane on many veterans
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Homeless Veteran’s Makeover Success!

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio. Homeless Veteran’s Makeover Success! A homeless veteran was referred to us by a Job and Family Services Caseworker.  The Caseworker had been able to help the veteran with housing and was now
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Disabled Veteran Gains Independent Mobility

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio. Disabled Veteran Gains Independent Mobility A very generous person donated a street-worthy motorized wheelchair.  It sat in our Services Director’s office for a few weeks, waiting until just the right veteran came
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Local Pilot Club Flies High for Veterans

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” that includes a special visit from local supporters that visited our Hartselle Alabama office Local Pilot Club Flies High for Veterans The Decatur Alabama Pilot Club is an organization that hosts events such as golf tournaments and raffles to raise money for local veterans
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Misguided Mindset Takes a Turn in the Right Direction

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio. Misguided Mindset Takes a Turn in the Right Direction A veteran and his wife came to our office for the first time, they had heard of us through a mutual connection at
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VETERAN HAS NIGHTLY NIGHTMARES FROM IRAQ DEPLOYMENT

A local veteran visited our office, seeking whatever assistance we could provide.  He is under treatment for severe PTSD, and his wife has just left him – saying she could no longer live with his sleeping habits.  He told us that he falls asleep for a couple of hours, then awakens every night because of
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Veterans Landlord Causes Water Shut Off

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office. Veterans Landlord Causes Water Shut Off A veteran that was just released from the VA Hospital contacted us, explaining and documenting that his water bill is included in the monthly rent and then is to be paid by the landlord
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Agency’s Referral Helps Veteran with Breathing Problems

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office. Agency’s Referral Helps Veteran with Breathing Problems A veteran from the other side of the state was told by his VA case manager to contact us as the fastest responder in case of real need.  The vet had been discharged
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Veteran Suffering from PTSD is Inspiration to Fellow Veterans

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our Hartselle AL office. Veteran Suffering from PTSD is Inspiration to Fellow Veterans A veteran came to us for help.  He was having a hard time getting hired by a local high paying factory.  He said that he was running into trouble because he
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Veteran Seeks Fresh Start

This week, we want to share a Case of the Week from our office located in Sarasota Florida. Veteran Seeks Fresh Start   We were contacted by a married veteran with several small children that had recently moved to FL with hopes of new employment.  The job didn’t work out and things got very hot
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SIMPLE SWIFT ASSISTANCE BENEFITS VETERAN

A call came in from our local VA Clinic.  They were working with a veteran that was suffering from depression.  They had been able to help him with housing.  The problem was that the veteran’s phone had been shut off.  The VA staff was very concerned about the veteran being alone and unable to reach
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ROUTINE WEDNESDAY BECOMES INCREDIBLE INSPIRATION

The staff was fully engaged in another busy day of helping veterans and keeping the ship sailing.  We received a call from a Gold Star Mom that has been running across America to keep the memory of her son alive and to raise awareness of all of our service men and women.  She embarked upon
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Veterans Dismay Dwindles as Dark Clouds Disappear

A veteran was referred to us from a local agency.  We often work hand in hand with other agencies and organizations to develop the best solutions for each veteran. His gas and electric were both terminated due to non-payment.  The utilities had gotten out of control when he was in between jobs.  Also, his kitchen
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Veteran Finds Hope for Future

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our AL office. Recently, we had a veteran come into our office to seek help with his utility bill.  He stated that he had just left the unemployment office and they had directed him to us. He has just lost his job of
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Veteran Seeks Shelter From the Storm

A previously homeless veteran has an apartment thru the VA for he and his wife.  The monetary requirements to pay the application charge and other fees, which the VA is not allowed to cover, has left him short of funds to pay his utility charge and his case worker has asked Veterans’ Outreach to help
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Veteran Arrives with a BANG and Departs in Quiet Dignity

A veteran that drove into our parking lot was immediately noticed. His muffler had fallen off. This veteran is elderly and lives on a very meager monthly amount. He had nothing to spare to get his vehicle repaired. He asked for help with replacing his muffler. We were able to help him negotiate a good price to get his
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