A Public Private Partnership For Homeless Veterans.
US Veterans Initiative
15105 6th St.
March ARB CA., 92518
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Art Rivas 626-731-3265
VETS TO HOLD VETERAN’S DAY BENEFITS GALA
Riverside, CA—U.S. VETS will hold their second annual benefits gala on November 11, 2007 at Gracious Gatherings
located at March Air Reserve Base. All proceeds from the gala will be donated to the U.S. VETS Initiative, a not-for-profit
organization that operates to help homeless veterans reintegrate into mainstream society.
We are so excited to be able to give back to those who served our nation. We hope it’s a win for all concerned. We will be recognizing all community partners who support our mission, “to create
the conditions for the greatest number of homeless veterans to reach their highest level of independence as rapidly as possible.”
US Vets at March Air Reserve Base is currently housing more than 30 Vietnam Veterans and seven recently separated Veterans. The organization is currently seeking support to open a new building to house permanently
working veterans. Currently we are at full capacity. We feel that many veterans will be left without services this coming cold season. Contributions will help generate funds and support that will go toward providing housing, food, and social
skills to homeless veterans. If you would like to contribute or attend the event,
please contact Art Rivas, Veteran Services Coordinator at 951-656-6892 or Rhette Piazza Workforce Development Case Manager
Denny Mighell from people helping people in Temecula (wearing the
flower shirt). Denny's phone # 951-757-5212.
A distribution of donations to our veterans in
You can help us accomplish our goal of ending homelessness
among veterans. https://www.usvetsinc.org/how_help/
Help us fight homelessness
- Offer to employ some of our newly trained veterans. They possess a work ethic instilled in them when
they volunteered to serve their country. It is a good investment.
- Donate food, clothing, up-to-date computer equipment that enables our veterans to continue developing
their skills beyond the classroom. If you have equipment or other goods to donate, e-mail email@example.com.
- Volunteer. We can always put your skills to good use.
- Sponsor a veteran. $15,000 supports a veteran for a year!
- Sponsor an AmeriCorps member. We have over a hundred people donating a year of service through the AmeriCorps program. The grant we
receive doesn't begin to cover the costs to us, and your help will help ensure these committed people will continue to help
us serve homeless veterans. You can sponsor a member through a cash donation, or if you are a serving homeless veterans by
accepting an AmeriCorps volunteer in your location.
- And finally, we can always use money. Our ability to serve these veterans is severely limited by the amount of unrestricted cash we have. Many of
our financial resources are from the government and our use of those funds is limited by the terms of the assistance. We also
must match many of those grants with our own resources. Your assistance here can make all the difference in the world. Make
your donation payable to United States Veterans Initiative, a 501 (c) (3) organization for a tax deduction. You can also make a donation online.
Here are some examples of your donations at work...
||feeds a homeless veteran for a day|
||bus tokens for a week|
||sheets, blanket, & pillow for a bed|
||new suit for a newly employed veteran|
||gas in the Outreach van for two weeks|
||new computer for the computer lab|
||housing & services for treatment bed for one year!|
Your help will be deeply appreciated AND will make a difference.
If you have any questions you would like to ask before you make a donation, send us an email right now at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
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----- Original Message -----
Subject: Homeless Veterans
I have a small organization
in Grand Rapids MI called Operation Victor Hotel. We are small but highly motivated group of musicians and veterans dedicated
to helping the 194 homeless veterans in our small city. Below is a list of veteran friendly business in Grand Rapids.
I wanted to share a story with you and the readers of your site. I wish
it were a pleasant story. Last weekend we held a benefit for the veterans home in our city. We worked nonstop for six weeks
to promote and collect donations for the auction we were having. The first places we hit were the business around town that
had the "we support our troops" signs in front of there stores. Of the 50 plus places we went to not one of them would even
donate a twenty dollar gift cirtificate to help out our veterans. Of all the radio, TV and newspapers in and around our town
only 1 responded to our calls and ran ads for us. We also plastered the town with over 1000 fliers. The night of the
benefit 8 people showed up to enjoy the music and support our veterans. We raised a total of $100 for the night.
For all the grandstanding by people in this country, we are shocked by
the indifference of the American people that enjoy the freedoms that our troops have provided for them.
Our troops have slept in trenches, in the snow and rain with bullets and
bombs flying around them. It is absolutely unacceptable that they have to return to the lives that they gave up to sleep in
the streets again.
We are now a little wiser but our spirit and goals have not been broken.
Hang on guys we are on our way.
Here is a list of veteran friendly business in Grand Rapids. If
you would like to be added to the list let us know. If you use services that one of these business provide show them the love
they have shown for our veterans.
The Grand Rapids Rampage
The Jaguar Band
Bridge Street Pizza
Our veterans went to war for us. Now we are going to war for them.
|From: papadroog (Original Message)
||Sent: 9/27/2006 3:14 AM|
Operation Victor Hotel is a charitable organization dedicated
to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet. Currently in Grand Rapids there are 194 homeless veterans.
We will be holding our first meeting on October 9th at 7pm at the Lexicon Club (209 Lexington) to discuss the course the organization
will take. We hope to have representives from the Veterans Affairs office, local homeless shelters and some veterans
to help us define our path.
If you would like to help, please contact me at email@example.com or my phone number at 616-532-6838 or you can
talk to me at the benefit on Saturday.
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