Emergency Situation

This week, we bring you the “Case of the Week” from our corporate office in Liberty, Ohio. A female veteran, recently returned from overseas deployments came to our office with an emergency situation. She had recently lost her job, but had just found a new job.

She had a couple of situations that were really troubling her, and potentially standing in the way of her new employment. She didn’t have enough funds to put gas in her vehicle to get to work until the first payday. She also needed to get new glasses for the job. The VA did the eye exam for her, but couldn’t get the glasses done.

Bob, Services Director, helped her with checks for gas over the next couple of weeks and set her up with an emergency appointment with a local vision center for glasses in one hour.

This veteran has new hope for the future, and we are grateful to have helped her take positive steps into her future.

Overdue Large Water Bill

Our “Case of the Week” comes from our Sarasota FL office.  Regional Manager Bob Graham shared with us…

A female veteran approached the Sarasota office for assistance on an overdue, and large, water bill.  She’s a single mom, past deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan with resulting service incurred disabilities and ailments –  including PTSD, depression/anxiety, shoulder and knee problems, and left foot broken in the last deployment w/residual pain.

Her case manager says that she’s a candidate for 100% disability and no way can she work – Ashley applied for disability pension in March 2012, suspended active follow up and began again in March, 2015.  She’s desperate for help.

Veterans’ Outreach guaranteed payment to the water company for as much as we can do, and have helped her find other sources for the balance.

She’s relieved!

No Idea Veterans’ Outreach Was Here

Today, our Case of the Week highlights a veteran that visited our office in Decatur, Alabama. This following was written by staff at the office.

We had a Veteran call us today, really down and out. He had no money, no food and no place to stay, and little hope.  He has a check coming in on his disability this Wed.  but didn’t know what to do until then.  We asked if he could find a way to come into the office, and he said he would make a way.

He arrived being driven by a Decatur Police officer, who was trying to help him out. The Decatur team was able to provide him with a sack of groceries, and a motel room for three days until his check arrived.  The officer stated that he had no idea that Veterans Outreach was here, and that he was exceedingly glad as he runs into Veterans needing such assistance several times a week.

Thanks to our Decatur team, another alliance has been formed in the area to help veterans.