Limits Fret Veteran in Need

Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Hartselle, AL office written by our EC, Mike Johnson.
Recently we had a veteran come in for assistance for his mortgage payment, it was apparent that he was at his wits end and did not know what to do. 
He explained that he had been to multiple veterans assistance entities in a large city and they all said that they could not help him because he was out of their area (60 miles away). 
The good thing was that they all told him to try Veterans’ Outreach and they could probably help. Help we did! 
Luckily, we do not have a limited area, we help all veterans in Alabama, regardless of how far they are from our office.

Hope for a Veteran in Need

Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Grayson, KY office written by our RM, Andy McKee.
A couple weeks ago I received a call from a Veteran in the Lexington, KY area who was in an extremely unique situation and in desperate need of assistance. At the time, we weren’t able to assist with what she needed with her electric bill in the timeframe she needed, but I didn’t want that to be the end of things.
I needed to be in our Lawrenceburg, KY office soon anyways and to relay with our reps in the area, so I told the Veteran who was in need to give me a call the next day on my cell phone because I’d be in the area. 
The following day I coordinated a food pickup for this Veteran through God’s Pantry in Lexington, KY. I drove to her house and we went to pick up the food she needed at the designated food pantry and brought it back to her house. We have remained in touch and our office has helped point her in the right direction to get her back on her feet through directed resources. I am very happy to say that her electric is back on, she has employment leads, and has enough food to last her week to week.
Terribly Sick Veteran in Need of Help
Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Sarasota, FL office written by our RM, Bob Graham.
I recently received a call from a veteran’s wife, saying her husband was in terrible shape. He has to have constant care as he’s awaiting a liver transplant, perhaps requiring a kidney transplant as well. 
Right now he’s in particularly bad shape as he’s fighting pneumonia. With all the medical and allied expenses they’ve fallen behind on utility and other bills, and are desperate for assistance. 
As the needs are large I put together a group of several agencies to share the “rescue” and they were really grateful. We are so happy we could help.
Right Place at the Right Time
Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Grayson, KY office written by our RM, Andy McKee.
A few weeks ago, I was en route to speak at an area Lawrenceburg food pantry regarding the services we offer here at Veterans’ Outreach. Since I was out of the main office, I had the office phone forwarded to my cell phone. 
I received a call from the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY from a social worker looking for assistance for a Veteran on their floor. This Veteran had successfully completed his inpatient psychiatric program and needed a way to get back home to Arkansas to be reunited with his children and family he hasn’t seen in over a year; he needed to be with a loving, stable support system to ensure his continued mental health progress. 
I took their information to see what we could do, and within ten minutes received another call from a Veteran in need in the Louisville area. I worked a game plan together with our corporate office in order to assist both Veterans in need. After my scheduled meeting at Open Hands Food Pantry in Lawrenceburg, I drove to the Robley Rex VAMC in Louisville to meet with both the social worker and the other Veteran who called seeking assistance whom I had instructed to meet me in the same lobby to take both requests at the same time. 
Fortunately, we were able to purchase a bus ticket for the Veteran needing to get back to Arkansas AND able to provide assistance to the other Veteran seeking assistance with her electric bill. We are so happy we could help these veterans in need!