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 from his service in Vietnam. Read more

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 and a turkey for the veterans that signed up.  That same group also gathered up more totes of groceries and gifts for those same veterans at Christmas.  The bags and gifts were ready to go, we called each participant to alert them that it was time to come by for the pickup.

A veteran named Sylvia that wasn’t a participant was given someone else’s bags of food, turkey, and gifts.  Our office support team realized it after she left.  We called Sylvia, she was very gracious and said she would bring the items back right away.  In the meantime, we felt badly about what had transpired.  One of our office support team members stepped up and said “Hey, when one of our team makes a mistake, we are all in it, and we’ll back her up.”  He then took some cash out of his pocket to give to Sylvia when she returned the food, turkey, and gifts.  Everyone in the office did the same and Sylvia ended up with more cash than the value of what she was returning.

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 replaced and a new front door.  The program paid for the materials, Veterans’ Outreach helped with gas and the front door.  Now the veteran has the satisfaction of a safe entry/exit from his home.

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 assistance is limited to rent and, without income, he has run out of funds.  He was particularly eager to avoid having his power shut off which another agency had promised to underwrite but reversed themselves and declined.  In desperation, he asked his VA case manager for a suggestion and was given Veterans Outreach – he made the call and we stepped in to guarantee payment, taking the necessary steps.  His relief was so palpable that we could hear it over the phone!