It Takes Each of Us to Make a Difference for All of Us.

It Takes Each of Us to Make a Difference for All of Us

Last week, we got the surprise we never expected! A wonderful veteran whom we helped get into an apartment a couple of years ago came in for a visit. During that timeframe we also helped him get a job. He came by to chat and tell us how good he’s doing and we could not be happier for him. He also came with a donation for Veterans’ Outreach. His way of saying thanks for all we had done for him. We are always here to help. Veterans just like him.We are grateful for the impact that we made on his life and so many others. Thank you for paying in forward sir. You remind us as to why we do what we do, every day.

Vietnam Veteran Breathes Easier Thanks to Home Depot

A few weeks ago, I got a call from Tim who works at Home Depot in Austintown.  He said that they wanted to donate a whole house generator valued at $10K to a veteran that has conditions that make electricity mandatory for survival.  He said he had called other veteran agencies and whoever found the best candidate would get the generator.

We told them about a Vietnam veteran suffering from conditions from Agent Orange, who had to be on oxygen 24/7.  The veteran’s name is Michael.  Michael met Bob Julian, our services director, at the Home Depot in Boardman with a cargo van and Home Depot loaded the generator into his van.  Michael has a family member that is an electrician, so he got it installed for free as well.

This incredible gift from Home Depot will give this grateful veteran peace of mind when a storm rolls through or any other electrical issue. We are so grateful to have been a part of this very rewarding day. Congratulations Michael and thank you Home Depot!!

Home to Veteran Home

Recently, the homeowners of a home in Ashland, KY donated the contents of their home to help our veterans in need! Furniture, kitchenware, home good, toys and more! Our location in Kentucky is in Grayson. From there these items will be made available for veterans in need! Wonderful volunteers, whom we are so grateful for, are spending many trips collecting items from this home and bringing them back to the office. Thank you so much! We appreciate donations of all types of items! Please donate when you can, we appreciate every item!


Across State Lines

Recently at our office in Florida, we had a request for financial help from a female veteran.  This young woman was in a PTSD treatment program.  The referral for aid came by way of our Alabama sister Veterans’ Outreach headquarters.  The veteran had contacted the Alabama office as she was from that state, she was however domiciled in Florida at a PTSD treatment center and because of that, it was a Florida assistance case.  The veteran had no funds for personal care items and was badly in need of some everyday clothes. We were able to have two Walmart $100 gift cards delivered to her at the treatment center.  Upon receipt, she called to express her heartfelt thanks. We are so happy to have had such a quick solution for her!


We are so grateful to have been selected again as the beneficiary of this event! All teams were auctioned off to the highest bidder. The further a team advanced, the more cash the bidders won.

But the real winners of this event are the veterans. This donation will provide

financial assistance to dozens of veterans with their most immediate needs –

things that they can’t handle on their own. We are amazed and incredibly

grateful for the generosity of Cody Holecko, the organizer of the event. We thank

you and all the participants for supporting our mission to respectfully serve and

honor all veterans.

Camelot Lanes, Thank You!

This past weekend was our First Annual Stars and Strikes Bowling Event located at Camelot Lanes in Youngstown, Ohio. Blessed by Camelot Lanes, they donated their lanes to us for this event. We feel so honored to have such an opportunity. All proceeds from the bowling event and related fundraising efforts, including a basket raffle and 50-50 drawing, were raised purely to support our veterans in need. The event was such a fun way to interact with our local supporters and community to further our mission to make everyday Veterans’ Day at Veterans’ Outreach. Thank you to all who participated, our sponsors, and Camelot Lanes!!

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Female Veterans Homelessness.

Homeless to Home

At our corporate office in Youngstown, Ohio we had a veteran come in recently that was referred to us through another organization. We are always so happy to assist with referrals. Working together to help veterans’ lives is always our priority. This government organization was able to help her from being homeless to living in an apartment, a home to call their own. However, she was referred to us to turn that house into a home by providing her with resources for furniture. Then we were able to refer her to an agency to help her get a job. We are happy to report her home is furnished and she now has a job. Her whole life is now changed through collaboration and we are so happy for her.

severe weather girard.

Quick to Act

A recent storm in our area caused a lot of power outages affecting many families, including many veterans. Because of these storms, a veteran entered our office as power had been out for several days! He was not given any indication of a timeline of when his power would be turned back on. At this point, he was desperate for assistance with no end in sight. Luckily, the veteran does have a veteran so we were able to provide quick and easy assistance for him. He left in hand with enough fuel cards to keep him going for days to come. He also left with a gift card for prepared foods since cooking is out of the question currently. We are so grateful he came to see us and happy we were able to quickly help.

Kindness Matters

Over the past month, our Board Member and amazing Volunteer, Diann, worked with St. Rose Catholic School and the K-2 students there on a donation drive for toiletries for local veterans. We are so thankful to Miss Shenker, Miss Hartz, and Mrs. Ehrenberg for pulling this together with Diann to make such a huge difference in the lives of our local veterans. Thank you to all the students and their families for having such big hearts! It takes a village!

M.O.B. Band Concert Benefits Veterans

M.O.B. Band Concert Benefits Veterans

On March 11, 2023 a benefit concert was put on by the M.O.B. Band at the Mason Jar Inn in Aurora Ohio.  This is a group of friends that get together now and then to make music and their music is well appreciated.  The venue was packed with fans that had a great time listening, singing, and dancing to the great sounds of the M.O.B. Band.  There wasn’t any cover charge because they wanted the funds to be donated to Veterans’ Outreach.  They passed a bucket several times and the crowd was very enthusiastic to join in with the fundraiser to help veterans.  John and Teri Ely gave a short talk and then back to the music.  We are so grateful for the community support to join Veterans’ Outreach mission of serving and honoring all veterans.

Thank you so much to the band and to Hank, who pulled the event together.