Victory Center Needs YOUR HELP!!!

A recent break in at the SOV Victory Center (the new home of an all Veteran concentric educational training facility) was burglarized last week and $65,000 in damages were sustained. SOV needs help to get the systems replaced.

Donations are being accepted through Save Our Veterans website “Donate” button or to PO Box 1841, Indianapolis, IN 46206 ATTN: Training Center.

 


Charity Golf Outing

2nd Annual Charity Golf Outing.

ImageThe Men’s Auxiliary of VFW 7119 is pleased to announce a "Fundraising Golf Outing" in support of Save Our Veterans, a local non-profit 501 (c)3 organization in support of Veterans.

 When:         Sunday, October 2, 2011, sign in at 11:30a.m
 Shotgun Start at 12:30pm.           
                               Where:       Fort Harrison State Park Golf Course
                               Cost:          $85.00 per person or $340.00 for a foursome
                               Includes:  Golf with cart, range balls, prizes and dinner at VFW 7119 on Lee Road

Singles are welcome.  Please include an email address for the golfers.  Any questions contact Mel Cox at 652-1783.    

Entry deadline is Friday, September 16th, 2011

Entries can be sent to Mel Cox at 6620 Sunnyside Road, Lawrence, IN  46236 or left at VFW 7119.

If interested in sponsoring a hole or donating prizes please contact Mel.

 

———————————–Return the lower portion with your entry fees————————————–

 

Player  1   ____________________________________________________________________

 

 Player 2   ____________________________________________________________________

 

 Player 3   ____________________________________________________________________

 

Player 4    ____________________________________________________________________

                                             

Invitation to Join as a Sponsor

Title Sponsor of Event.  A $1,000 donation includes name on all flyers and mailers related to this event, banner at event, a foursome for the outing and included in the announcements at the golf course. (Whiskey Business)

Hole Sponsorship.  A $100 donation will provide for a sign placed on the tee box of a hole on the golf course.

Cart Sponsorship.  A $50 donation will provide for a sign placed on the side of a golf cart used in the outing.

 Donations of gift cards or any merchandise would be a terrific addition to our prize giveaways. 

In accordance with IRS regulations, any contributions you should decide to make are fully tax deductible.

The tournament begins at 12:00pm with a shotgun start and includes golf and dinner held at VFW 7119 on Lee Roads following tournament.

Thank you for your support!

The Officers of VFW 7119 Men’s Auxiliary, Save Our Veterans, and our Veterans 

Get Involved!

You may be a runner. A volunteer. Or an activist. But however you choose to get involved, just know that everything you do makes a difference. After all, without the support of people like you, we know homelessness won’t end for our Veterans and their families. Save Our Veterans strives to empower Veterans towards self-sufficiency and growth.  Homelessness is still impacting far too many of our loved ones. So, how will you get involved?

Every day, people of all ages lend their time and talents to help the community through Save Our Veterans. Volunteers serve at all levels of the organization: Housing rehab projects, IT support, Marketing, Outreach activities and Performing office duties.

If you have talents to share, time to lend, and the dedication to help others in need, consider the job descriptions below.

  • Bookdrives
  • Public Affairs Team
  • Educational Outreach
  • Promotion and Event Team
  • Data Entry
  • Transportation Service Driver
  • Office Assistant

Don’t delay!  Sign up today.  You may reach us at diane.martinez@saveourveterans.org or 317-590-1461.

Save Our Veterans

Purdue Research Park

5225 Exploration Drive

Indianapolis, IN  46241

317-590-1461 (work)

317-856-9834 (fax) 

     


Letter To Oprah

Dear: Opra:
My name is Michael Harvey I am the fifth son of Robert and Ruby Harvey, my mothers maiden name is Miles. My mothers sisters maiden name is Lillian Miles who later married Burt Winfrey your brothers father which makes us cousins. When I was young (I am now 53) we used to go to Chicago and visit Uncle Burt and Aunt Lillian on a regular basis; weve met, but Im not sure you remember me.
I was in the U.S. Navy for 2 years, and afterward I worked in the heating and air conditioning business until most recently when the housing industry took a turn for the worse, and consequently I found myself homeless. Like MOST of America, I never thought it could happen to me!
But after being homeless and jobless for over 12 months, I was finally directed to a program that has been helping homeless Veterans get jobs! Save Our Veterans opened a call center offering jobs and training to over 50 homeless Veterans (just like me) from February 15, to March 15 2010.
My hope is that you will help “get the word out” to the entire NATION about our important program. We have over 700,000 homeless veterans in America, with MANY being women with dependants (some whom are victims of domestic violence) and in order for us to remedy the problem, we are going to need to help and support of the entire nation!

Save Our Veterans hopes that you are as dedicated to Saving Our Veterans as we are! Your ability to bring awareness to our mission will help to resurrect the Hopes and Dreams of me and my fellow homeless Veterans.

“The King will reply,’I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me.’

Your heartfelt attention to our mission will be received with humble appreciation. Because when we experienced the pain of hunger and homelessness, we met the Lord.

The Lord replied, Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests,
but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.
Thank you for jumping in the trenches with Save Our Veterans and fearlessly
Combating homelessness.

‘It’s the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.’
‘It’s the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.’
‘It’s the Veteran, not the community organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.’
‘It’s the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.’

God Bless You and your family!

Michael Harvey
Homeless Veteran
Save Our Veterans, Inc.
6902 Hawthorn Park Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46220
317-284-6262

Veteran Cancer Alert

Thousands of vets were exposed to asbestos during their time in the military, and may develop mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer, as a result. All vets are at risk, but mesothelioma navy cases remain the highest. For more information about this and other veteran health issues please visit Mesothelioma.com.

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Rick: An American Veteran: American Hero

I would like to introduce you to "Rick". Rick is a veteran from the 60s I caught Rick panhandling in an area along 465 and Pendleton pike area. He was holding up a sign, and I drove by gave him $5.00, and asked him if he was a veteran. He said yes! I said Call me I may have some work for you. A few days later, he called me back and said he'd like to work. I met with Rick to find out his story.

In a nutshell, he said he was an Air force veteran, lived and worked in Indianapolis for several years in the financial services arena- Insurance, Banking and Mortgages. He said he was gainfully employed up until the Do NOT Call law came into effect. He had skipped from mortgage company to mortgage company. Shortly after this, they began closing at an alarming rate. He said that finally he ran out of companies to work for, they were all closed.

By now, he had gone through a divorce, was paying serious child support, and in order to keep it up, he was living in his car. The problem with Rick is that he has had kidney and lung cancer, and now has diabetes, and has to take insulin. He does get some money from social security, but it is NOT enough to sustain him. He lives on a very tight budget, making sure he doesn't drive his 12 year old car too far, and waste gas. He considers himself one of the lucky ones out there, as he does not drink, or use drugs, and he keeps himself clean and is budgeting his funds down to the last dollar. Last year it was Christmas day when he went to the local grocery store in order to purchase some food for himself, and lost the last $8.00 he had. Frantic, he was forced to go to the street and panhandle. He made enough money to get something to eat, and went home. Since this time, he goes out to panhandle, because the last job that he held as a customer service person was eliminated, because he cant type more than 35 words a minute.

To talk to Rick, you will realize that he has dreams, plans and goals just like the rest of us, but he also has limitations. He has arthritis in his hands, he has to take medication 4 times a day, and he is not able to do physical work because of a back injury, and his age. He is 63 years old. Rick deserves a chance, this is why we are hiring him in our call center to help us to raise funds for other veterans that can swing a hammer, and help build some homes for our veterans. Rick really wants to purchase his own home.


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