We want to thank all those who have given of their time, donations and helped to make Veterans Helping Veterans & Others what it is today. The organization has helped both veterans and civilians for more than six years now that have had needs in their lives. There is so much we can do for our civilian friends, but we can and do help them. Civilians can sign up to get clothing, shoes and etc. once each month for those who live in the household, free of charge. When we have it, we help those who have been burnt out. We have helped veterans set up housekeeping. We collect handicap equipment to give to our veterans in need. We have given out electric wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers and etc. to our vets over the years. We have a Service Officer to help vets and widows file their claims. We help veterans suffering with PTSD through the Vet Center.
Our office and thrift store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Our clothing sells for 25 cents each and everything in the store is very cheap. We are not here to hurt our community; we are here to help while we help our veterans and their families. Our veterans have given and sacrificed so much to keep us all safe and free. They were there for us when we needed them, we must be here for them when they need us.
The money we get from the thrift store helps with the overhead and expenses it takes to run the organization, the donations we receive goes to help our veterans through our outreach programs, the food pantry, care packages, utility bills, rent, deposits, scholarship program, gas to get to the doctor or VA hospital and etc. No one is paid for their services; everyone is volunteers and come from the Senior Citizens Program or Job and Family Services. Benefits from VHVO offered to our veterans, widows & widowers of veterans can be found on our website at www.veteranshelping.org. We have a newsletter on our website that keeps everyone up to date and helps our veterans.
There are those who think only veterans can shop at our thrift store or get a little help. This is not true. We are open to the public. We accept furniture, clothing, household items and anything that will sell. We need sponsors and donations to help our veterans. We are a 501c3 organization and all donations, including store items, can be used for tax purposes at the end of the year. Please remember our country, veterans and troops, only the Lord knows what tomorrow holds.
John D. Foster, commander
Veterans Helping Veterans & Others