This Week In History

 
January 26, 1943 - The first OSS (Office of Strategic Services) agent parachutes behind Japanese lines in Burma.
 
January 27, 1980  - Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper, the popular name given to the joint covert rescue.
 
January 28, 1954 -  President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the “Act to Create the Coast Guard,” an act passed by Congress on 20 January 1915 to form the Coast Guard (38 Stat. L., 800).
 
January 29, 1979 –  Deng Xiaoping, deputy premier of China, meets President Jimmy Carter, and together they sign historic new accords that reverse decades of U.S. opposition to the People’s Republic of China.
 
January 30, 2005 - An estimated 58 percent of Iraq’s population defy threats of violence to vote in the first elections since Saddam Hussein’s ouster.
 
January 31, 1950 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II.
 
February 01, 1958 - Elvis Presley records his last single, “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck,” before joining the army.

 

 

 

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Welcome to VETERANS' OUTREACH Internet Community! Veterans' Outreach is proud to finally have a multi-faceted presence on the World Wide Web. We hope that you enjoy your visit while you learn about us and scan through all that this site has to offer, such as the news links, corporate gallery, store depot, veterans services, and so on. Veterans’ Outreach, with this site, will finally be able to reach out to wherever there are AMERICAN VETERANS, to offer a "beacon of hope", a flame in the night, to our vets in need. We hope to inspire, connect, and help transform a bad situation into a managed opportunity. The development of this Internet project will be an ongoing work in progress. It will be a place where the world of our military, our veterans, and loved ones can come together and be united stronger than ever in "serving and honoring" all of America's heroes!

The Dice Run 2014... a run to celebrate (and repeat!)

We are excited to announce the second annual “Dice Run for Veterans' Outreach”!
 
This past September 20124, Veterans’ Outreach and A.B.A.T.E. of Ohio (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) hosted the first annual “Dice Run” in Youngstown, OH with great success! The event raised $1,209.50 for local veterans in need, bringing together bikers and locals for a great cause.
 

Veteran's Well Being Survey: Win Amazon Gift card

In an effort to better understand the health and well being of our country's bravest, East Tennessee University is conducting a survey to help raise awareness on potential protective characteristics that might influence veterans' health. The survey is completely confidential and asks questions ranging from your exercise habits to how many times you have been deployed.

 

The survey will take approximately 30 minutes. You will be entered into a drawing to win several Amazon gift cards.

 

The passing of one much loved- Jim Larsen

Jim (pictured right) with VO president John Ely.

 

VO President's 2015 Address

A Charity’s Legitimacy

Since the dawn of Veterans’ Outreach, we have worked tirelessly towards to help better the cause of American veterans and yet the attacks and the cynically charged are still out there.
 

A New Year of Hope For Veterans in Need: 3 Ways You Can Make 2015 a Great Year For Vets

We wish each and every one of you the best that 2015 has to offer from Veterans’ Outreach. We want to thank all of our sponsors that have enabled us to help thousands of veterans last year and the many thousands over the last 20 years!

 

Would you like to make a difference this year? Join OUR TEAM in 2015!

 

Please consider any one or all of the following;

 

Brand New Headquarters Maximizes Space To Serve Nation’s Bravest

There are milestones that are reached throughout the course of a non-profits’s existence, and Veterans’ Outreach has hit one of its biggest milestones to date. The corporate headquarters of the national veterans’ charity has moved its location from Struthers, Ohio to a much larger facility located in Liberty. The building is a sign of new beginnings for Veterans’ Outreach and an opportunity to help those who served from every angle possible.

Youngstown Inner City Gardens partners with Veterans' Outreach To Provide Fresh Produce

Last Monday, Veterans’ Outreach hosted a produce drive at the corporate headquarters in Struthers, Ohio. The produce drive was complimentary of Youngstown Inner City Gardens, another local nonprofit organization that services the community with fresh grown produce.

Four Reasons Why Our 'Home Base' Campaign Hits Home

If you haven’t heard yet, the corporate headquarters of Veterans’ Outreach is moving. After many years of Planning and saving, we were finally able to purchase a building that is better suited to

Top 6 States Where Vets Set Roots

Is your neighbor a vet? After hanging up their combat boots, there are parts of the country that are popular places for vets to call home. Surprising to some, you’re the least likely to have a vet as a neighbor if you live in New York City, Washington DC or Los Angeles.

Unique Program Assists Vets Full Circle For Jobs, Financial Assistance

Lack of employment is one of the major issues facing veterans of all ages. According to PBS, around 9% of veterans are unemployed. That average is higher than the unemployment rate of civilians at 7%. As veterans struggle to find employment, Veterans’ Outreach offers a unique opportunity to employ local vets.

 

Top 4 Ways To Help Veterans' Outreach Today

Like most nonprofits, Veterans’ Outreach depends on public support to help meet the needs of its mission. Veterans’ Outreach works tirelessly each day for veterans’ assistance not only in Youngstown, but throughout several parts of the country. We are a veterans’ assistance organization that exists for the sole purpose of assisting. Sometimes, the organizations who do the helping need help themselves. Following are the top 4 ways that you can help VO today; they’re quick, easy and always 100% appreciated.

 

Veterans' Voices: Kentuckiana

 

As veterans re-adjust to civilian life, advocacy groups can help them examine and solve their problems. One is Veterans' Voices, a nonprofit organization with 113 volunteer councils across the United States.

 

Celebrate July 4th by Giving Back to Our Veterans — Volunteer, anyone?

The BEST way to show your thanks this Fourth of July, to those who fought for your freedoms, is to make a commitment. Volunteer a small piece of your available time!
 
 A volunteer is our greatest, most precious commodity that a charity can boast. They are worth their weight in gold! Here at Veterans’ Outreach, we have plenty of opportunities for volunteering.
 
Contact us and we will show you how!
 

Veteran’s Trek: 2,700 Miles To Awareness and Self-Discovery

Map of the documented trek completed by Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss.

Proposed Tracking System Sheds Light on Invisible Battle Scars

When soldiers return home with invisible injuries, many may have trouble getting treatment. Proper documentation for mild or traumatic brain injury triggered by combat is difficult under the current system, which sets up a road block for many vets suffering from anxiety, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Michael Fairman. Photo Credit: WOSU

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