Jan. 19, 2017: ORHF 5 Year Anniversary Awards

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation is pleased to mark its fifth year of working to end Veteran homelessness with an awards ceremony at the Belle Haven Country Club.

The Northwestern Mutual Award for Improving the Lives of Veteran Families went to the 72nd Governor of Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe for his incredible support of Veterans and his work on expanding affordable housing. Governor McAuliffe is a member of our Advisory Board.

The Accenture Award for Relentless Dedication to Ending Veteran Homelessness to Major General of the Maryland National Guard, Linda Singh for her outspoken advocacy on behalf of homelessness. She was a homeless teenager who has shared her story to encourage people

The NuWave Solutions Selfless Service Award went Marian Chirichella for her work as an Angel of Mercy, providing meals, blankets, computers, even educational opportunities, to our nation’s Veterans.

The Belle Haven Patriot Award for Giving Back went to Dr. Jon Williams who has provided pro bono dental services.

The ORHF Pay It Forward Award was presented to Mark “Ranger” Jones for his help renovating a home for a Veteran family and his continued significant impact to the Military and Veteran community.

The occasion was an opportunity to thank the founder and volunteer — unpaid!–President and CEO of the nonprofit, Deborah Snyder, as well as all the donors, staff, and volunteers who have enabled the organization to help hundreds of Veterans. [View the Video]

Gov. McAulliffe accepts award

Governor McAuliffe accepts the Northwestern Mutual Award for Improving the Lives of Veteran Families

Linda Singh Accepts Award

Governor McAuliffe, Major General Linda Singh, and Frank Rendon of Accenture celebrate five years of ending Veteran homelessness


Marian Chirichella accepts award

Governor McAuliffe and Mark Keyser of NuWave Solutions thank Marian Chirichella for her devotion and care of our nation’s Veterans

Photos courtesy of Matt Mendelsohn Photography.