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Veterans Celebrate Their New Homes in Southeast

Read about the dozen formerly homeless Veterans who found new housing through the efforts of many individuals and organizations, including Operation Renewed Hope Foundation. Read the full article.  [March 15, 2017]


Governor McAuliffe Receives Award For Leadership In Functionally Ending Veteran Homelessness In Virginia

The Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF) presented Governor McAuliffe with the Northwestern Mutual Award for Improving the Lives of Veteran Families during the foundation’s Five Year Anniversary Awards Ceremony on January 19th, 2017. ORHF, which serves veterans through job referrals, transportation assistance, and financial management, chose Governor McAuliffe due to his administration’s achievement functionally ending veteran homelessness in the Commonwealth. Read the full article.  [January 20, 2017]


Deborah Snyder and ORHF Featured In Military Officer Magazine

Military Officer, the magazine of the Military Officers Association of America, featured ORHF President and CEO in its May, 2016, issue. The article is reproduced below. [May, 2016]
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TransUnion Employees Team Up to Support ORHF and Veterans

TransUnion Employee VolunteersOn April 5, 2016, twelve employees from TransUnion’s Government Information Solutions division teamed up to volunteer their time and energy and help two veterans in the Washington DC area with yard clean-up and gardening at their home in preparation for the impending Spring and Summer weather.  The employees were excited to be able to spend the day supporting ORHF and giving back to veterans.  They look forward to future volunteer opportunities and strongly encourage others to help where they can!


Governor McAuliffe Celebrates Success of Virginia Values Veterans Program

Governor Terry McAuliffe today recognized Virginia businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s veterans.  The 350 businesses certified under the state’s Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program have hired over 11,000 veterans. Read the full press release [August 27, 2015]


Walter Reed May Become Housing for Homeless Veterans

The New York Times reports that discussions are underway to convert the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, closed since 2011, to housing for homeless Veterans. Read the article>>>  [August 10, 2015]


Meet Three Women Who Are Giving Back to Our Troops in a Major Way

Read this InStyle.com article about 3 women, including ORHF’s Founder Deborah Snyder who are giving back to our troops in a majory way. Read the article>>> [July 4, 2015]


Home Free: Female Veterans Find Fresh Start in Los Angeles Housing Community

This article in The Daily Signal from the Heritage Foundation talks about a not-for-profit housing development in Southern California that’s being used to house formerly homeless Veterans.  Read the article>>>  [June 14, 2014]


ORHF on Fox News: Group Gives Homeless Vets Housing and Transportation

ORHF President Deborah Snyder and ORHF Celebrity Ambassador Patrick Warburton appeared on Fox News Insider to talk about ORHF’s efforts to end Verteran homelessness.  Fox News Insider Interview with Deborah Snyder [June 14, 2015]


VA secretary: ‘We can get to zero’ homeless veterans

As reported in the “Military Times,” Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said his department’s goal of cutting the number of homeless veterans to zero by next January is less important than making sure that number doesn’t rise again in years to come. Read the article>>> [May 27, 2015]