ORHF provided financial assistance to this Coast Guard retiree and father of three enabling him to stay in permanent housing recently arranged through the VA. He and his family of five had been couch surfing for months. Grady’s background is in homeland defense and he is eager to get back to work. ORHF is providing his family some much needed furniture as well.
On May 21, our client Lloyd successfully completed a 14-week life skills class. He officially graduated Out of Poverty. Out of Poverty helps individuals who have experienced poverty to accept the past, envision a new future, and begin to build a plan for achieving it. The program uses a group process, and participants share personal experiences as they move through the program. Here is a photo of Lloyd and his graduation certificate. Congratulations, Lloyd. On an even higher note, Lloyd moved into his home on June 2nd organized through Operation Renewed Hope Foundation and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Soon, his wife joins him from a hospital care facility. Congratulations, Lloyd, we are so very proud of you.
After five months of unemployment, Reuben was very relieved when he and his young family of four recently received assistance from ORHF. ORHF’s assistance prevented eviction and Reuben will soon be back on his feet as he was recently selected for a position at Fort Belvoir’s new hospital. Congratulations Reuben and family!
Thank you for helping us help Veterans like Lloyd and Reuben and all those we serve. It is the least we can do for their service to our Country!
“I went to my appointment with Doctor Williams this morning. We went through a preliminary check up, took x-rays etc… He explained everything that needs to be done, extractions, cleaning, etc… He was great and the dental assistant also. I have another appointment on Wed. the 25th of this month. It will probably take two visits for the initial work. Thanks again Deborah. I’ll see you soon. Lloyd”
On November 11, 2011, our founder teamed with another local non-profit that supports homeless female Veterans to help find a suitable property in Northern Virginia. Volunteers with Jeff Jones’ Decorate a Vet program adorned the house with beautiful holiday trimmings. Thanks to folks like Jason and Sam Musleh of Walker’s Grille and several community, private and corporate donations, the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held in early December 2011 was a great success. Most importantly, several female Veterans and their children were welcomed into a lovely furnished home.
Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF) was awarded non-profit status 31 January 2012. In February, ORHF continued to work with a single Navy Veteran mother of two to find employment and permanent housing. This Veteran was foreclosed upon in November and was living in transitional housing with the assistance of ORHF. In April 2012, she and her children moved into permanent housing and she started a new job with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
In March 2013, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation members visited the Prince William drop-in shelter in Woodbridge and New Hope Housing in Alexandria, an award-winning, non-profit agency providing both transitional and permanent housing for homeless families and single adults. Both organizations welcomed ORHF with open arms as a recognized partner in the battle against homelessness. The Prince William drop-in shelter serves at least 18 Veterans who are living in tents in the surrounding area. In Alexandria, New Hope’s Eleanor Kennedy shelter is a temporary home to several Veterans as well.