Horse Program Helps Veterans

(CNN) — In the past 15 years, Maj. Perry Jarmon has been deployed four times. Today, he is part of a different kind of operation called Operation Free Ride. It’s part of a program called Horses4Heroes, a nonprofit organization made up of equestrian facilities nationwide, designed to introduce troops, veterans, first responders and their families … Continue reading »

Interview: Stand Down for Vets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of veterans will get breakfast and lunch, along with some much needed services on Friday. The Hands Down event is happening at the Willamalane Sports Center in Springfield and all veterans are invited. Stand Down volunteer Floyd Bard joined us live for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more. … Continue reading »

Interview: Wreaths Across America

EUGENE, Ore. — A national effort is under way to make sure veterans are remembered during the holidays. It’s called Wreaths Across America. Wreaths will be placed on graves at more the 800 locations nationwide. Commander Roxanne Cole, of the Mahlon Sweet Composite Squadron, is leading the local effort along with Musgrove Family Mortuaries and … Continue reading »

Veterans’ Home Helping Local Economy

LEBANON, Ore. — A Veterans’ Home in Lebanon broke ground a year ago, but this week the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs said it would spend $26 million to finish the project: a project that is benefiting the local economy. The approximate $40 million Veterans’ Home will have 154 beds, and 11 houses with a … Continue reading »

Employment Agency Helps Vets, Disabled

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new employment agency is helping veterans and people with disabilities find jobs. The company, Blue Sun Inc., works just like any other employment agency: employers hire the company to match them with employees. Blue Sun Inc. says disabled people are still skilled and talented, but that the word “disability” creates some … Continue reading »

Veterans Attend Job Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 40 companies and government agencies came out for the second annual Hiring Our Heroes event, which organizers stress is a hands-up, not a handout. Open to all veterans and their spouses, the fair was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has a goal of hiring 500,000 vets by … Continue reading »

Hiring Fair for Veterans and Spouses

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The US Chamber of Commerce foundation is hosting a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, Thursday. Companies big and small will be on hand to speak with those looking for a job, post deployment. There will also be a free workshop for one-on-one resume building and interviewing techniques. The event runs … Continue reading »

Veteran Housing Project Home Moved

EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday was a big day for the Veterans’ Housing Project as it moved a home to its new location on 13th Avenue and Jefferson Street. The home was moved early Sunday morning as part of a project to help rehab houses for homeless veterans. The city of Eugene, EWEB, St. Vincent de … Continue reading »

A New Home for Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — A new home for a veteran returning from overseas is almost complete. The house was up on jacks Friday on 13th Avenue as volunteers prepare to move it to its new home on Jefferson Street. The Veterans’ Housing Project is a collaborative effort of private, public and non-profit organizations including the city … Continue reading »

Funds to Boost Homeless Veteran Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless veterans are getting a big boost in housing funding to the tune of $60 million nationwide. Grace Manor staff and tenants are pleased to hear there will be more funding from the HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which they say is vital for homeless veterans in Lane County. The … Continue reading »

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