The Rapidian


How Veterans Upward Bound is helping veterans stay focused on their goals

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 02-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Roberto Amaya first heard about Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) when a dear friend sent him a link to the website. After reading about the program, it didn’t take him long to make a decision. “Obviously, I liked what I read, and joined,...

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Helping fellow veterans through Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 12-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

William Vanderslik has been involved with Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) since April 2018. He joined VUB to help fellow veterans with their educational and career goals, and also because he liked the social aspect to the program. “I wanted to...

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Veterans Upward Bound supports veterans with their educational, career goals

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 09-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Did you know that there is a program in Grand Rapids that directly supports veterans’ success with the pursuit of postsecondary education? It’s called Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) and it’s located in Grand Valley State University...

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57th traditional Pow Wow to take place September 8-9 at Riverside Park

by (Grand Valley Am...)

Submitted 08-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

This Pow Wow is something to experience. Whether it is your first time at a pow wow or your tenth, you will enjoy the excitement, the color, the dancing, drumming, crafts and food! This year the event takes place at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on...

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Calm in the chaos: Life of a therapy dog volunteer

by (karenpimpo)

Submitted 12-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Cindy Dutmers loves dogs and loves to help people. While volunteering at West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc., she can do both. Through their visits, Dutmers and her canine partner Meia quietly change the atmosphere of hospitals, veteran’s homes,...

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Vocational rehabilitation, independent living resources available for veterans

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of Veteran’s Day on November 11, this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features the Veteran Peer Supports program at Disability Advocates of Kent County. DAKC’s Christine Morse discusses the program,...

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Program breaks barriers to Michigan's great outdoors

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

Inside the blind, they wait. There’s a thermos of hot coffee and whispered talk about the deer that may come today. Anticipation builds with the coming dawn. And for a while, it’s like before. Before Vietnam or Iraq. Before losing arms...

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Welcome Home: An Event to Support Veterans

by (habitatkent)

Submitted 10-20-2016 under

Celebrate this Veteran’s Day by hearing from Veterans about what it means to be welcomed home. Join us to learn more about Habitat Kent's Veteran Program and learn how we can partner together to truly welcome home our Veterans. Click here...

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#WhiteOut4Vets campaign to honor, support homeless veterans

by (Aquoinette Blair)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

"God bless America!" Patriotically, we say this often but still overlook one of His many blessings called veterans – the men and women who, without regard, defend this country, our freedom and rights to live freely in this…...

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Dine 2 Donate at Kent County Applebee's

by (habitatkent)

Submitted 03-24-2016 under

Visit your local Kent County, Ludington, or Big Rapids Applebees on Friday March 25th to support the Habitat Kent Veteran Program. Ten percent of all the food proceeds from seven Applebees restaurants will go to providing affordable homeownership to...

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