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Hundreds of volunteers serve local veterans during Operation United

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 05-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, May 17, more than 300 volunteers came together for one purpose: to serve local veterans. Heart of West Michigan United Way recruited 318 volunteers for Operation United, a day of outdoor landscaping, repair projects, and construction at...

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Getting the support he needs at Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 04-02-2019 under NONPROFITS

Orlando Santiago needed all the support he could get when he transferred from Muskegon Community College to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Orlando joined Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) in September 2018, and the staff helped him with the...

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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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