• Small to medium size jeans
• Outdoor shoes sizes 6- 10
• Rain gear
• Outdoor shirts
WINTER ITEMS NEEDED
•FOOD for homeless people requires special consideration. First, they suffer from malnutrition. It should provide protein, vitamins and minerals. Second they don’t have kitchens. It needs to be accessible without a can opener, and not need refrigeration AFTER opening. REMEMBER Plastic cups will crush. Canned fruits and vegetables, canned (with pull tabs is helpful) meats like Dinty Moore, tuna or meat-based soups and peanut butter in plastic jars. Here is an example of what to include in a bag of food:
• 2 cans tuna or salmon
• 6-pack small cans of fruit
• Jar Peanut Butter
• 3 cans meat-based soup with veggies
• Can Dinty Moore Stew
• 6-pack 12 oz V8 fruit or vegetable juice
HYGIENE items are always important. Think about access to facilities when you select items. For example, hand sanitizers that don’t need water are important.
• Soap/body wash
• Toothpaste, toothbrush and floss
• Foot powder
• Nail care
• Twin beds and mattresses
• End Tables and night stands
• Kitchen items
• Small kitchen tables with chairs
If you have other items you would like to donate to the organization, or questions about what we need or how you can help by donating your time or services, please call 570.664-6468 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pathfinders bring Valor programs into new communities. They become community Ambassadors for our efforts and help grow the organization. Often this is done with small scale efforts to locate homeless Veterans and bring needed supplies. Other opportunities exist in our holiday meals, Veterans Unstoppable and Stand Down programs. Please email email@example.com to find out more about this satisfying opportunity to provide a Hand Up On the Home Front.
Paul House requires a large number of volunteers performing a wide variety of tasks. We need Cooks, Administrative support, maintenance, people answering phones, sorting and receiving food and clothing donations, preparing for stand downs, delivering furniture and taking homeless Veterans to appointments / work. To get involved in this critical aspect of Veterans assistance please contact Michelle at (570)664-6468 or Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin’s House is currently under renovation. We desperately need your skills in the trades!! Come swing a hammer, wet a paint brush or run some electrical wire so we can get more homeless Veterans off the streets!! To get involved at Kevin’s House contact Steve at (740)258-3857
Stand Down Support
Stand Downs have become the cornerstone of our outreach efforts to locate homeless Veterans. At a Stand Down we provide non-perishable food like a food pantry, clothing like a clothing closet and a warm meal like a soup kitchen in the location where the homeless frequent and or live. Additional services are available for the Veterans as well like survival gear like sleeping bags and tents. To be a Pathfinder for a new Stand Down location or to get involved in a Stand Down in Pennsylvania please email email@example.com
To get involved in a Stand Down in NJ please contact Mike at: (609)480-6263
To get involved in a Stand Down in Ohio please contact Steve at: (740) 258-3857
Please check our event calendar for a schedule of these important Stand Down events.
Peer Support Leaders:
Peer Group leaders serve an important part of helping Veterans through the service to civilian transition. Maybe you have what it takes to serve this important role. Contact Glen at (570)369-3797 to enroll in training today!!
Holiday Meals Support:
Holiday Meal program has several options to get involved. Food collection, organization and distribution are the three main volunteer components. We have a set food item distribution list to help ensure we provide well balanced nutrition to our Veterans, remain in the holiday celebration traditions, ease food donor recruitment messaging and streamline packaging during meal preparation for our volunteers. To nominate a financially struggling Veteran family or to volunteer please call: (570)534-2854
Resilient Warrior is our program to help with filing application with the VS, Social security administration or state offices. To volunteer to become a representative will require you to submit an accredited claims agent application with the VA and to pass an exam. We will gladly help by providing your books, telephonic advice and a manual of Valor procedures for your use and reference. To get involved in this important program please email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s face it all these things cost money. Electricity, fuel for trucks, buying nails for Kevin’s House and insurance are all expenses we can’t escape. If you want to help us feed the vets, provide facilities for counseling services or make sure our trucks can get house hold items into newly housed homeless Veterans apartments consider hosting a fund raiser. To learn the rules about Valor fundraising please email Amy at: email@example.com