September 30, 2016

Thank You VSP Vision Center!

Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) representatives were invited to the first annual Diversity Expo at the Vision Service Plan (VSP) headquarters in Columbus on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Food Bank Manager Arnold Heightland and Veterans Career Specialist Herb Jones teamed up with VSP’s Veteran’s Business Resource Group to explain the services offered by MVRC to the more than 300 employees and trainees who work at the vision center. MVRC and VSP has recently formed a partnership in which VSP will offer employment opportunities to MVRC veterans with customer service skills at its Easton location, as well as manufacturing jobs at its Lockbourne, Ohio facility. A special thanks goes out to Ryan Paul for the tour and the entire staff at VSP Vision Center for the invitation to attend their Diversity Expo and the wonderful welcome MVRC received from its employees.
September 2, 2016

Military Veterans Resource Center announces new appointment to board of directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (Sept. 2, 2016) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) announced today the addition of Andrea Werner-Cassidy of Huber Heights to its board of directors. “Andrea is dedicated to our goal of helping Ohio’s veterans build strong, healthy lives. We are fortunate to have her guidance, especially as we continue to expand the services we provide veterans,” said Len Proper, MVRC executive director. Werner-Cassidy is a substitute teacher in the Huber Heights City School District. She attended Shawnee State University and graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She brings a broad spectrum of experience as a veterans’ advocate to the board, including her role as a corrections officer in the United States Army and her experience as a member of the Ohio Governor’s Women Veterans Advisory Committee. Werner-Cassidy was also the first director for Women Veterans of the Student Veterans of America, which involved traveling the country giving speeches and presentations in regards to veterans’ educational and mental health needs, as well as participating on multiple panels. Werner-Cassidy’s appointment expands the MVRC board of directors from nine to ten members. Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage their lives. The organization is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio. For additional information, please visit ###
September 1, 2016

Veterans Food Drive kicking off Labor Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2016) – Over 100,000 Ohio veterans rely on food pantries and meal services to feed themselves and their families. This fall, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is running the Veterans Food Drive to help veterans and their families in need of food assistance. From Labor Day through Thanksgiving, Military Veterans Resource Center will collect non-perishable food items and personal care items and distribute them to veteran and service member families. Items can be dropped off at MVRC, located at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 350. Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made at “Last year, we provided over 32,000 meals to Ohio veterans and their families,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “Food has become one of the most important services we provide veterans and running the Veterans Food Drive this fall will help us help more vets.” For more information about the Veterans Food Drive, contact Military Veterans Resource Center at 614-230-0662. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers throughout Ohio.   ###