April 20, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center to offer free eye exams for veterans and spouses through VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (April 20, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is offering free comprehensive eye exams from a local VSP® network doctor through a partnership with VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®, May 6-7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 631 Central Center, Chillicothe. Veterans and their spouses who fall within 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines will qualify for a no-cost comprehensive eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses, many of which can be made on the spot during the event. More complicated prescriptions will be sent to the VSPOne® Optical Technology Center for processing. Those prescriptions will be sent to MVRC and may be picked up at a later date. Care will be provided on-board the VSP Mobile Eyes® clinic, outfitted with exam rooms, dispensaries with popular frame brands, and a finishing lab to make glasses on-site. Please call (740) 571-4555 to make an appointment. This program is not available for any item already covered by insurance, including government programs, or for anyone who’s received care through a VSP program in the last year. The Chillicothe VA Mobile Clinic will be signing veterans up for health care and MVRC will be hosting a BBQ cookout with family-friendly games both days. Other veterans groups will also be there. Together with VSP network doctors, to date, VSP Global Eyes of Hope initiatives have provided access to no-cost eye care and eyewear for more than 1.3 million people in need. VSP is headquartered in Rancho Cordova, […]
April 20, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center to offer free eye exams for veterans and spouses through VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 20, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is offering free comprehensive eye exams from a local VSP® network doctor through a partnership with VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®, May 4-5 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Veterans and their spouses who fall within 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines will qualify for a no-cost comprehensive eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses, many of which can be made on the spot during the event. More complicated prescriptions will be sent to the VSPOne® Optical Technology Center for processing. Those prescriptions will be sent to MVRC and may be picked up at a later date. Care will be provided on-board the VSP Mobile Eyes® clinic, outfitted with exam rooms, dispensaries with popular frame brands, and a finishing lab to make glasses on-site. Please call (614) 230-0662 to make an appointment. This program is not available for any item already covered by insurance, including government programs, or for anyone who’s received care through a VSP program in the last year. The Chalmers P. Wylie Columbus VA Mobile Clinic will be signing veterans up for health care on May 4 and MVRC will be hosting a BBQ cookout with family-friendly games both days. Also, the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission van will be assisting veterans with any concerns they have regarding benefits, financial assistance and more. Together with VSP network doctors, to date, VSP Global Eyes of Hope initiatives […]
April 18, 2017

St. Luke’s Lutheran paying it forward

Giving of oneself is really the best way to celebrate the Lenten season and members of the congregation of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church did just that through the church’s Be Rich campaign. The campaign, now in its third year, partners with non-profit organizations to help others through donations and service. “The program is inspired from 1 Timothy 6:18 which says, ‘command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share.,'” said Aaron McCullough, the church’s Be Rich campaign coordinator. “A church in Atlanta first came up with the idea and made resources available to other churches. This happened around the same time as our church leadership was looking for some sort of outreach program to bring us all together (all ages) in serving outside our walls,” he added. St. Luke’s partnered with Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC), The Ohio State University Star House, Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC), Faith Mission, Lutheran Social Services Champion Food Pantry and My Very Own Blanket for the 2017 campaign. “Helping veterans has been near the top of our list for some time, so we decided to take it on this year,” McCullough said. The campaign revolved around three themes: “Give, Serve, Love.” Members of the congregation donated a previously identified item of the week for the campaign which lasted from March 1 through April 4. “Our team looked for items we thought we could really stock up on. We’ve found we make a […]
April 4, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center announces new appointment to board of directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 4, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center welcomes the addition of James West of Loveland, Ohio to its board of directors. James West is the Chief Financial Officer for ITLynk. Previously, West served as Chief Executive Officer for CARSTAR Collision Care Center for the past 17 years. Before that, he served as vice president of Summit Funding Inc., and was a healthcare administrator for Neurological Surgery Associates. West started his career as a certified public accountant for Brankamp, Vosler and Co., in Worthington. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor’s degree in business administration. West has two sons and a daughter-in-law serving in the U.S. Army. He has been involved in raising funds for The Fisher House Foundation through the CARSTAR Annual Golf Outing. The Fisher House Foundation supports injured veterans by putting their families up in special houses while they recover from injuries sustained in combat. The foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flier miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. West serves on the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Board for Cincinnati. West’s appointment expands the MVRC board of directors from ten to eleven 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 […]
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