July 27, 2017

Operation: Tools for School assists veterans and their families with back-to-school costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 27, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will help veteran and service member families defray their children’s back-to-school costs through its Operation: Tools for School program. From Aug.1 – until Aug. 31 veterans, service members, guard/reserve members and their spouses can receive assistance when proof of service and birth certificates/proof of custody for each child is presented at MVRC’s Columbus Resource Center at 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 350. “Operation: Tools for School helps vets and families make a positive start to the school year,” said Len Proper, executive director of MVRC. “We want children to feel excited about school. It’s a joy to see them begin the school year with bright eyes and happy smiles,” he added. For more information about this program, call 614-230-0662. Donations to Operation: Tools for School can be made by visiting our website or by dropping off items/monetary funds to our Columbus center during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday). 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. ###
July 12, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center to sponsor Military Day at the Franklin County Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 12, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center is sponsoring Military Day at the 100th running of the Franklin County Fair Thursday, July 20. Military and veterans with proper identification will get into the fair free that day. Otherwise, daily admission is $7 (children 2 and under are free). Most attractions and performances are free with admission (excluding select grandstand events, rides, games and food). Parking is free throughout the fairgrounds. The USO of Central and Southern Ohio is hosting a Military Zone at the fair. Members of the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army and Coast Guard will have military vehicles and other types of equipment on display. There will be multiple opportunities for the general public to engage and interact with military members throughout the day. The fair is celebrating its 100th run with a historical exhibit at the Historical Village Museum. Other activities that day include a petting zoo, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Kids Tent, a historical scavenger hunt, Nojoe’s Circus, Ham Bone Express pig racing, Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur show and more. A truck pull by the Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit starts at 7 p.m., in the grandstand at a cost of $5 per person. A military color guard will post the colors for the singing of the National Anthem followed by a musical tribute to all branches of the military. The evening’s musical entertainment will be the Southern Rock Band at 7:30 p.m. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance […]
July 11, 2017

Sparky’s American Motorcycles Sneek Peek Party benefits Military Veterans Resource Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CINCINNATI, Ohio (July 11, 2017) – Sparky’s American Motorcycles in Monroe will be hosting a Sneek Peek Party with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Military Veterans Resource Center, Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16. According to the Sparky’s website, this special “Sneek Peek” event will introduce you to 12,000 square feet of music, motorcycles and mayhem. Sparky’s is located at 316 N. Main St., in Monroe. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Monroe Mayor Robert E. Routson and members of the Monroe City Council will cut the ribbon at noon on Saturday. There will be food, beer provided by Miller-Coors, and live music provided by Kleiner Callahan, the Amy Sailor Band and Dallas Moore among others. Sparky’s will have specials on all inventory throughout the store and will have Its NHRA Top Fuel Harley, the Monroe Police Department’s drag race car and the City of Monroe’s antique fire truck on display both days. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend’s events will benefit Military Veterans Resource Center. Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. It is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers in Hamilton, Dayton, Columbus and Chillicothe. ###
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