MVRC Hamilton news

August 10, 2017

Women Veterans: We need to hear from you!

Women vets! Military Veterans Resource Center needs your help!  We are about to embark on an exciting new initiative just for women veterans! But we need to know what works best for you in your continued growth and well-being as a woman who served/is still serving.  What are the gaps in services for women vets in Ohio? What do you like to do to cope with stress? What are your hopes and dreams? So take a few minutes to let us know what you think by filling out the survey below. And you’ll get a chance to win one of two personal training packages worth over $600 from Human Form Fitness in Grandview as part of the deal. Thanks!  
December 21, 2017
Shoe drop off

Making a difference one pair of shoes at a time

There is nothing like the feeling you get when you put on a nice, comfortable pair of shoes. But what if you did not have the resources to keep good shoes on your feet, especially during the cold winter months? A good and sturdy pair of shoes are a means to living a better life.  Especially for veterans living without a means of transportation except their own two feet. Thanks to a new partnership with The Shoe Project, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will be able to provide sturdy shoes to hundreds of veterans and their families now and into the future. From what started as a failed business attempt, then later a hobby of sorts, blossomed into something special for the Hamilton teen who started the venture five years ago. John Ferguson, 17, a recent graduate of Lakota East High School in Hamilton, started collecting shoes and shipping or hand-delivering them to people around the world when he was 12-years old. The Shoe Project, which started in his family’s garage is now an international nonprofit with an army of over 500 volunteers in 50 countries that has helped more than 15,000 people around the world to date. John Ferguson handed off local operations to Lakota East High School’s AP Government class, taught by Tisha Grote. Outreach is being handled by his father, Andrew, as John is headed off to study at Harvard next fall after completing a year with the U.S. State Department in China. John Ferguson is backed […]
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