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Team Rubicon and Team RWB Columbus help local vet Posted January 31, 2017

“It’s a beautiful day for it, at least,” said Marion resident Pam Jeffers as car after car full of volunteers descended upon the burned-out trailer home of her brother, Ron Staats, at 974 Bennett Street in Marion early Saturday morning. After a brief roll-call and safety briefing, the more than 30 men and women got right to work. They came from all over the state and from all walks of life, with one common thread…

Welcome Dixie Bishop to MVRC Posted January 26, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center is pleased to welcome Dixie Bishop to our staff as our newest Veterans Services Specialist. Bishop is a Air Force veteran who served as a mortician in the U.S. Air Force. After the military, she served as a teacher. She comes to us from Columbus City Schools. She will be helping our veterans through difficult life transitions toward the path of self reliance. Welcome Dixie!

New Year, New Career virtual job fair Posted January 13, 2017

Bummed you couldn’t make it to the MVRC New Year, New Career job fair at Wright-Patterson AFB this week? Never fear, we have a comprehensive list of military-friendly employers who participated in our in-person event along with current openings at their organizations. The list includes some of Dayton’s top employers in the aerospace, technology, intelligence, logistics, finance, healthcare and more. Employers who will be at the fair are: Synchrony Financial  – (Current openings) UTC Aerospace…

New Year, New Career will feature Dayton’s top military-friendly employers Posted January 9, 2017

Transitioning out of the service? Out for awhile and not happy where you are at? Or are you a spouse looking for extra cash? Then come to MVRC’s fourth annual New Year, New Career job fair Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Hope Hotel near Wright-Patterson AFB. The fair is free of charge for attendees and will feature more than 40 of Dayton’s top military-friendly employers. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.…

Vietnam vet receives new water heater thanks to MVRC grant Posted January 4, 2017

Why is it that as soon as you feel that first cold bite of winter, major appliances tend to break down? A local Vietnam veteran experienced just that when one of the heating elements in his water heater went bad in the beginning of December. Howard and Laura Heimlich were blessed with hot water once again courtesy of a grant MVRC obtained from Home Depot. What’s even better is his step-grandson and MVRC counselor, Ryan…

Video: Lending a hand Posted December 30, 2016

MVRC Chillicothe staff helped serve the daily meal at the Carver Community Center in Chillicothe last week. The meal had a holiday theme with turkey, ham, stuffing, green beans and more. MVRC donated the ham to the cause. Happy holidays!

MVRC staff member participates in Wreaths Across America Posted December 29, 2016

Despite the cold misty air floating over gravestones of various sizes half-hidden by snow, more than 50 volunteers showed up to Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens on a recent Saturday to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The group, bundled up in various layers some with gloves and some without, were there to participate in Wreaths Across America, a national initiative to make sure no veteran is forgotten during the holidays. Wreaths…

MVRC holiday message Posted December 24, 2016

The holiday season is upon us and we are all well on our way in our celebrations with family and friends. During your celebrations this weekend, please pause and take a moment to reflect on all the things and people we value in our lives. At Military Veterans Resource Center, we are grateful for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines currently deployed all over the world. For them, it’s just another work day. But it’s…

Columbus vet receives free stove thanks to Home Depot Posted December 22, 2016

Columbus veteran Randal Mulligan of Galloway received his gift from Santa a little early this year thanks to our friends at Home Depot! Mulligan had a brand new stove installed in his home on Dec. 19 as his old stove barely functioned. “All I could do was heat up water on the one burner that worked,” he said. The stove was purchased using funds provided by a grant to MVRC from Home Depot for veterans…

Varment Guard donates $600 in gifts to Columbus vet Posted December 16, 2016

Varment Guard collected about $600 in a company-wide campaign to buy Christmas gifts for one of our Columbus families.  Elizabeth Kelly and her four children will have a happy holiday with presents under their tree thanks to Varment Guard’s generosity. Thanks goes out to Roger Clicquennoi, Gwyneth Flynn and Nina Johnston, who took the lead on the collection effort to ensure Kelly and her children have a joyous holiday. They even threw in some gift…