May 17, 2016

Miller Coors employees make series of donations to help local veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAMILTON, Ohio (May 17, 2016) – On Monday, May 16, employees of the Miller Coors Brewery of Trenton, OH awarded Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) a $1,000 donation to help veterans in Butler County. This donation follows the $1,000 donation in gas cards and 200 lbs. of food Miller Coors employees already delivered to MVRC in 2016. Accepting the donation was Veterans Services Specialist Dan Dunaway of MVRC’s Hamilton office, which is located at 633 High St., Ste 101. The Hamilton office is open Monday through Friday to help veterans and families and can be contacted at 513-252-2395. “We’re humbled by the generosity of the Miller Coors employees and grateful for their commitment to veterans in the community,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “Because of their donation, we’ll be able to serve more veterans who need help.” The Trenton brewery opened in 1991 and is one of eight Miller Coors breweries in the United States. As of 2015, 510 employees brew up to 11 million barrels of beer each year. Many employees of the Trenton brewery are veterans, and giving back to vets is an important cause to the team. 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 centers throughout Ohio.   ###    
May 16, 2016

Benton Ridge resident recognized for service to local veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FINDLAY, Ohio (May 16, 2016) – On Friday, May 13, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) presented Dawn Williamson with their Volunteer Service Award for her service to Hancock County’s veterans as a tax counselor. The recognition ceremony took place at 11 a.m. at AMVETS Post 21, located at 423 Trenton Ave. in Findlay. Military Veterans Resource Center partnered with the Ohio Benefit Bank during the 2016 tax season to offer free tax filing assistance to veterans and families. Williamson was one of eight MVRC tax counselors across the state that helped vets file their taxes free of charge. “Dawn completed 61 tax returns and helped veterans claim over $60,000 in refunds this year,” said MVRC Director of Operations Tim Taylor. “She also saved veterans in the Findlay area about $12,000 in tax filing fees, which is a lot of money back into the pockets of our veterans.” According to Williamson, her number of tax appointments doubled this year from 2015, but she’d like to see even more vets utilize the service in 2017. “I like doing taxes and I don’t think people should have to pay a $600 fee to get their taxes filed,” said Williamson. “Two of my appointments cried when they saw their refund, and that made me feel good because they weren’t expecting it when they walked in for their appointment.” A resident of Benton Ridge, Ohio, Williamson worked at H&R Block as an Enrolled Agent for 18 years before volunteering with MVRC.  2016 […]
May 4, 2016

Local leaders give back to Ohio’s veteran community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 4, 2016) – On Tuesday, April 26, members of Next Level Columbus delivered blankets, clothing, hygiene items, backpacks, an electric scooter, and food to Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC). These donations followed the $25,000 check they awarded MVRC at a Fundraising Brunch on April 23, held at VFW Post 7941 in South Bloomfield. Made possible by Next Level Columbus’s Veterans Impact Project (VIP), all donations raised for MVRC will support veterans who are homeless, unemployed, or experiencing mental or physical health conditions. “The goal was to raise $25,000, collect 10,000 items and make 100 connections with veterans in our community,” said VIP Co-Captain Jennifer Sconyers. “Our mentality was to do whatever it takes to accomplish our goal, and we surpassed it.” Due to the support VIP received, Next Level increased their fundraising goal to $40,000 by Friday, April 29 and to date has raised $41,198. Donations can still be made to their Fundly site, available at “We’re humbled by Next Level’s donation and their commitment to Ohio’s veterans,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “Because of their donation, we’ll be able to serve many veterans who need help.” Next Level Columbus is a leadership program designed to help people reach new levels in the workplace and in their personal relationships. As part of their training to be leaders in the community, each graduating class must plan and complete a service project to positively impact the Columbus area. Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) helps […]