PIQUA – Operation Veteran and Caregiver Support, a local nonprofit that launched in 2019 in Piqua in an effort to connect veterans and their caregivers to resources, continues to grow its offerings as the holidays approach.
The organization works locally but will assist any veteran or caregiver who contacts it as a resource network, said Valerie Mullikin of Piqua. She is the organization’s director and the wife and caregiver of a disabled veteran.
Mullikin has been talking at public meetings about the organization, what it offers and what it needs.
Among activities is Muster and Mingle Events, monthly gatherings started in late 2021 to provide veterans, caregivers and others an opportunity to gather in a social setting.
As an example, a Quilt of Valor was presented to Englewood’s John Clarke at the March Muster and Mingle at the Troy-Miami County Public Library in Troy. The quilt was made by the Miami Valley Quilters Guild, whose website is mvqgohio.com.