Homeless veteran pedals to raise funds for vets pets group

  Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist says he’s confident he’ll rejoin the workforce one day. For now, he is happy with his life, bicycling across the country with his canine pal, Daisy, and raising money for the veterans organization that helped the traveling duo. Palmquist, 48, passed through Elizabeth City on Saturday and stopped at Mariners’…

Backpacks with necessities helping homeless vets

For the past four months, volunteers at the Havasu Community Health Foundation have been covertly dispersing backpacks around town that are filled with bottled waters, shampoos and packaged tarps, among other items. The purpose of the organization’s backpack project is to supply homeless veterans with the supplies they need to survive Lake Havasu City’s harsh…

Cub Scouts collect nearly 600 sleeping bags for homeless vets

These Valley kids are learning at an early age that social activism is a noble endeavor. And as a result, their efforts made these cold winter nights a little warmer for nearly 600 homeless veterans of our region. Steven Rude, the Den 6 Leader and his Cub Scouts of Pack 333 in Calabasas, began waging…

Homeless veterans take refuge at Arizona encampment

A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp, run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help of donations from local companies and residents. Mitchell Riley reports for Arizona Public Media. Source:…

Nearly $7,000 raised for charity during Star Guitar Charity Auction

KTHK, 105.5 and 105.9 The Hawk, and Riverbend Communications held their 4th annual Star Guitar Charity Auction on The Early Bird Show Oct. 20-31. Eight guitars were auctioned off that had been signed by country stars like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Keith Urban and dozens more. A total of $6,700…

Man walks United States perimeter to raise money for homeless vets

Source: Fox 25 A Virginia man has spent more than two years walking around the country to raise money and awareness for homeless veterans in America. Leroy Bailey, 54, started walking in Virginia Beach on June 30, 2014. So far he has traveled 10,000 miles around the perimeter of the United States. “This is what…

Amputee charity fundraiser arrives in WA after 5000km ride

Source: WA Today  An Australian amputee riding his bike 10,000km from Vietnam to Sydney has arrived in Perth ahead of his final journey. Vietnam veteran Laurie “Truck” Sams is on a six-month “long ride home”, raising money for veteran suicide and PTSD. A PTSD sufferer himself, Truck hopes to inspire others to seek help. “I’ve been down that…

Jay Leno joins forces with Veterans Charity Ride for a second year

Source: Rapid City Journal Comedian and host of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay Leno, will serve as honorary chairman for Veterans Charity Ride and its new year-round motorcycle therapy program. Leno first became involved with the organization during its inaugural ride last year when he hosted veterans at his garage in Los Angeles. The Veterans Charity…

Charity Car Show gives away $6,500

The $6,500 given away to seven different charitable organizations Wednesday will all stay local and help needy people or good programs in the community. The Charity Car Show raised the money through its annual car show held June 26 at the Lima Auto Mall. There were more than 325 cars participating with a $10 per…

Vincent Jackson’s charity work stands out on Memorial Day

Vincent Jackson has done a lot of charity work with veterans and military families in the Tampa Bay area since signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers way back in 2012. Given that it’s Memorial Day, Kelley Evans of The Undefeated decided to highlight Jackson’s charity work. The whole article is worth a read if you’re…

Vet Tix “I Gave Thanks” PSA Highlights Support for Veteran Community

Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) will be launching its first national television public service announcements (PSAs) in Las Vegas at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show at booth NU3. The two PSAs, titled “Give the Experience” and “I Gave Thanks,” are aimed at showing appreciation for veterans, active duty military and family members of those…