Some of the 'Services' and 'Programs we have available
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180 W. Idaho Ave, Ontario, Oregon 97914
We encourage you to 'click' on the above 'f' (FACEBOOK LINK) in the red circle to see our daily postings of stories and information relevant to 'Veterans, Military and their Families'.
Our "Facebook Page Manager' is fantastic and really does a Great Job in posting a wide array of interesting stories. We really appreciate the work she does!!! Thanks Marilyn
Every Day, not just Memorial Day, we should be thankful for the hundreds of thousands of men and women who gave their lives, that we as a Nation may continue to live with the Freedoms and Values that make this Country so Great!
MORE THAN A RACE: This is more than a race, it is a celebration of all US servicemembers who have given their lives or parts of themselves physically in combat operations around the globe. The after party promises to be epic. We will have local beer, music, food, local coffee, and lots to do for kids. All race proceeds will go to the Idaho Department and Chief Joseph Chapter 509 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (a 501C3 nonprofit). This event was created by local Purple Heart recipients, and there will be an opportunity for all participants and supporters to meet and learn from those men and women who have been wounded in combat. The race courses will be lined with pictures and stories about Purple Heart Recipients who gave their lives in the Global War on Terror (since 9/11/2001). Bring out your families, let your children meet and absorb the words of Gold Star families (who have lost loved ones in combat), Vietnam War Purple Heart Recipients, and Purple Heart Recipients from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are among us every day, this in a unique opportunity for all of us to see and hear from local community members who have given more than most for our Nation.
The hotline’s pilot began under direction of the Veterans Experience Office on June 1, 2017, and entered phase two on October 15, 2017.
White House VA Hotline: 1-855-948-2311.
Calls are answered by a live agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The hotline is staffed by more than 60 agents who have had extensive training on VA programs and services. Most of these agents are a Veteran, military family member, caregiver or a survivor.
The White House VA Hotline conducts immediate warm hand offs for at-crisis risk Veterans needing the services of the Veterans Crisis Line.
Trends identified by the hotline will be used to rapidly respond to systemic inefficiencies and empower VA employees to resolve Veteran concerns quickly.
Our Chairman / Founder Ronald Verini , writes 2 articles a month which are published in a regional newspaper. You can read these articles here on our Webpage just by clicking on the heading 'Veterans Articles'. This Article will be published May 12, 2019.
ALSO, be sure to check-out our "Gallery of Veterans Stories" listed under 'More' on our header bar.
Major League Baseball pulled the curtain back today on a number of special edition 2019 uniforms, to include editions designed to honor the fallen and celebrate military personnel throughout the month of May.
One noticeable change, compared to previous seasons, is that the League is taking a more subtle approach with its Memorial Day uniform accents in an effort to respect the real meaning behind the day, Melanie LeGrande, Major League Baseball’s vice president of Social Responsibility, told Military Times.
“From Major League Baseball’s perspective, it was important for us to ensure that we were being appropriate to the spirit of Memorial Day," LeGrande said.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to celebrate and support the military, to honor those who have been lost, and to understand their memory, their commitment, and how we feel about military families who have lost a loved one.”
April 13, 2019 By J. D. Simkins, Military Times
1-800-273-8255 press 1
A 'confidential, free resource
even if you're not registered with VA
or not enrolled in VA health care.
ALSO, check-out our directory of "RESOURCES" which you can get to by clicking on our "PROGRAMS/RESOURCES/BOD" section on the Header Bar.
We have added this '9/11 Special' to the top of our "SHOP" Page. Just click on the Red Action Button just below here and it will take you right to the section.
We also have here posted an 'Awareness Story' on AGENT ORANGE from the VA.
We have also added three more 'Community Supporters', the Ontario Basque Club, The Ontario Elks Lodge#1690, and the Saturday Market in Ontario. We thank them all for supporting our Veterans, Military and First Responders.
We really appreciate your interest in 'Who we are and What we do'. If you have any questions or suggestions well please contact us with an email, a phone call, or just drop on in the office. The 'Red' contact button below will give you our contact info. Thanks
Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida Doing The Right Things for The Right Reasons - Supporting Military Members- Veterans- and Their Families
We support 'Our Mission' through Donations and an All Volunteer Staff. Pictured here to the right is a young High School Senior whose Senior Project was to raise money for our Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida programs, which he did by completing an engine swap in a Ford Taurus and thus raised $2,666.75. He is pictured with our Chairman and a few of our Veteran Volunteers.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Our new Logo reflects the two main States we serve, Oregon & Idaho, and was created by Brian McKinley with Young Leaders Program headquartered in Salem, Oregon. Thank You.
Symbol of the Greatest Nation on Earth, and we are privileged to be an 'American'.
This 'Logo' has been so good for us that we will still continue to use this along with our 'New Logo'.
We are thankful for the benefits and interest garnered from this billboard, courtesy of Meadow Outdoor Advertising .
Since it's beginnings in 1947, the Basque Club has continuously supported our Countries Military and Veterans. We at Veteran Advocates of Ore-ida thank the Basque Club for their continuing encouragement and support. Please click on the photo to learn more about the Ontario Basque Club.
Here in our Downtown Moore Park, a group of area Farmers and Crafters offer their 'bounty' every Saturday from June thru September. They have always been supportive of our Veterans and their Families, and we thank them all for that support. To see more about the Saturday Market click the photo & see their Facebook page.
It is now 1 year and 6 months after the damage from the winter storm of 2017. The heavy snow collapsed our roof and we are just now getting the re-construction of our Main Building. This has been a bit of a 'setback', but as veterans and military, we all know that we 'continue on', make the best of what we have, do the best we can with that, and 'CARRY-ON' !
We had just been in our new 'Headquarters' a year, and starting to really build a new momentum, then the damaging winter storm of 2017 really put us in a hole, temporarily disrupting our abilities to provide resources & services to our local & regional veterans and their Families.
We then set up in our smaller front building and started the movement to rebuild.
How many times in life have we learned that "WHAT DEFINES US IS HOW WELL WE RISE AFTER FALLING".
After arduous negotiations with Insurance and Code issues, we finally get to start deconstructing the Main building. We want to thank our General Contractors, Our Insurance Company, the City of Ontario, Oregon, and all the contractors that are engaged in the reconstruction process. We are told that the "New Building" might be ready by Veterans Day 2018, and are looking forward 'opening the doors' and really thanking ALL those who worked on getting back in our main office.
Recovery has many 'looks',as you can see through the shell of our building, there is the Mobile VA Vet Counseling Van preparing 'combat vets and their families for a new life. We still are maintaining our commitment to those that need assistance and resources, even though we too are tending our injuries from this destruction of our main building.
NEVER GIVE UP!
Sometimes 'progress' seems so very slow, but if we have patience and 'bank' on a solid foundation for the structure of our lives, we will be rewarded with positive results with which to build our future!
We are very thankful for the 'crew' working on building us a very strong supportive 'foundation' and support for the new Roof, all adding to the longevity and solid future of our "Mission".
Yes, the construction crews have been diligently working to get this building maybe ready for Veterans Day! We at VAOI have never given up hope, and as you can see our 'confidence' is being rewarded! This picture was taken the last week of September 2018, the first picture here 'Initial Damage' was taken in December 2017, Patience and Confidence have given results.
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