While working outside a Publix store this summer, Veterans Support Organization (VSO) learned about the needs of veterans in Sebastian, FL.
So the organization gave a $300 donation on June 28 to the nearby Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10210.
“By being in this community, we had the privilege of meeting a local veteran who told us all about the challenges facing veterans in the area where he lived,” said Richard VanHouten, president and CEO of VSO. “As a result, VSO made a donation to the VFW to help make life a little easier for some of those veterans. That’s what VSO is all about: working in the community and helping veterans in the same community.”
Donating back to the community is as much a part of VSO as providing jobs for veterans. VSO’s work program provides jobs for struggling veterans who collect donations from the public in communities across Florida. The jobs enable veterans to get paychecks and overcome economic distress.
Added VanHouten: “Our work program gives veterans the unique opportunity to regain their financial independence and rebuild self-esteem after struggling, often for a long time, to make ends meet.”