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Veterans Outreach Center Events in August

Veterans Outreach Center
Veterans Outreach Center
VOC

Every month, Rochester’s Veterans Outreach Center’s newsletter contains information of interest to veterans.

UPCOMING VOC EVENTS
Pound the Ground for Veterans

On September 6, 2014, the VOC will sponsor the 2014 Pound the Ground for Veterans Run/Walk
Pick your own challenge: There is a 10K Race, a 5K Race, and a 5K Walkathon in Mendon Ponds Park. Athletes and veterans will participate alongside each other! Visit the VOC website for registration and sponsorship information.

**PTG Volunteer Registration is Now Open!** If you are interested, please visit the VOC website to sign up!

A Stars and Stripes Celebration

Join the VOC November 6, 2014 for a moving evening to commemorate our local heroes, the men and woman of our Armed Forces who have served, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation during our current and most recent military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Volunteer of the Quarter
Please congratulate the VOC’s Volunteer of the Quarter, Tony Berrardi, who mentors clients in our financial counseling program, and prepares taxes during tax season.

Volunteer Openings at VOC

  • Pound the Ground Volunteer Registration is open!
  • "On-Call" Welcome Center volunteer opportunities available.
  • CompeerCORPS Veteran to Veteran mentorship program - Contact Mike Buckpitt at 295-7807.

Reconfigurations: Collage and Poetry by Veterans and Their Families.

Is on view at the Our House Gallery August 1 – August 30, 2014

783 South Avenue
Rochester NY 14620

Gallery Hours
Tuesday: 5 – 7 PM
Fridays” 1 – 3 PM
Or by appointment (585-295-7836)

The Stars and Stripes Flag Store Home Front Flags Campaign

The Stars and Stripes Flag Store wants you to celebrate our Nation's flag by displaying a flag on your home, or wearing a flag on your heart from The Stars and Stripes Flag Store. Whether in person, or online, all proceeds go toward the 100% free programs offered to our veterans.

Operation Welcome Home
Spread the word! If someone you know is returning from overseas, or has a family member returning from overseas, please contact VOC to arrange a homecoming!

Operation Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans and Military Families

Register now for Thursday August 21, 2014
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Veterans Outreach Center
791 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

585-263-6700, Tammi Bennett, SBA

Rochester Veterans Writers Group
The Rochester Veterans Writers Group is open to veterans of all ranks, from all branches of the service, and from all wars.

The only requirement is the desire to write and there is no fee.

The group’s main focus is non-fiction writing, based on memories, emotions and the impact of tours of duty during war and peace; from the battlefield to the home front.

The intent of the group is to:

  • Develop writing skills.
  • Provide a forum to share unique experiences.
  • Strengthen Monroe County’s veteran community.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Barnes & Noble at RIT
100 Point Park Drive
6 to 8 PM

Contact
Tim Hansen: timothy.j.hansen299@gmail.com
Mary Finucane: mfinuc@gmail.com