Actor’s trust provides financial boost to Valley veterans’ group

Valley-based nonprofit S.E.E.4VETS has received a $100,000 donation on behalf of actor and veteran William E. Phipps. The $100,000 gift to Support Education and Employment for Vets came from the trust of Mr. Phipps, who died in June at the age of 96. The money will support student veterans at community colleges “to persist and advance in their […]

Three-day event HeroPreneur aims to benefit veterans

HeroPreneur, a three-day experience for America’s veterans, will return to Phoenix from Nov. 14-16 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., to empower veterans through entrepreneurship, education and careers while celebrating the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day. Keynote speakers will include The Shark Group’s Daymond John and U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) Lt. Col. […]

Arizona Elk Society provide hunting trip for disabled veteran

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Neil Schalk had a holiday experience he’ll never forget, thanks to the Arizona Elk Society’s Hunts for Heroes Program. The program, a partnership between the Arizona Elk Society and Arizona Game and Fish, connects veterans with disabilities with Arizona hunting outfitters to get veterans out of their routine and enjoying the […]

Arizona Elk Society creates hope for 24 wounded veterans

The Arizona Elk Society recently returned from 24 different hunts across northern Arizona. But these weren’t ordinary expeditions. As part of the Hunts for Heroes Program, The Arizona Elk Society and Arizona Game and Fish connect veterans with disabilities with Arizona hunting outfitters to get veterans out of their routine and enjoying the outdoors. Fifty percent of the veterans participating in the AES Hunts for Heroes program have never experienced the hunt, according to a press release.

Support Valley veterans at 3rd annual charity golf tournament

Support veteran students and play a round of golf at one of Arizona’s finest courses, the Wigwam Resort. Join S.E.E.4Vets for its Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the historic Wigwam Resort, 300 Wigwam Lane, in Litchfield Park, on Friday, Nov. 18.

Let’s Roll Foundation announces Car Care for Vets event

The Let’s Roll Foundation, a non-profit organization developed to assist veteran’s with their car care, has announced it will be conducting its second annual veterans appreciation event to be held March 5. Big B’s Family Automotive is coordinating the event as well as providing free oil changes and multi-point vehicle inspections for those with military IDs. The event is to be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5, at North Mountain Car Company, 10029 N. Cave Creek Road. The event will feature donated fun, entertainment and food, according to a press release.

TPV car show makes lasting difference in the lives of Arizona veterans

On Nov. 7 the Town of Paradise Valley hosted the 11th Annual Veterans Appreciation Car Show to invite residents to show off their classic cars and to raise money for two non-profits that are dedicated to helping veterans transition back into civilian life after service. Approximately 1,000 people attended the event and raised $8,396 that will be evenly distributed between Sentinels of Freedom and Military Assistance Mission, according to Ed Winkler, the chairman for the Veterans Appreciation Car Show. These funds will allow SOF and MAM to continue to provide housing, food and an education to the men and women who have served and who continue to serve our country.

MORE Foundation extends veterans transportation program

Following a successful three-month pilot program, The MORE Foundation has extended a grant to assist veterans seeking transportation to medical and physical therapy appointments through the end of 2015. The Veterans Transportation Assistance Program launched in July 2015 thanks to The MORE Foundation — also known as Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education — a non-profit organization that envisions a world full of active people. The initial 90-day pilot program was designed to cover the transportation costs for military veterans to make their doctors and physical therapy appointments. The program has received the support of U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema and from the Phoenix VA Health Care System, according to a press release.

Rescued dogs to serve veterans with PTSD

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) has partnered with a military veteran who is a dog trainer to help both veterans with post traumatic stress disorder and homeless dogs. AAWL and SPCA ⎯ the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter ⎯ announced a groundbreaking program during Marine Week, Sept. 10-13. The shelter’s Lead Dog Trainer, Eric Wolfe, recently asked AAWL and SPCA to partner with him on an initiative called “Project 22.” Under the project, Mr. Wolfe is selecting dogs exclusively from the shelter to train as service animals for people suffering from PTSD, primarily military veterans, according to a press release.

Veteran’s spouse, significant others healing workshop to be in Paradise Valley

A world renowned Anglican priest is returning to the Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley to conduct a residential Healing of Memories Workshop for the spouses and significant others of veterans Oct. 16-18. The workshop is to be free of charge, including all meals and two nights lodging on 25 acres of beautiful desert surroundings nestled between Camelback and Mummy Mountains, according to a press release It begins with dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, and ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, according to the press release.