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UO Student Veterans On The Job For Comrades

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Housing, Recycling, Veterans, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Monday, February 24 2014
UO student veterans at the jobsite of the 5th VHP house.

Between winter storms, one volunteer group after another has checked off a task associated with “the 5th VHP house,” or the fifth home-rehab outreach by the Veterans' Housing Project (VHP) and an appreciative community to a veteran head-of-household returning from deployment. To date, four veterans and their families are living affordably in remodeled homes while they reconnect with family and reintegrate into the community.

The 5th VHP house is near downtown Eugene and offers a variety of tasks suitable for everyone from skilled craftsmen to hobby gardeners. The latest example is the group of UO student veterans (pictured) who helped build a deck and did prep work for the landscaping. See local news coverage.

Get involved in the 5th VHP house or plan now to help with the next. It’s a practical way to say to a returning veteran, “Thanks for your service.” For more information visit the VHP website. To volunteer contact Kathy Wilson by phone at 541-743-7147 or by email.

VHP in the news:

KEZI:UO Vets Help Vets Housing Project

KVAL: "Just Veterans Helping Veterans"

KLCC: UO Veterans Help Remodel Eugene Home