By Nadine Kelley
The Cottage Grove Rotary Club recently hosted Robert Lowry, who spoke about the Oregon Posse. The Oregon Posse delivers Premium Care Packages to troops deployed abroad and in remote locations. Premium items include quality headlamps and flashlights, special knives and Leatherman multi-tools, wind stopper caps, good coffee, jellybeans, jerky and more, as well as regular items.
Troops have special requests for many common day items, but have no access to those necessary
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A program at the Roseburg VFW is helping local veterans put meat on their table this holiday season. The program originally started in Winston in 1988 by helping a man that had some deer getting into his garden, and later moved up to Roseburg in 2008.
Since then, the men and women at the Roseburg VFW have helped nearly 3,200 veterans, their families, and some of the families in need in the area.
Fostering self-sufficiency is the primary purpose of the Community Outreach, Inc. Good to Go program for veterans in need. It is vets helping each other achieve their goals—finding housing, employment, day-to-day logistical support, camaraderie, and a sense of place.
Every person who has served this country’s armed forces might be different, but all of them share the common bond of having signed their name on the dotted line, and organizers believe these vets deserve a
EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr were both honored at the White House for helping hundreds of homeless veterans.
Mayor Piercy said it was a whirlwind trip lasting about three days. Although it was quick, she said it was a very important trip for our city and for our nation.
First Lady Michelle Obama invited Mayor Piercy and Commissioner Farr to the event, which took place in the east wing