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Returning Veterans Project via Crowdrise
July 03, 2013

@ReturningVeterans raised over 10K in @Craignewmarks #VetsChallenge! Plus $1,500 in Bonuses. Thanks everyone for your support!!  See more

THE STORY:

Returning Veterans Project (RVP) is dedicated to helping our newest generation of warzone veterans return all the way home to their families, friends and communities.  

Created in 2005, we believe it’s the community’s responsibility to help heal both the short and long-term repercussions of war zone service. Inclusion, recognition and honor are at the heart of our community-based services and we challenge you to join our fundraising campaign so we can expand our services locally and challenge other states to follow our lead!

Our Mission: RVP provides free confidential counseling and complementary health care services in Oregon and Southwest Washington for Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans, National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty Service Members, and their families. Our services are free because we recruit, train and support a large network of licensed, community-based practitioners who volunteer by opening a pro bono slot in their practice for those we serve.

We now have 150 volunteer practitioners. They are: psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage & family therapists, alcohol/drug counselors, art and Equine therapists, as well as chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists and massage therapists.

The funds that you donate to RVP through VCC2 will support our work this year to recruit, train and support another 60 licensed professionals willing to volunteer their professional time and care to those we serve.  

The demand for our services has greatly increased over the last year. In 2013 alone, our volunteer providers delivered 3,843 hours of free, confidential counseling and complementary healthcare services to: 394 OEF/OIF/OND Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and Reservists, and 160 spouses, children, parents and other close family members across Oregon and in Clark County Washington.

Help RVP serve the Second Wave!

We’re experiencing our largest annual client number increase due in part, to a 'second wave’ of, OEF/OIF/OND Veterans home five years or longer, in crisis and seeking treatment for the first time.  Some are couch surfing, already homeless, or face criminal charges. Many are no longer eligible to enroll at the VA for services or are waiting to receive VA services. 

For the past four years, the Oregon National Guard has had the first to third highest rate of suicide of all Guards in the nation. We are working closely with them, the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs and other Veterans’ organizations to prevent suicide by reducing barriers to care, which includes, the military stigma still strongly attached to needing mental health services.   

All RVP services are confidential. Veterans do not have to have to file a claim to receive our services and paperwork is minimal. Our clients are not charged a single dollar and they and their family members can receive services for as long as they are needed. 

Many of the Veterans we’ve served have called RVP 'life changing'. Some have let us know that after our services, they have been able to earn a Bachelors or Masters degree!

Thank you for supporting the Returning Veterans Project and those we serve. 

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To This Fundraiser

$10,465

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Juana Zertuche

    $25

  • Semper Fi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Bernie Blazek

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Monte Akers

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa Rigney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brittany O'Connor

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Major (R) Joelle Rankins Goodwin

    $20

  • Rethinking Psychiatry

    $235

  • Sarah D. Holloway

    $25

  • Sarah Smith

    $10

  • Anonymous friend

    $10

  • Heather W

    $40

  • Shane Rider

    $50

  • Buffy Rider

    $50

  • Anonymous friend

    $10

  • Abe Cohen

    $250

  • Linda & Butch

    $50

  • Kellie Tresch

    $40

  • Guy Burstein

    $3,000

  • Carol and David Turner

    $200

  • Anne McLaughlin

    $50

  • John Cimral

    $100

  • Andrea Vargo

    $50

  • Jackie Elliott

    $50

  • Jerry Elliott

    $50

  • Nancy Kiefer and Naikang Tsao

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sandra Boggs

     

  • Catherine Sills

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sons of The American Legion Squadron 437 Mazomanie Wisconsin

    $50

  • Chuck & Theresa Perala

    $100

  • FLIR Systems, Inc.

    $3,000

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Leach-Provancha

    $10

  • Trinity Rose

    $15

  • Nicole Rider

    $50

  • Isaac and Lydia Archuleta

    $20

  • Isaac and Lydia (again)

    $30

  • Timshel Tarbet

    $100

  • Amber Rowland

    $15

  • Kate Murphy

    $50

  • Jill Bennett

    $50

  • Virginia

    $50

  • Yevette Portalatin

    $20

  • Gerry Bowlby

    $100

  • Susie Shew

    $25

  • Steve and Alicia Warming

    $40

  • Shane Addis

    $20

  • Jeff Weaver

    $50

  • sharon&Richard; Kiefer

    $100

  • Columbia River Ripples

    $100

  • Marcia & Esther Leslie

    $50

  • Justin and Victoria Haugen

    $50

  • Money raised at the Joey James concert

    $50

  • Maureen Murphy

    $100

  • Dennis T. Smith

    $105

  • Colleen Moloney

    $100

  • Mary & Dave Krug

    $50

  • Carlin Chrisman

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Allison Schulnik

    $100

  • Colonel (Ret.) Ted A. Cimral

    $10

  • Jory Thomas

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jonathan Rivera

     

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105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $10,465 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Returning Veterans Project

Amount Raised

$7,550

 

76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Buffy Rider

Amount Raised

$1,065

 

107% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jackie Elliott

Amount Raised

$820

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Sarah Smith

Amount Raised

$500

 

50% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mike McCarrel

Amount Raised

$170

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Monte Akers

Amount Raised

$125

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Eddie Black

Amount Raised

$110

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Brittany O'Connor

Amount Raised

$65

Donor Comments

Jonathan Rivera

Jonathan Rivera

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jory Thomas

Jory Thomas

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Colonel (Ret.) Ted A. Cimral

Colonel (Ret.) Ted A. Cimral

DONATION: $10

In Tribute to my little brother, Major John J. Cimral. 4 years ago

Allison Schulnik

Allison Schulnik

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Carlin Chrisman

Carlin Chrisman

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Mary & Dave Krug

Mary & Dave Krug

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Colleen Moloney

Colleen Moloney

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Dennis T. Smith

Dennis T. Smith

DONATION: $105

This is dedicated to my Father's only brother, Paul Smith(Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army) Who died in combat in 1969 at 36 years old during the Viet Nam War. He received the Silver Star for his courage and dedication to his fellow soldiers. 4 years ago