Veterans

featured graphic for Orange County Community Foundation after COVID-19

On June 17, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) hosted the fourth-annual Stand & Salute – a collaborative Giving Day for six nonprofits serving veterans and their families living in Orange County. During the 24-hour online effort, 490 donors helped raise $188,008 for these organizations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it …continue reading

Texas was a bit late in formally freeing its slaves. Union General Gordon Granger and his troops enforced the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865.

This year, Juneteenth will be more than an informal or state or local holiday celebrating the day (June 19) that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially announced in Galveston, Texas — more than two years after the Proclamation was originally announced by President Abraham Lincoln. S. 475 formally declares June 19 …continue reading

featured graphic for Orange County Community Foundation after COVID-19

On June 17, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) will host the fourth-annual Stand & Salute – a collaborative Giving Day aiming to raise $125,000 for six nonprofits serving veterans and their families in Orange County. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives of millions of Americans, it …continue reading

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The Knights of Columbus Council 8599, based at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, joined with other councils nationwide to raise funds to purchase wheelchairs to donate to veterans as part of the Knights’ American Wheelchair Mission. Council 8599’s goal was to raise enough money to be able to donate …continue reading

featured graphic for Orange County Rescue Mission news during COVID-19

Orange County Rescue Mission has recently announced the completion of an expansion project at Tustin Veterans Outpost (TVO), a housing facility that offers transitional housing for homeless or formerly homeless veterans in Orange County, along with veteran specific services including case management, mental health services, educational assistance, vocational training, and …continue reading

featured graphic for Lou Correa, Democratic Congressman for the 46th District in California, during COVID-19

Congressmen Lou Correa (D-CA) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) reintroduced The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2021. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform clinical research on the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in treating veterans’ post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. …continue reading

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The Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCDB) was awarded a Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) grant by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for the amount of $500,000 to help veterans find jobs. In partnership with the Orange County (OC) Veterans Service Office, OC One-Stop Center, and a consortium of …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Senator Dave Min representing District 37 during COVID-19

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced his Senate Bill (SB) 763, which broadens the allowance of veterans suffering from military-related trauma to petition for resentencing, cleared the public safety committee unanimously. SB 763 builds upon 2015 legislation related to incarcerated veterans and their ability to petition for resentencing and removes its …continue reading

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The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today it has awarded $4.9 million in Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) grants for 11 organizations in 13 counties that will help veterans find jobs. “These grants will help connect our veterans with services, training, skills assessment, and job placement across California,” said …continue reading