Veterans

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A decade-long battle over where to build a Veterans Cemetery in Orange County has finally reached bipartisan support for a site in Anaheim Hills. Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed item S40A, brought forward by Supervisor Donald P. Wagner and Chairman Andrew Do, allocating $20 million from …continue reading

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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

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

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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