VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 2017-1

February 22, 2017

VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 2017-1

The Southwest Veterans Foundation (SWVF) is the charitable arm of the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce. The SWVF will award its next round of college scholarships to eligible Veterans (or eligible Veteran spouse/child) during May 2017. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, classroom supplies, room and board, and other direct fees levied by the educational institution coincident to college enrollment and attendance. The scholarship will be paid to the college for deposit in the student’s account

Scholarship application. Application attached. Completed applications with all required documentation must be submitted in a single package by Apr 24, 2017 to:

Southwest Veterans Foundation
Attn: College Scholarship Selection Committee
3820 W. Happy Valley Rd.
# 141-455
Glendale, AZ 85310
SWVF Point of Contact. Tom Sheets, tsheets@stonewall-group.com, 623.238.2914

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CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT – Press Release

SOUTHWEST VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCES CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced today that The Ripple Effect is one of two recipients of its quarterly Veteran Charitable Contribution Program. SWVCC will contribute $500.00 to The Ripple Effect to support its local programs.

The Ripple Effect press release 3.17.16


Project Veterans Pride and SWVCC

SOUTHWEST VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO PROJECT VETERANS PRIDE/JAMES WALTON HOME

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced today that Project Veterans Pride is one of two recipients of its quarterly Veteran support program.
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Project Veterans Pride, through the James Walton Home (JWH), provides a Rapid Emergent Transitional Housing Program to homeless Veterans. Dr. Christeen Verchot, a 22- year Air Force Nurse Corps Veteran, is the Project Veteran Pride Chairman, and the James Walton Home Executive Director. Verchot explained that “our goal is to restore honor, dignity, and pride to Veterans in need. We do this by providing immediate food, clothing and shelter, and then, setting up an Individual Case Management Program in order to allow them with the access and support in successfully finding permanent housing, and gainful employment when needed.”

To learn more about Project Veterans Pride or to support its mission and programs, please visit them on The James Walton home-PVP. Their present website is currently under construction and will be up soon.


THE RIPPLE EFFECT and SWVCC

THE RIPPLE EFFECT – Helping Veterans and Families HEAL! This organization has been created in honor of my son Joel to prevent suicide among Veterans.

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) presented a $500.00 check to THE RIPPLE EFFECT , who is Helping Veterans and Families HEAL! This organization has been created in honor of my son Joel to prevent suicide among Veterans.. SWVCC is proud to be able to provide financial support to this most worthy cause. To learn more about or to donate to THE RIPPLE EFFECT please visit them at www.therippleeffectaz.com

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Operation Freedom Bird Press Release – Veteran Charitable Contribution Program

Southwest Veterans chamber of commerce
announces CHARITABLE contribution TO
Operation Freedom Bird

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced today that Operation Freedom Bird is one of two recipients of its quarterly Veteran Charitable Contribution Program. SWVCC will contribute $500.00 to Operation Freedom Bird to support its local programs.

Operation Freedom Bird press release 9.10.15

SWVCC is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Veterans, Veteran owned and supportive businesses, and organizations that support our Veterans and their families. Larry Hellman, President of the Chamber, said, “We are very pleased to be able to make this contribution to Operation Freedom Bird to assist it in accomplishing it most worthy and important mission. The care of our Veterans, especially those scarred while serving their Country, is a duty we all share. This was one of two awards we are making this quarter. With continued support from our Members, sponsors, and contributors we will continue to support organizations such as Operation Freedom Bird for years to come.”

Operation Freedom Bird is an Arizona 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique healing journey and therapeutic program aimed at helping combat veterans from all wars continue the process to heal from symptoms of PTSD and unresolved grief/loss. Founded by a decorated Vietnam Veteran Air Force and America West Captain Pat Lynch, it was named after the “Freedom Bird” flights that transported those serving in Vietnam back home when their tours of duty in the war zone were completed. Annually for the last 27 years, Operation Freedom Bird has transported approximately 50 Veterans on this four-day healing journey. The airplane and crew is provided by Southwest Airlines, but all other expenses are shouldered by Operation Freedom Bird, and a small donation from its participants. Founder Pat Lynch said “these journeys and our Veteran support would not be possible without financial support from individuals and organizations such as SWVCC. We deeply appreciate their kindness and recognition of the value of our work.”

To learn more or to donate to Operation Freedom Bird, please visit their website at www.operationfreedombird.org.

For more information about the SWVCC, please see contact information above or www.southwestveteranschamber.com.


Horse Rhythm Foundation Press Release Veteran Charitable Contribution Program

Press Release Veteran Charitable Contribution Program

Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Announces CHARITABLE contribution TO
Horse Rhythm FOUNDATION

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced today that Horse Rhythm Foundation is one of two recipients of its quarterly Veteran Charitable Contribution Program. SWVCC will contribute $500.00 to Horse Rhythm Foundation to support its local programs.

Horse Rhythm press release 8.26.15

SWVCC is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Veterans, Veteran owned and supportive businesses, and organizations that support our Veterans and their families. Larry Hellman, President of the Chamber, said, “We are very pleased to be able to make this contribution to Horse Rhythm Foundation to assist it in accomplishing it most worthy and important mission. The care of our Veterans—and First Responders—and their families, especially those scarred while performing their heroic missions, is a duty we all share. This was one of two awards we are making this quarter. With continued support from our Members sponsors, and contributors we will continue to support organizations such as Horse Rhythm Foundation for years to come.”

Horse Rhythm Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designed to offer specialized services for Veterans, First Responders, and their families suffering with mental health disorders (PTSD) and physical disabilities (Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and amputations, etc.) due to combat or public safety tragedies. It was established and is fostered by disabled war veterans in an attempt to bridge the gap between conventional healing and whole-being wellness of mind, body, and spirit. HRF offers equine-assisted services that recognize, respect, and honor the basic value of our military, law enforcement and firefighters, as well as their families. Horse Rhythm Foundation recently relocated from its previous site on 67th Avenue to the Midwestern University campus in Glendale where it will be integrated into its College of Veterinary Medicine. Its Founder, Sahika Reilly, is a 9 1/2 year Air Force and Operation DESERT STORM Veteran. Sahika commented that “this contribution comes at an important time as we relocate our facilities to the campus of Midwestern University. We deeply appreciate the SWVCC for recognizing the value of our work in assisting Veterans in need, and look forward to continuing our membership and work with them.”

To volunteer with or donate to Horse Rhythm Foundation, please visit their website at www.horserhythm.org.

For more information about the SWVCC, please see contact information above or www.southwestveteranschamber.com