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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 Veterans Charity Challenge 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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$20,366

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Cain

    $100

  • Salman & Farah Mian

    $500

  • Kimberly Moroney

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Allie

    $25

  • Kristen & Ashley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Debbie Stamos

    $100

  • Sue Merriam

    $20

  • Sheri L Wiegand

    $50

  • Jessica Jones

    $50

  • Blake Miya

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Barbara Bailey

    $50

  • Bob Durston

    $50

  • Vera Moore

    $25

  • Mary Anne Cassin

    $50

  • Emerick Construction

    $500

  • Guy Burstein and Christina Rose

    $50

  • Amber Rowland

    $20

  • Amber Rowland

    $20

  • Courtney Gillaspy

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Erin Fairchild

    $10

  • Amber Beyer

    $10

  • Sarah Elizabeth Rehmer born 10:19am on January 7th 1980

    $20

  • Lisa Anderson

    $10

  • Ashley Tollefson

    $40

  • Cynthia A. Sturm, PhD.

    $250

  • Patrick E. Alton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael Maxwell

    $250

  • lane w. barton

    $100

  • Jessie Carver

    $40

  • Virginia Mix Adatto

    $50

  • Hal and Rebecca

    $50

  • Lisa Milner

    $20

  • Shannon Pernetti

    $120

  • Sarah Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • CrossFit Code Red

    $1,611

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Isabel A. Sheridan

    $25

  • Hillary Frances Houck b 13 April 1982

    $10

  • Glen/Mar Construction, Inc.

    $5,000

  • Charles Hamann

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,430

  • Bob Aptekar

    $50

  • Judy Wilkins

    $50

  • La Senorita o El Senor Anonima/o

    $2,000

  • Sarah and Dave Schrott

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Deborah Bessette

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lori & David Silverman

    $500

  • Monte Akers

    $50

  • Zoe Maxwell

    $200

  • Ananda Vardhana

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lane Barton III

    $250

  • Yvonne

    $10

  • Craig and Meg

    $50

  • Marla Slaughter

    $100

  • Carol Hushman

    $25

  • Timshel Tarbet

    $200

  • Sarah Smith

    $115

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • J. Elliott & S. Beining

    $100

  • Virginia Hendrickson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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    $10

  • Jay Bloom

     

  • Amy Richman

    $25

  • Rivera & Zertuche Family

    $225

  • Anonymous

    $450

  • Chuck Perala

    $50

  • Catherine Sills

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda Robinson

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • David Dedrickson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • dennis smith

    $25

  • Sarah Smith

     

  • Returning Veterans Project

    $10

  • Ted & Kathy Cimral

    $50

  • Emerick and Friends

    $1,000

  • Samantha Jordan

    $100

  • Mike Karsted

    $100

  • Katie Carter

    $20

  • HR Williams

    $10

  • Minda Seibert

     

  • amber rowland

    $20

  • Lisa Rigney

    $50

  • Nancy Pitney

    $50

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102% Raised of$20,000 Goal

The Team: $20,366 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Returning Veterans Project

Amount Raised

$7,625

 

38% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Returning Veterans Project Board of...

Amount Raised

$4,616

 

77% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Pernetti

Amount Raised

$4,100

Fundraiser Title

Emerick Construction

Amount Raised

$1,610

 

32% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Aptekar

Amount Raised

$780

 

52% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Guy Burstein

Amount Raised

$710

Fundraiser Title

Jackie Elliott

Amount Raised

$350

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Amber Rowland

Amount Raised

$320

Donor Comments

Nancy Pitney

Nancy Pitney

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lisa Rigney

Lisa Rigney

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

amber rowland

amber rowland

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Minda Seibert

Minda Seibert

May being home feel like home to them. 5 years ago

HR Williams

HR Williams

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Katie Carter

Katie Carter

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Mike Karsted

Mike Karsted

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Samantha Jordan

Samantha Jordan

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Emerick and Friends

Emerick and Friends

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

Ted & Kathy Cimral

Ted & Kathy Cimral

DONATION: $50

Go Army, Beat Navy !!! 5 years ago