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September 11, 2017, marks the beginning of the DLH National Window of Service (NWS), our annual volunteer service campaign. We encourage DLH employees across the Nation to contribute, volunteer, and serve in a variety of ways to honor and give back to our veterans in the communities in which they work.

NWS kicks off on Patriots' Day (September 11) and will continue through Veterans' Day (November 11). We offer this “Call to Duty” to all of our work sites and remote employees to get involved in a local initiative to help heal, house, and hire our veterans. 

The following is a full list of opportunities to serve with DLH Cares. Please review and register for events that may be of interest.

National Window of Service (NWS) 2017:

September 11 – November 11, 2017

Event Name: DLH Supports Our Local Homeless Veterans

Location: CMOP- South Carolina, 3725 Rivers Avenue, Suite 2, North Charleston, SC 29405

Description: Volunteers will collect, pack and deliver toiletries, clothing and household goods for Patriot Villas, a newly opened transitional housing and support center for homeless veterans, located in North Charleston, SC.

Deadline to RSVP to volunteer: November 9th. Volunteers needed to help pack and deliver goods.

Contact person for questions or RSVP: Carol Atwater or Kathy Evans, (843) 554-8844

September 11 – November 11, 2017:

Event Name: Collection for Veterans

Location: CMOP—Kansas, 5000 S 13th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048

Description: Volunteers will collect, pack and deliver needed items for the Residents of Leavenworth Veterans Administration Domiciliary. Items collected: Personal hygiene items, new unused socks, underwear and t-shirts. Items will be collected until November 11th, 2017.

Contact person for questions or RSVP:   Tara Hall, (913) 290-7258


September 25 - November 8, 2017

Event Name: Collection for Veterans of the Arizona State Veterans Home

Location: CMOP—Arizona, 3675 Britannia Dr. Tucson, AZ 85706

Description: Collection & delivery of essentials for Veteran residents

Contact person for questions and/or RSVP: Mark Hager, (520) 209-3105


September 23, 2017

Event Name: Meals for Fisher House

Time: Noon

Location: Fisher House, Tucson AZ

Description: Prepare meals for Vets & their families

Contact person for questions and/or RSVP: Mark Hager, (520) 209-3105


September 23, 2017

Event Name:   Bingo Games for Veterans/Bake Cookies with Veterans

Location: Dallas VA Community Living Center, 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX

Time:   9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: Volunteers will host BINGO games for and bake cookies with Veterans. Donations of needed items or money will be accepted and donated to the VA.

Contact person for questions and/or RSVP:  Jessica Sturgeon, (972) 358-0265


September 24, 2017

Event Name: Vettes to Vets

Location: Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts

Time: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Description: Volunteers will assist with set-up and escorting patients to the car show as well as collect and deliver donations in honor and support of veterans.

Contact person for questions and/or RSVP:  Sean Thibodeau, (978)250-1018


October 4, 2017

Event Name: VA Carnival at Alvin York Medical Center

Location: 3400 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Time: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Description: Volunteers will assist with games, food, and supplies/gifts given to Veterans during the carnival.

Contact person for questions and/or RSVP: Connie Thomas, (615) 394-0934


Date TBD

Event Name: Collection and Volunteer event at Comea Homeless Shelter

Location: CMOP—Wyoming, 3675 Britannia Dr. Tucson, AZ 85706

Description: Collection & delivery of essentials for Veteran residents

Deadline to RSVP to volunteer: Daily thru event

Contact person for questions and/or RSVP: Mark Hager, (520) 209-3105

Stay tuned! More National Window of Service events to be posted soon…

We have partnered with several agencies whose missions closely align with our own:

Hero Health Hire

The Hero Health Hire program is uniquely designed to open the door to new opportunities for disabled veterans and bring dedicated employees into the workforce. This initiative helps businesses institute proactive recruitment plans and develop a transition and mentoring program to help disabled veterans make the most of their new careers.

DLH CEO, Zach Parker, sits on the Board for Hero Health Hire and works closely with the organization to raise awareness within the defense community of the importance of hiring heroes.

For more information visit www.herohealthhire.com.

Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)

Since 2008, the VEO has provided transitional and permanent housing to hundreds of homeless veterans. Presently, they have 60 unit beds in the traditional supportive housing at no cost to the residents as well as 25 units in the affordable permanent supportinve housing. VEO Village was opened in 2012 and will serve almost 400 homeless veterans annually. For more information www.veohero.org.

Hope for the Warriors®

The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. For more information visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org.

What is a VA Stand Down?

In times of war exhausted combat units, requiring time to rest and recover, were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative security and safety. Homeless Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help Veteran homeless combat life on the streets. It is a hand up, not a handout philosophy. The event is carried out through the work of hundreds of volunteers and organizations throughout the city. Stand Downs are conducted throughout the nation.

What happens at a VA Stand Down?

Hundreds of homeless veterans are provided with a broad range of necessities including, but is not limited to: medical, legal and mental health assistance, job counseling and referrals, and most importantly, companionship and camaraderie. It is a time for companies and the community to connect with the homeless population and address this crisis that affects each and every town, city and state in this country.

How does the community benefit from this event?

Brings agencies, companies and community the together to address the needs of the homeless veterans. Educates and informs the homeless vets of services available within their community.  For DLH, this event serves to address a part of the company's social responsibility initiative to support our nations commitment to End Homelessness It links the homeless person with on-site services.  It encourages a continuum of care model with collaboration among companies and agencies.



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