National Veterans Outreach Program https://www.agif-nvop.org American GI Forum Wed, 11 Nov 2020 18:49:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://www.agif-nvop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cropped-American-GI-Forum-1-32x32.jpg National Veterans Outreach Program https://www.agif-nvop.org 32 32 Veterans Day Message from NVOP: Tribute to Carlos Martinez, CEO/President 1974-2020 https://www.agif-nvop.org/veterans-day-message-from-nvop-tribute-to-carlos-martinez-ceo-president-1974-2020/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/veterans-day-message-from-nvop-tribute-to-carlos-martinez-ceo-president-1974-2020/#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 23:26:33 +0000 https://www.agif-nvop.org/?p=2921 On this day AGIF-NVOP celebrates all those signed on the dotted line, pledging everything that they could give – including their life to protect and defend the United States and its citizens. We are especially grateful for the dedicated service of our leader Mr. Carlos Martinez (USAF veteran) who serviced as AGIF_NVOP CEO/President from 1974-2020. […]

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On this day AGIF-NVOP celebrates all those signed on the dotted line, pledging everything that they could give – including their life to protect and defend the United States and its citizens.

We are especially grateful for the dedicated service of our leader Mr. Carlos Martinez (USAF veteran) who serviced as AGIF_NVOP CEO/President from 1974-2020.

Please take a moment to visit his tribute here.

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NVOP Interim CEO/President Yolanda Suarez Receives National Award https://www.agif-nvop.org/agif-nvop-iterim-ceo-president-yolanda-suarez-receives-national-recognition/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/agif-nvop-iterim-ceo-president-yolanda-suarez-receives-national-recognition/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:14:20 +0000 https://www.agif-nvop.org/?p=2775 The post NVOP Interim CEO/President Yolanda Suarez Receives National Award appeared first on National Veterans Outreach Program.

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Proudly Recognizing Our Female Veterans on Women Veterans Day! https://www.agif-nvop.org/proudly-recognizing-our-female-veterans-on-women-veterans-day/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/proudly-recognizing-our-female-veterans-on-women-veterans-day/#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2020 20:52:40 +0000 https://www.agif-nvop.org/?p=2502 AGIF NVOP would like to extend a message of appreciation to Melissa Baxter, Karen Bond, Jen Caldwell, Karen Land, and Tracy Zayasbazan–all amazing team members who proudly served! Have a wonderful day, ladies, and know that your team and country thank you and are humbled by your sacrafices.

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AGIF NVOP would like to extend a message of appreciation to Melissa Baxter, Karen Bond, Jen Caldwell, Karen Land, and Tracy Zayasbazan–all amazing team members who proudly served! Have a wonderful day, ladies, and know that your team and country thank you and are humbled by your sacrafices.

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San Antonio Area Foundation Award Making A Difference for Veterans https://www.agif-nvop.org/san-antonio-area-foundation-award-making-a-difference-for-veterans/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/san-antonio-area-foundation-award-making-a-difference-for-veterans/#respond Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:37:59 +0000 https://www.agif-nvop.org/?p=2458 The post San Antonio Area Foundation Award Making A Difference for Veterans appeared first on National Veterans Outreach Program.

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Open and Ready to Help! https://www.agif-nvop.org/05-14-2020/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/05-14-2020/#respond Thu, 14 May 2020 16:57:37 +0000 https://www.agif-nvop.org/?p=2339 American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program continues to serve without interruption. Our doors will remain open unless directly ordered to close. Emergency services available including housing, food, and clothing for those who qualify.

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American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program continues to serve without interruption. Our doors will remain open unless directly ordered to close. Emergency services available including housing, food, and clothing for those who qualify.

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American GI Forum Launches Veteran Food Pantry! https://www.agif-nvop.org/american-gi-forum-launches-veteran-food-pantry/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/american-gi-forum-launches-veteran-food-pantry/#respond Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:26:55 +0000 http://giforum.local/?p=1594 San Antonio, Texas – On Thursday, September 12, the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) received a $5,000 donation from the Alamo Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) to support its new San Antonio Veteran Food Pantry. The food pantry provides free, non-perishable food items for veterans who are experiencing homelessness, unemployment, […]

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Veteran Food Pantry
San Antonio, Texas – On Thursday, September 12, the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) received a $5,000 donation from the Alamo Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) to support its new San Antonio Veteran Food Pantry.

The food pantry provides free, non-perishable food items for veterans who are experiencing homelessness, unemployment, or other crisis situations. More than 50% of NVOP clients report that they are experiencing food insecurity and do not have access to healthy meals.

“More than half of the 1,000 or so veterans who walk through our doors each year come in with just the shirt on their back,” said Carlos Martinez, President and CEO of the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program. “It is impossible for anyone to focus on getting back on their feet with an empty stomach, let alone work on securing a job or a home. That is why we are deeply grateful to Alamo AFCEA for this incredible contribution to feed the veterans and families we serve at the NVOP. AFCEA continues to be an incredible champion for the men and women who wore our nation’s uniform and we are honored to have their support.”

For more information, contact the American GI Forum at (210) 354-4892.

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VA announces upcoming awards of more than $400M in grants to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness https://www.agif-nvop.org/va-announces-upcoming-awards-of-more-than-400m-in-grants-to-help-veterans-who-are-homeless-or-at-risk-of-homelessness/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/va-announces-upcoming-awards-of-more-than-400m-in-grants-to-help-veterans-who-are-homeless-or-at-risk-of-homelessness/#respond Fri, 02 Aug 2019 19:08:16 +0000 http://www.agif-nvop.org/?p=1978 WASHINGTON — Thousands of low-income Veterans and their eligible family members will continue to have access to crucial homelessness services as a result of $426 million in grants to be awarded under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This funding includes $62 million in new SSVF awards […]

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Grants to Help Veterans
WASHINGTON — Thousands of low-income Veterans and their eligible family members will continue to have access to crucial homelessness services as a result of $426 million in grants to be awarded under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program.

This funding includes $62 million in new SSVF awards that support outreach, case management and other flexible assistance to rapidly re-house Veterans who become homeless or prevent Veterans from becoming homeless.

The grants will be awarded to 271 nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A list of applicants who will be awarded grants is available at www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp.

“Ending Veteran homelessness remains a high priority and the SSVF program has proven to be remarkably effective in helping low-income Veterans and their families overcome housing crises,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “By offering temporary assistance to eligible Veterans through these important grants, we will continue to help Veterans exit homelessness and remain in stable housing.”

In addition to conducting outreach and case management, grantees will assist eligible Veterans and their families with obtaining VA and other benefits, such as health care, fiduciary payee, financial planning, child care, legal, transportation, housing counseling and other services. Grantees are expected to leverage SSVF grants to enhance the housing stability of very low-income Veterans and their families. In doing so, grantees are required to establish relationships with local community resources.

In fiscal year 2018, SSVF grantees served 125,878 participants, including 82,664 Veterans and 25,942 children. As a result of these and other efforts, the number of homeless Veterans has been cut in half since the launch of the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in 2010. Since 2010, hundreds of thousands of Veterans and their family members have been placed into permanent housing or avoided becoming homeless through VA’s homelessness programs and targeted housing vouchers provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The applicants to whom grants will be awarded competed under a Notice of Fund Availability published Dec. 19, 2018, available at https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/ssvf/docs/SSVF_NOFA_Publication_2018_27465.pdf. The funding will support SSVF services in fiscal year 2020, which covers Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020. The SSVF program is authorized by 38 United States Code 2044. VA implements the program by regulations in 38 CFR part 62. Visit www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp to learn more about the SSVF program.

AMERICAN GI FORUM AWARDS:

  • American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.
  • (TX-600) Dallas City & County, Irving CoC
  • Dallas and Collin Counties in Texas
  • Award Amount: $500,000.00
  • American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.
  • (TX-500) San Antonio/Bexar County CoC
  • (TX-603) El Paso City & County CoC
  • (TX-607) Texas Balance of State CoC
  • Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, El Paso, Guadalupe, Medina, Wilson
  • Award Amount: $3,142,141.00

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San Antonio Charity Wins Big in Manheim Corporate Challenge https://www.agif-nvop.org/san-antonio-charity-wins-big-in-manheim-corporate-challenge/ https://www.agif-nvop.org/san-antonio-charity-wins-big-in-manheim-corporate-challenge/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:19:59 +0000 http://www.agif-nvop.org/?p=1984 Cox leadership donates $10,000 to American GI Forum ATLANTA, Ga. – A local organization that helps veterans with housing and employment needs was the big winner of a corporate challenge among Manheim locations nationwide. Manheim, a Cox Automotive brand, is North America’s leading provider of automotive wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase […]

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Cox leadership donates $10,000 to American GI Forum

ATLANTA, Ga. – A local organization that helps veterans with housing and employment needs was the big winner of a corporate challenge among Manheim locations nationwide. Manheim, a Cox Automotive brand, is North America’s leading provider of automotive wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits in their used vehicle operations.

The east-versus-west contest among the wholesale vehicle auction operating locations was meant to raise awareness for the company’s new mobile app, Manheim Express, which helps automotive dealers buy and sell wholesale vehicles quickly. The competition sparked a friendly wager among top executives at Cox Automotive and parent company Cox Enterprises. Consistent with the company’s ongoing emphasis on giving back to the community, the friendly wager resulted in a $10,000 donation to charities selected by the winning location in each region.

Manheim San Antonio was the west region winner and chose the local chapter of American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach to receive the donation. The organization helps veterans and their families find stable housing and meaningful employment.

“GI Forum does wonderful work for our nation’s veterans including our security officer who is a GI Forum resident,” explained Manheim San Antonio General Manager Mike Browning. “This donation is so important to their mission because it provides unrestricted monies to help fulfill needs that are not covered by grants or government funding.”

Manheim San Antonio employees also volunteer with GI Forum, hosting dinners, as well as distributing jackets, and care kits to residents living at the organization’s residence located in the downtown area of San Antonio.

Cox Enterprises President and CEO Alex Taylor and Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz spearheaded the corporate challenge among the Manheim locations. Together, they made good on their bets by making special visits to each winning location for a check presentation.

“We’re all about empowering our people to do great things,” said Taylor, who led the west region. “I was touched by the special connection between the team at Manheim San Antonio and the GI Forum and thrilled to support their passion for helping veterans in the community.”

Carlos Martinez, President and CEO at GI Forum, added, “We’re honored to receive this support and look forward to using the funds to assist veterans in Texas. We plan to use the $10,000 to assist our 2019 Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, a yearly event that provides flu shots, clothing, dental screenings and other care items for veterans and homeless individuals in San Antonio.”

About Manheim (www.manheim.com)

Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for inventory management, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. With its omni-channel approach, Manheim Marketplace enables wholesale vehicle clients more efficient ways to connect and transact business how and when they want. Approximately 17,000 team members help Manheim offer 7 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $61 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.

CONTACT: Julie Zorn Shipp, Senior Manager, Public Relations, at 404-558-7837 or julie.shipp@coxautoinc.com
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