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Free coats offered to homeless and low-income veterans

Free coats offered to homeless and low-income veterans Sunday Posted Oct 23, 2016 at 10:45 AM Share PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nonprofit group is working with the Providence VA Medical Center to give away winter clothing to homeless and low-income veterans. Operation Stand Down

Operation Stand Down named Champions in Action recipient

It started as a yearly weekend encampment to help local veterans. Now two decades later, Operation Stand Down has more than 60 units of housing statewide for veterans in need. “We had our first interview with Operation Stand Down. We

Warwick veteran loses everything in condo fire

Dozens of people remain homeless following a devastating fire in Warwick. And for the next two weeks, Jason Boulay will call a hotel room home. He lived in a second floor apartment at the Westgate Condos with his fiancée and

Community rallies for two veterans left homeless by fire

Two Warwick veterans who called the Westgate Condominiums home are now without possessions following the disastrous March 11 fire that destroyed their building. But because of community support and assistance from the Johnston-based organization Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI),

Ten new veteran apartments set to open

The sounds of shoveling, raking, drilling, and pounding were heard all day as the finishing touches on a brand new Veterans’ home in Westerly come together. Erik Wallin is the Executive Director of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, the organization

OSDRI Sees Record Turnout, Accepts $100k Donation During Outreach Weekend

Over 450 veterans were provided with life essential services this weekend at the 21st annual Operation Stand Down Outreach Weekend in Diamond Hill State Park in Cumberland.The veterans that attended the three day event were given access to a variety

Operation Stand Down holding outreach weekend

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A group that helps Rhode Island veterans find housing and employment and connects them with health care services is preparing for its annual three-day outreach weekend. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island is holding an opening ceremony Friday

Veterans invited to Operation Stand Down this weekend at Diamond Hill

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island kicks off its 21st annual outreach weekend at noon on Friday, Sept. 19, at Diamond Hill Park, Route 114, Cumberland. In an opening ceremony, the Walmart Foundation will present OSDRI with a $100,000 grant to

Operation Stand Down’s annual golf tournament draws record numbers

Too many hands, so states an old adage, will spoil the broth. However, that won’t hold water with people like Erik B. Wallin, Esq., a former U.S. Air Force captain who currently serves as executive director and legal counsel for

New rules compel jobless to post resumés on R.I. website or lose benefits/ Poll

PROVIDENCE — Unemployed Rhode Islanders and the people on the front lines helping them find new jobs give mixed reviews of a new state requirement that those who receive unemployment benefits must soon post their resumés to an online job