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March 2018

Annual Steak Fry

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smithfield Elks Lodge,
326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917
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Join us for our annual Steak Fry! Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00 – 6:00pm Dinner is served from 1:00-6:00 p.m. with Music and raffles throughout the night! We look forward to seeing you there and remember all proceeds go directly to the veterans we serve. Tickets can be purchased via our website or by calling OSDRI at 401.383.4730 * Require

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January 2018

Winter Coat Giveaway for Veterans

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Legal Assistance for Veterans

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
VA Hospital

OSDRI & partnering lawyers / law-firms will be offering legal assistance for veterans on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Providence VA hospital from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. This will be held on the 5th floor in classroom 2. Legal Assistance with the following: Expungements Wills Landlord / Tenant RI DMV Matters Disability Matters Family Law *RHODE ISLAND MATTERS ONLY   Please be advised some matters may require a referral out.   Coffee & light refreshments will be offered…

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November 2017

Holiday Gift Card Drive

November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
1010 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 029119
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We have reached that time of year! The holiday season is upon us! Operation Stand Down is currently collecting gift cards for veteran families this holiday season. Giving gift cards to our veteran families allows the families to go out and purchase gifts for their children this Christmas. Gift Cards to Walmart, Target, Khols, Restaurant Cards, Toys’ R Us, Gas Cards, Stop & Shop, Price Rite, Job Lot, and Visa Gift cards will be appreciated and accepted! You may mail…

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Veterans Day Liberty & Libations

November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.,
1425 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, 02879 United States
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Join us at the distillery on Veterans Day for a night of celebration in honor of all Americans who have served our great country. Saturday November 11, 2017 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Rhode Island’s own outlaw country singer Mickey Lamantia will be singing some of your favorite outlaw country songs as well as originals. Jeff’s Wood Fired Pizza will have his famous wood-fired pizza truck parked outside serving the best pizzas and wings Rhode Island has to offer. Anyone with a military ID will…

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5th Annual Park View Veterans Day 5k Walk/Run & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run

November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Roger Williams Park,
1000 Elmwood Ave,, Providence, 02905 United States
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Join us for the 5th Annual Park View Veterans Day 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run! This annual event brings honor and recognition to our Veterans, while giving back to a worthwhile cause.Additional proceeds from the event will benefit programs for the school throughout the year. The 5k race will start and finish at the Park Avenue entrance to Roger Williams Park across from Park View Middle School. All race fees will include chip timing! Race t-shirts go…

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Veterans Resource Fair

November 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Warwick Mall,
400 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886 United States
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Rhode One BBQ Dinner & AR-15 Raffle

November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Big Bear Hunting & Fishing,
401 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814 United States
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Rhode One is a project created by local firearm enthusiasts and companies whose mission is to raise money for local charities. Rhode One is working closely with Operation Stand Down RI to support homeless veterans in Rhode Island. BBQ Dinner to benefit OSDRI! BBQ DINNER by Johnnys BBQ! We will be serving Pulled pork, baked beans, cornbread, and coleslaw!! When: Saturday November 4 at 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Food Served: 5pm Where: Big Bear Hunting & Fishing 401 Putnam…

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October 2017

Annual Fall Coat Drive

October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Providence VA

Join us for our Fall Coat Drive! Any veteran in need is welcome! There will be jackets, coats, pants, jeans, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and other warm winter weather clothing available. Operation Stand Down is now accepting donations of coats/jackets, LONG sleeve shirts, jeans, sweatpants, thermal pants & other warm winter clothing. Donations can be delivered to Operation Stand Down RI located at 1010 Hartford Avenue in Johnston, RI. Donations can be made Monday- Friday during our business hours: 8:30am-4:30pm.…

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Operation Turkey Basket

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Operation Stand Down,
1010 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
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This Thanksgiving, Operation Stand Down will be handing out Thanksgiving baskets to our residents and their families across the state of Rhode Island. Operation Stand Down houses over 90 low income veterans and their families from Woonsocket to Westerly.  OSDRI is now accepting donations.   Donations can be made at our Johnston office located at 1010 Hartford Avenue between October 16th & November 16th Accepted Donations: Stop & Shop Gift Cards Frozen Turkeys Instant Potatoes Gravy (Can or Dry Mix)…

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