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NEWS & EVENTS

OSDRI hosts a variety of events thoughout the year to honor and commemorate our brave veterans and to raise money for our mission to serve them. Click the links below to read about and register to attend our exciting upcoming gatherings, celebrations, and ceremonies.

Great 1st class tonight in our humanities course for vets, discussing Tim O’Brien, Adrienne Rich, the wisdom gained from seeing multiple perspectives, struggle to describe war. @NEHgov @VictoriaSams @rihumanities @OSDRI_Vets #humanities

OSDRI w/ our education partners, @PVDscholarvets @NavalWarCollege Conference on Veterans: Enduring, Surviving, and Remembering War

.@GovRaimondo and @RIVetsDirector take a tour of @OSDRI_Vets Stand Down Weekend to thank #RIVets for their service and the providers who are there to assist them.

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Who We Are

OUR HISTORY

An independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and RI’s primary nonprofit resource for homeless and at-risk veterans. Founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Johnston, RI.

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OUR TEAM

OSDRI prides itself on providing veterans a “HAND UP…NOT A HANDOUT” and with over 215 years of military experience on our staff we follow the time honored tradition of “Veterans Serving Veterans”.

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OUR BOARD

For 25 years, OSDRI has become RI’s primary non-profit organization focused on providing housing, employment and training, legal help, and basic human needs for local veterans.

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OUR VISION

Our vision is to empower the most successful generation of transitioning service members through outreach, advocacy and dignity.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Nicholas Cardi, Jr.

Born in Cranston, Nick attended the Community College of Rhode Island and graduated from The University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Nick, and his brothers Ron and Pete owned and operated Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses, Rhode Island Design Center, and Ashley HomeStores.  Nick, along with his brothers have been longtime supporters of OSDRI and more recently, the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial.  This year’s 27th Annual Stand Down Weekend is dedicated in memory to our fellow veteran, supporter and friend Nick Cardi who passed away recently at age 71.

OUR IMPACT

OSDRI’s programs and commitment to those who’ve given so much are having a real impact. See below how we’ve helped and how you can help us to do so much more.

HOW WE'VE HELPED

Read testimonials and success stories about how Operation Stand Down is helping Rhode Island’s veterans every day.

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