Category: News

Community groups support local veteran housing

  • Posted on July 18, 2019

  • News

WEST WARWICK – Rhode Island’s leading non profit supporter of local veterans, Operation Stand Down RI, accepted donations from two local organizations on Friday to support the running of two of their residential homes for veterans. Read the whole article in The Kent County Daily Times.



Warwick veteran loses everything in condo fire

  • Posted on May 1, 2019

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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 six-year-old son before Wednesday’s fire destroyed their unit. Boulay said he did not have insurance. “When I…



Operation Stand Down named Champions in Action recipient

  • Posted on May 1, 2019

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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 had our second interview, next thing I know, can you move today?” said Jessica Conti…



Free coats offered to homeless and low-income veterans

  • Posted on May 1, 2019

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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 Rhode Island is holding its third annual coat giveaway for veterans at the medical center on Chalkstone Avenue in Providence from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on…



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