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Veteran Stand Down on Thursday at Shrine

A Homeless Veterans’ Stand Down will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Billings looks to Reno for ideas to address homeless, transient issues

Billings looks to Reno for ideas to address homeless, transient issues

Lynda Woods, project coordinator for the city of Billings’ Community Development Department, believes Billings is at a tipping point over its homeless and transient population.

September 04, 2014 5:50 pmLoading…
Home Depot crew, grant help build greenhouse for veterans

Home Depot crew, grant help build greenhouse for veterans

A $10,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation will help nearly 20 veterans living in a Billings transitional center provide fresh produce for themselves and others while getting a little therapeutic work in along the way.

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First Interstate makes donation to Camp POSTCARD

First Interstate Bank has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Volunteers of America for Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams).

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Phillips 66 donates to youth camp

Phillips 66 Billings Refinery has  made an $8,000 contribution to the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. (Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams).

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Washington Foundation awards $5,000 grant to Camp Postcard

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has awarded a grant of $5,000 for the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams).

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Stillwater Mining provides grant for VOA camp

Stillwater Mining Co. has awarded a grant of $2,500 for the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. (Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams).

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Philanthropic legacy lives on

Philanthropic legacy lives on

Growing up, sisters Marilyn Brocopp and LaVonne Fink saw the largesse of their father, Billings businessman and philanthropist Ralph Nelles.

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'Grown men do cry': Vets thankful for housing at Independence Hall

'Grown men do cry': Vets thankful for housing at Independence Hall

Standing in front of a handful of fellow veterans, politicians, Volunteers of America staff and about two dozen others, an emotional Gerald Schusted looked out at the crowd and thanked them.

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Volunteers of America, HRDC launch program to help veteran families

Volunteers of America and the Human Resources Development Council in Billings have launched a service to help families of veterans who are facing homelessness.

October 04, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…
Campaign kicks off to pay off veterans transitional living center

Campaign kicks off to pay off veterans transitional living center

Since opening in 2009, the Independence Hall transitional-living facility in the Heights has helped out more than 200 once-homeless Montana veterans.

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Weekday Sampler: 3 things to do in Billings this week

Weekday Sampler: 3 things to do in Billings this week

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this week:

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Youth development camp gets $15K donation

Youth development camp gets $15K donation

Montana's Camp POSTCARD, a youth development and leadership camp run by the Billings chapter of Volunteers of America, has received a $15,000 donation from a national insurance company.

August 19, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…
Kids, officers paired in confidence-building camp

Kids, officers paired in confidence-building camp

Billings Police Officer Karl Rude has worked with kids plenty as Billings Senior High's school resource officer, but for one week each summer for the last three years he's taken off the uniform to work with kids in another way.

July 15, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Vets find many services to help them at Stand Down

Vets find many services to help them at Stand Down

Chris Knapp, a U.S. Navy veteran, came to the Stand Down on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium for a couple of reasons.

May 24, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Services for veterans available at 'Stand Down' on Thursday

Volunteers of America will be hosting a Billings Veteran Stand Down from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium.

May 23, 2012 5:14 pmLoading…
40 Under 40: Patrick Chapel, president and majority owner, Grizzly Peak Environmental Contracting

40 Under 40: Patrick Chapel, president and majority owner, Grizzly Peak Environmental Contracting

Floods that inundated hundreds of Montana homes and businesses last year cost millions of dollars in damage and untold misery for property owners. But the disaster also created a business opportunity for Patrick Chapel.

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Gazette opinion: Let's find homes for needy Montana veterans

A year ago, as part of a one-day national survey, local volunteers interviewed 604 people in Billings who didn’t have a home, including 111 who said they had served in the U.S. military. They were accompanied by 53 family members who also had served. That was 164 homeless veterans — or veter…

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Gazette opinion: Billings nurtures new ideas to end homelessness

Gazette opinion: Billings nurtures new ideas to end homelessness

Seeds of prevention are being sown in an old warehouse behind the Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Billings.

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Billings Girl Scouts give gift of warmth

Billings Girl Scouts give gift of warmth

When Jeffery Holsinger, president and CEO of the Northern Rockies Volunteers of America, walked into Independence Hall in the Billings Heights recently, he was blown away by a stack of colorful fleece blankets in an office.

November 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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