Volunteers Of America
Joan Braaton and four other Sears employees did more than stop by Independence Hall in the Billings Heights on Friday to drop off a food donation.
A Homeless Veterans’ Stand Down will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
Growing up, sisters Marilyn Brocopp and LaVonne Fink saw the largesse of their father, Billings businessman and philanthropist Ralph Nelles.
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.
Volunteers of America and the Human Resources Development Council in Billings have launched a service to help families of veterans who are facing homelessness.
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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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.
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.
Chris Knapp, a U.S. Navy veteran, came to the Stand Down on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium for a couple of reasons.
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.
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.
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…
Seeds of prevention are being sown in an old warehouse behind the Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Billings.