Veteran Appreciation at VOTR is going to be Great!

During Veteran Appreciation Week.  Director of Philanthropy to speak at Episcopal High School, Shiloh Baptist in DC, and at a Back On My Feet Treadmill Challenge Event!


Veteran Stand down for health and employment on #GivingTuesday – Seasonal employment opportunity

On the morning of Wednesday, November 28, at 8:30 AM Veterans On the Rise is hosting a Veteran Employment and Heath Stand Down event at our Head Quarters in Washington, DC.  We invite veterans wanting to work four to five, 8-hour days (daytime hours) to please reach out to Veterans On the Rise to participate. There are currently 15 open positions.  Reach us at or 202-388-4090. Happy Veterans Day! This event is brought to us by the Coalition to Salute Americas Heros, generous donations from the Red Cross, Easter Seals, and donors like you.  A special thanks to a kind and generous team of consultants from Deloitte Consulting who arrived at 6:00 AM to prepare a yummy breakfast for the veterans participating in the Stand Down. The power of collaboration!

 Stay tuned for more VOTR November surprises!

VOTR_LogoEvents: Let’s Go to the Movies!

October 18 Pre-Release Screening of Paramount Picture on Homelessness:

Same Kind of Different as Me

Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger and John Voight.

Only a few tickets remain.

Join us in the next four day to support our  Global Giving Campaign Project Number #29678


We are so happy to have the following event sponsors:


Hoping that you might want to learn more about the world of homeless people and their caregivers by

supporting a fundraising opportunity for Veterans On the Rise 501(c)3.  We are hosting a Pre-release Red Carpet Premiere for this movie, and I think it will be up your alley on Wednesday, October 18 at the AMC Loews Georgetown 14 Cinema.  We need to get 17 more donors to participate in this effort as a part of our global giving campaign.  We are also raising money for Veterans On the Rise and offering participants the opportunity to purchase tickets to the film through our Global Giving Accelerator Campaign.  Please check out the campaign

Same Kind of Different as Me, Trailer

We hope to see you there!

Veterans On the Rise



  On Tuesday, April 25, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,  executive director of Veterans On the Rise, Charles Avery will go on air on News Talk Radio to discuss key issues impacting homeless veterans and veteran mental health care in general. We hope you will tune in to FM 95.9 and AM 1540!

Cherry Blossom Running for VOTR

On Sunday, April 2, Melanie Avery, Director of Public Affairs and sometimes chief everything officer ran the Cheery Blossom 10-miler on behalf of Veterans On the Rise! Her second time running the race, it was a great day for a run in that there was mild weather and virtually no wind.  Melanie also ran this race as a precursor to May which is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Veterans On the Rise hopes you will join the organization for upcoming volunteer, physical activity, and fundraising efforts.

Support VOTR

Airbnb and TJHSST are donating blankets and comforters to VOTR veterans.

blanketsAs temperatures drop, Airbnb in November and TJHSST students in December will help keep homeless veterans warm.

Community members who would like to donate additional blankets should call the main office of VOTR to schedule a blanket drop off at 202-388-4090. Please plan to drop off all new blankets by December 23.