Past Events


karaokeMic Drop Karaoke for VOTR

Do you sing?  Or are you one to just make a joyful noise?  Are you ready to drop the mic? Lets sing patriotic songs, silly songs, Motown songs, more current songs.  On October 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 VOTR plays The Vocals at Sing Sing DC. We would love to have you display your talents.  50% to 70% of the proceeds will go to Veterans On the Rise veteran vocational training fund.

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Would you like to help the veterans of VOTR enjoy a boxing exercise experience? How is your balance and coordination?  We are hosting a boxing fundraiser at Title Boxing Gym on October 15.  The process is fast, easy, and secure. The prices are low, and you may discover skills you never knew you had. Join us on from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at the TITLE Boxing Gym on in Springfield.

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Avalon Bay Spirit of Caring Month

On September 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th, the executives and staff of Avalon Bay demonstrated their undying love for veterans during the Spirit of Caring Month! They came armed with paint brushes, shovels, wrenches, power washers, and other exciting tools. These volunteers shared their real estate and construction know-how with the residents and staff members of VOTR!!! See images of some of this volunteer team below as well as some before and after shots of their work! Not too shabby!

Avalon Bay brought their happy dispositions, their home and building know how, and their A-Game to VOTR. See before and after photos of some of their work below.

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Fourth of July Cookout

Veterans sure can barbecue!  Next year you should come out to Veterans On the Rise for our fifth annual veterans day cookout. It’s a great day to get to know formerly homeless veterans and to hear their stories of service.


VOTR Memorial Day Cookout and VOTR honors

The third annual VOTR Veterans Day Cookout will take place on May 28, 2016.

Also on May 25, VOTR leaders were honored by the DC Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs.  For more information on the event please see the link below.

Grant Per Diem Homeless Housing Service providers were honored by the DC Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs this summer! Go Access Housing, US Vets, and VOTR!

Posted by Veterans On the Rise on Monday, August 8, 2016


April 2016 VOTR Veterans are going to the White House Garden Tours!

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See the flowers and blooms, take a picture of yourself in a nice spring outfit, and say hello to your fellow Americans at the Spring Garden Tours on April 16, 2016!


Electrician Apprenticeship Open House

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VOTR is hosting an electrician apprenticeship open house on Dec 22, 2015, or 12/22/2015. We will leave from VOTR HQ and a few other locations and arrive in Laurel, MD at some time there after. Interested parties should call Ms. Burley to the participant list.  We will provide a light breakfast snack to those who join VOTR on the day of the open house.

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Apprenticeship Open House Flyer

VOTR Holiday Party will take place on Tuesday, December 22 at 6:00 PM at the Empowerment Center

VOTR Holiday party invitation

 

How You Can Help

Donating to the VOTR Giving Tuesday #VOTRAnnualFundCampaign! is a wonderful way to go beyond saying, “Thank you for your service!” The donations should be made on of by Giving Tuesday,December 1. Your contribution will help us to continue the VOTR Mission of helping support those who served. #VOTRAnnualFundCampaign!

Why your support matters

Meet VOTR graduate D.C. who was able to change and rebalance his life at VOTR. After taking a short time to refocus, he was able to increase his VA benefits and set an academic path to success. He did this while dealing with the physical and psychological impacts of dealing with a Traumatic Brain Injury that went undiagnosed for 15 years.


Spirit of Caring Month with Avalon Bay

During the month of September VOTR welcomes employees and execs from Avalon Bay for multiple days of service. These volunteers will paint, build cubbies, and lend their carpentry skills to help make VOTR living spaces for veterans to look even more wonderful than they currently do!  VOTR is so grateful for the spirit of service, caring, and generosity of sponsors like Avalon Bay!  Who have you served today?

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Avalon Bay, Spirit of Caring, power washing vet homes, painting, community service.

Mentor

Mentoring Program Training

August 24th, September 16th

Mentors of the Welcome Back Incarcerated Veterans Mentoring Program are required to complete 7 hours of training before being assigned to mentor a veteran involved with the criminal justice system. VOTR hosts periodic training sessions for newly joining mentors once the have successfully completed their mentor application and required screenings. Contact the VOTR office to join us this month!  We are so excited to work with our second cohort of mentors and mentees.

VOTR will provide a cosmetic make over day for female veterans in the month of June

Date: Rescheduled

Are you putting your best self forward? VOTR is working in partnership with a local stylist to provide hair and make up overviews to the female veterans served. If you are interested in volunteering for this event on the day of please connect with us using the volunteer button on this site.

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Spirit of Caring Month with Volunteers from a large major real estate development corporation combined with two cookouts for veterans and volunteers

Dates: 9/21, 9/23, 9/26, and 9/30.  This is an opportunity for conversation, community service,  food enjoyment and encouragement for the veteran population. If your group would like to host one of our monthly veteran meal efforts please reach out to us at info@vetsontherise.org.