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As we take today to honor and remember our troops who died in battle, we would like to thank all our soldiers and veterans and their families for their daily sacrifices.
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At 91 years of age, great-great-grandmother Mary Manssen has claimed the title of the 'Oldest Female Bungy Jumper' in New Zealand after plunging 43 meters off a bridge.

According to the article, Mary said it was good for people to "get off their backsides and do something".

Fearless.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/68014813/greatgreatgrandmother-breaks-bungy-record
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How can you empower veterans? It’s simple. Give $3 to our partner, +Got Your Six, at a Macy’s tomorrow and receive an extra 25%. That’s the magic of Macy’s.
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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald visited our Blue Butterfly Village in San Pedro, Calif., on Tuesday, May 5.

Sec. McDonald welcomed the first residents the 73-unit housing development for formerly homeless veterans and their families developed by Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles. In addition to the Secretary, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) attended the event.

http://www.voa.org/blue-butterfly-village
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We at Volunteers of America are greatly honored and excited to partner with the LPGA on the 2015 Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout. The LPGA has been a great supporter of our efforts to help America’s most vulnerable.

You can watch the tournament on the Golf Channel:

• Friday, May 1: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. CT
• Saturday, May 2: Noon – 2 p.m. CT*
• Sunday, May 3: 1 – 4 p.m. CT

*Download the free Golf Live Extra app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play and follow the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout from your smart phone. Enjoy extra coverage from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday. If you aren’t able to catch the tournament when it airs live, you can enjoy it on the Golf Channel on:

• Saturday May 2: 4 – 6 a.m. CT

And you can learn more here: http://ntshootout.com/.
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Did you know that one gift from you can help prevent an elderly neighbor from going hungry by covering the cost of up to 5 meals? http://bit.ly/1jxp76q
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Tune in Memorial Day Monday, May 25, when Volunteers of America and our work with women veterans will be featured on CBS nationwide. 

At some point from 8:30 to 9 a.m., CBS This Morning plans to air a five-minute segment on Blue Butterfly Village – a newly-renovated former Naval housing property transformed into homes for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Preference will be given to military families, and in particular single women veterans with children. 

Several women who recently moved in were interviewed and their personal stories will be featured. The story will also be available online after it airs at www.cbsnews.com.
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One of the biggest challenges we grapple with every day is helping homeless and vulnerable veterans find and keep good jobs.

In an effort to more effectively address this challenge, and continually improve our programs and services, we sponsored this original study exploring the economic and employment challenges facing America’s most vulnerable veterans.

http://www.voa.org/vets-study
In an effort to address the challenge of helping veterans find jobs, we sponsored this study exploring the economic and employment challenges facing veterans.
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This is a fantastic article about the very issues we'll be discussing Tuesday at ‪#‎voavets‬ on Twitter and in person in Washington D.C. http://www.voa.org/the-wages-of-valor.

"Veterans Battle for Jobs on Home Front."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/jobs/veterans-battle-for-jobs-on-the-home-front.html
Outdated résumés and misconceptions about mental health issues are some of the hurdles former service members face when they’re looking for work.
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PBS TV stations across the country this week premiered "Caring for Mom & Dad", a documentary that profiles families and their challenges in caring for parents with dementia. Volunteers of America-Minnesota Caregiver Social Worker Dorothea Harris, who specializes in caregiver services for African American families, is featured in two of the film’s segments.

View the segment profiling the Robinson family of Minneapolis and son Anthony Lee’s comments. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365472756

And you can view the segment filmed at our Monroe Village with social worker Dorothea and her clients, including Anthony’s sister Rochelle. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365472770/

Anthony says the assistance his mother, Odester, and the family received from Dorothea was “lifesaving.” He recalls, “She did an evaluation, helped us get resources and helped our family pull together. She also helped us find support groups. She was a true blessing to us.”

Check local listings for your PBS station for when the program will air in your market.
When Anthony's mother, Odester, developed Alzheimer's, Anthony had to learn to accept help
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“I feel like it is better off in society to not even mention that you were ever in [the military].” – a post-911 veteran and client of ours.

Join us May 12th in Washington D.C. to find out why a veteran would feel this way. If you can’t join next week in person, follow along on twitter using the hashtag #voavets.

http://www.voa.org/valor
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Thank you so much Team Depot for your over 300+ volunteers who helped put finishing touches on our community for homeless female veterans in Los Angeles.
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Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Through thousands of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 48 states each year. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
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