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TELLING STORIES: Veterans, from left, Daniel Thurston, Dave Minto and Dan Evangelista talk in the Rhode Island Military Organization lounge at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The men were on hand in honor of Vietnam War pilot Lt. Col. Fredric Moore Mellor, shot down over the jungles of North Vietnam, whose remains were brought home last month.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Veteran-service charities face varied challenges to fundraising efforts

Old hands at fundraising know the top three things that draw donors and their donations to a cause.“Animals, then kids, then veterans are usually...

OSDRI to host annual Stand Down weekend outreach event Sept. 14-16

PROVIDENCE – Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, a 26-year-old veterans support group, will host its annual Stand Down outreach event Sept. 14-16 at Diamond...
THE PONTIAC REGISTRY and The Tomorrow Fund will sponsor a three-day "Pontiac Celebration" classic-car showcase from Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. / COURTESY THE TOMORROW FUND

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 14, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...

Home Loan Investment Bank collects donations for veterans food pantry

JOHNSTON – Banks can help people with more than money, proved this week by Home Loan Investment Bank.When supplies were running low at Operation...
SEN. JACK F. REED announced that two organizations have received a combined $609,000 to provide occupational training, job-placement assistance, and other key employment services to homeless veterans in Rhode Island. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

Two R.I. veterans organizations receive $609K in federal funding

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island nonprofit organizations will receive $609,000 in federal funds to assist homeless veterans with employment opportunities and job placement, Sen....
THE CHARTERCARE FOUNDATION has awarded $50,000 to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, which the organization will use to hire a full-time, licensed social worker to help local veterans.

CharterCARE Foundation gives $50K to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

JOHNSTON – The CharterCARE Foundation has awarded Operation Stand Down Rhode Island a $50,000 grant it will use to hire a full-time, licensed social...
HOPEFUL: Adam Batchelder, owner of Smoke & Squeal BBQ food truck and a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran, hopes a law passed last July requiring 3 percent of state government contracts be awarded to businesses owned by military veterans will boost his business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Military veteran business owners feel new state contract bill not enough

As of mid-2017, Rhode Island-based military-veteran business owners may have an easier time bidding for state government contracts, or so the General Assembly hopes.A...
THE SAINT VINCENT'S HOME 12TH ANNUAL Motorcycle Run and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at 2425 Highland Ave., in Fall River. /COURTESY SAINT VINCENT'S HOME

Philanthropy Calendar, August 18, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
THE SAINT VINCENT'S HOME 12TH ANNUAL Motorcycle Run and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at 2425 Highland Ave., in Fall River. /COURTESY SAINT VINCENT'S HOME

Philanthropy Calendar, August 11, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
THE SAINT VINCENT'S HOME 12TH ANNUAL Motorcycle Run and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at 2425 Highland Ave., in Fall River. /COURTESY SAINT VINCENT'S HOME

Philanthropy Calendar, August 4, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
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