Central Oregon Veteran Current Needs
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) needs winter donations for Veterans in need: Donate $$$, food, cooking gear, clothing, and time at 61510 S. HWY 97, Bend. More info: 541-383-2793.
The La Pine Veterans Outreach is looking for volunteers to drive both locally and to Bend as needed and will reimburse $ 0.50 cents a mile for gas used in helping. Please contact Greg Crumrine at 971-286-0538 to be on a call list for drivers.
The DAV needs volunteers to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul Dewitt at 541-647-2363 or use the button to email.
HOSPICE OF REDMOND needs veteran volunteers to assist Veterans during their final days.
Call 541-548-7483 or use the button to email.
Central Oregon Veterans Ranch has farm and greenhouse volunteer and therapeutic activities Monday through Saturday. 541-706-9062 or click below for e-mail.
Partners In Care is looking for Veterans to be part of a VET2VET HOSPICE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM which provides veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship, and more. Contact Ernie Tafalla at 541-749-0492 or use the button to email.
C.O. Veteran Council is looking for help with a web site, Board of Directors, and more. To volunteer or get info contact Wendy Rudy by pushing the button below.
While we provide everything for free, iVets puts time and money into keeping all of this information up to date. The website costs $1612.44 a year with no labor factored in at all. Please help us keep it up and provide a valuable information resource for our Veterans. Full disclosure, iVets uses a Paypal charity account which takes $0.30 + 2.2% per donation to process our transactions. https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/merchant-fees
Central Oregon Veteran Contact Directory
iVets maintains the only comprehensive directory of Veteran contacts for Central Oregon.
When iVets first started it was to help consolidate information into one spot. Our founders have been through the various different processes needed to get VA disability, find Veterans social groups, and seek out treatment for our own service related issues. The directory was born from the frustration that we felt with the status quo of having to literally go to each individual place and build our own little “black book” of contacts so that we could get anything done. There is no reason in the modern age why every single service member who gets out should have to start from scratch when everyone needs the same basic information to get started. So we decided we were going to fix that and the directory was born, it contains information on every single Veterans related organization that we know of in Central Oregon and grows regularly. We check every single organization on the list at least once a year to make sure everything is still accurate and are constantly adding new information as we come across it. We also welcome you to send us any information we seem to be lacking and we will add it to our collection.
Central Oregon Veteran Events
The event tracker has ballooned to the point where it needs it’s own page!
Good news is that it has so much information that it was effecting the speed at which the entire website loaded, bad news is that it was so large it effected the whole website… and so it has been moved to it’s own dedicated page where it will only play with itself as we at iVets refuse to reduce the information we provide in order to increase page speeds. Please be patient while it loads, we promise it’s not frozen, it just takes around 15-30 seconds to finish combing through the ridiculous number of Veterans events & services we keep track of. We are sorry for the inconvenience and are attempting to find a solution without significantly degrading the user experience or amount of information provided.
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