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Service Organizations


Service and support dog trainer for disabled Veterans.

Point of contact is Kristina L. Olsen, phone preferred.

iVets notes: 10/7/10, Gage verified information with Kristina, added website.
10/5/20, Gage left voicemail requesting information.
4/7/20, Updated with Kristina over phone.

Provides care packages for deployed military personnel with a connection to Central Oregon. Please submit those deployed or deploying’s names.  Caring for Troops relies on the public for information to send care packages to our troops.

Point of contact is Dianne Brock (Quartermaster) or Tom Majchrowski (President)
Email: caringfortroops2@gmail.com

Care package packing every second Saturday 1000 at the VFW in Bend.
To sign up for military personnel to receive free care packages please visit the website.
Board meetings first Tuesday at 1700 at the VFW in Bend.

iVets notes: 10/5/20, Gage verified information, added request to description.
6/6/20, Dianne called back to confirm information, updated e-mail and added secondary phone number, no other changes needed.
6/2/20, e-mail no longer valid, called and left message requesting callback.
5/14/20, called and left message + sent email requesting updated information.
3/30/20, emailed requesting updated information.

Homeless outreach, veteran housing, economic, and employment assistance to at risk veterans.

Point of contact is the front desk (covo@covo-us.org).

iVets notes: 10/5/20, Gage verified information, hours updated.
3/30/20, updated.

Point of contact is Don Surrett.

The DAV is available at the Bend VFW on the 3rd Thursday of the month between 1830-1930.

Patience is requested by this organization, it is all volunteer and may take a couple days to respond to messages.

iVets notes: 10/12/20, Barker verified info with Don via email. No changes.
10/11/20, Barker sent email requesting information.
10/5/20, Gage left voicemail requesting information.
5/22/20, Don returned call to confirm information is all correct but error with website line, link fixed.
5/14/20, Left voicemail asking for information update.
3/31/20, Emailed asking for information update.

Mission 22 provides equine assisted therapy, food sponsorship program, natural supplements program, and a recovery and resiliency program.

Currently only seeing people for the equine program, apply through website.

From their website:

Elderheart Inc. is the 501C3 behind Mission 22. Its Board of Directors is comprised of Special Forces operators Magnus Johnson, and Mike Kissel and Infantryman Brad Hubbard. Because of their personal battles with PTSD and TBI they have made it their mission to raise awareness, enlist support, and end veteran suicide in America. To find Elder Heart on the IRS Non-Profit website search under “ElderHeart Inc.” or EIN Number 46-2750726

iVets notes: 10/7/20, Gage verified information, equine program only currently.
10/5/20, Gage left voicemail requesting information.
9/15/20, received e-mail back from Devan with loose hours, summary of services offered, no location, replied and requested more information on services.
9/12/20, sent e-mail specifically requesting hours, physical address, services, …
8/28/20, received e-mail short e-mail back from Devan, no new information.
8/24/20, new listing, added limited information discovered through Facebook, e-mailed Executive Assistant Devan for more information.

Point of contact is Darlene Strupith.

iVets notes: 10/5/20, Gage left voicemail requesting information.
3/31/20, information updated with Darlene over phone.

Fly fishing outings and training for disabled Veterans.

Point of contact is Greg Ford at the VetCenter by phone or email.

iVets notes: 10/6/20, Gage verified information, no changes.
4/1/20, received callback, information verified and updated by Greg.
3/30/20, left message at front desk for callback.

Point of contact for Veterans is Paul Messett.

In person appointments set up by phone, no walk-ins.

iVets notes: 10/6/20, Gage verified information, added appointments by phone to description.
3/31/20, updated.