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Gilbert Army veteran keeps cool with free air conditioning unit

BY KEVIN STONE Jun 8, 2021, 4:25 AM PHOENIX – Two nonprofit groups and a Valley HVAC company came through in a cool way last week for a Gilbert Army veteran and his family. The Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Operation Homefront and AAA Cooling Specialists teamed up to provide Derek Tope’s home with a free air conditioning unit worth ...
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Gilbert military family receives new air conditioning unit from Valley company

Author: Trisha Hendricks Published: 10:13 PM MST June 5, 2021 Updated: 10:13 PM MST June 5, 2021 –The donation was a bright spot for the family, who has faced their share of challenges throughout the years. GILBERT, Ariz. — A Gilbert military family is counting their blessings after receiving a new air conditioning unit from a Valley company in honor of ...
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Vet touts Arizona efforts to help veterans get jobs, despite COVID-19

By Alyssa Marksz/Cronkite News May 26, 2021 –WASHINGTON – An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment for vets in the state and across the country, an advocate told House lawmakers Wednesday. “Communities in Arizona are no different than communities across the United States. We have ...
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New military and veteran success center opens in Surprise

BY TOM KUEBEL PHOENIX — A new resource center for veterans is open in Surprise, providing services that include a full-time AmeriCorp member and part-time Be Connected navigator. The aim of the resource center is to simply provide support services, that will be rolled out in phases, for veterans and military members that are crucial to their well-being, according to ...
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New hub for veteran resources opens in Surprise

By Desiree Fluellen Posted April 22 –The West Valley Military and Veteran Success Center is opening in Surprise to provide support for current and former military personnel and their families. FOX 10’s Desiree Fluellen reports.
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Surprise unveils West Valley veterans resource hub

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 –Veterans, service members (active duty, guard and reserve) and their families now have a new place to access resources, support and assistance in the West Valley. In partnership with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Northern Arizona University, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, and Rio Salado Community College, the city of Surprise offers ...
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PREVENTS Executive Order Signing Ceremony

March 5, 2019 – President Trump signed Executive Order 13861 calling on the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Health and Human Services and others to develop a comprehensive strategy for ending the national tragedy of suicide. This event includes remarks by Thomas Winkel, the Director of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families (28:09).
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PRIMER: Supporting Arizona’s Active Duty Service Members & Veterans

February 24, 2021 –Arizona’s veterans and service members have stepped up to support our communities and those in need during the pandemic. From supporting food banks to providing supplies to the Navajo Nation, ramping up vaccine administration in the Gila River Indian Community and much more, Arizona’s heroes are always there to help. More than 500,000 service members, veterans and their families call Arizona ...
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Arizona nonprofit receives grants to help veterans with COVID hardships

By February 7, 2021 AT 5:45 AM PHOENIX — The Arizona Coalition for Military Families announced Thursday it has received multiple grants from the Bob Woodruff Foundation to further support Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will go toward the organization’s “Be Connected” program, which offers free concierge-style assistance to help veterans ...
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Bob Woodruff Foundation and ACMF Partnership Brings Flow of Support to Community in Need

By: Danny Reed Writer for the Bob Wodruff Foundation Published: January 11, 2021 –Through this partnership and the support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, we were able to support the manufacturing of 120 containers, which were delivered to the Hopi Nation. —Nicola Winkel, Program Director at ACMF ACMF’s mission is to “build Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve, and ...
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