Thank you Valerie for bringing together your friends and church community to provide Deanna’s children with back-to-school clothes.
Deanna served in the army in Afghanistan and loves fishing and camping with her kids.
The Wingman Program connects veterans to people in the community to support their needs. You can make a positive change in the community and give back to our combat veterans by becoming a Wingman volunteer.
Sign up to be a Wingman: https://www.everyoneforveterans.org/be-a-wingman.html
Thank you University of Iowa College of Dentistry for providing Raymond, a 92-year-old combat veteran, with free dental care. Raymond was an Infantryman deployed to the frontlines of Korea.
After not having a dental cleaning for 20 years, Raymond was able to get partial upper and lower dentures. He can now eat whatever he wants and smiles confidently!
Thank you Sue, Eriana, and friends for reaching out and offering to make masks for our veterans! Over 200 masks have been delivered to veterans around the nation.
"It was a very rewarding project. Thank you for helping us make this happen!" -Sue
This is a great example of how E4V connects the community with our veterans to support them when in need, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meet Morgan! She served in the Navy in Afghanistan and though her passion has always been art, she pushed it away, never feeling comfortable with her true self.
Thank you Peter and Spencer for helping Morgan pursue her dream of producing music. Peter is showing Morgan how to edit and record music on a computer, and Spencer is providing Morgan producing advice. Because of their help, Morgan is more confident about embracing her artistic talent and has started to write poetry and play the guitar.
“Accepting free help is strange at first but this experience has shown me sometimes people are just really kind and generous with no strings attached." - Morgan
The Wingman Program connects veterans to people in the community to support their needs. Do you want to make a positive impact in your community by helping a combat veteran?
★ Serve as a Wingman at: https://www.everyoneforveterans.org/be-a-wingman.html
★ Veterans sign up at: https://www.everyoneforveterans.org/how-we-serve-vets.html
Jonathan was deployed to Iraq three times, with a range of duties from Guard duty to foodservice. Initially, he had a tough time coming back from Iraq which led him to suddenly change his career path. Pursuing acting, Jonathan recently completed school at the Theater and Film Conservatory for acting. However, the trials of deployment are never far off. Jonathan is grateful for a good friend from Iraq that he talks to every day.
Dr. Dodds was able to help him regain his confidence with his smile. Thank you, Dr. Dodds, for supporting combat veterans!
Be like Dr. Dodds and help veterans smile again. Dentists can sign up here:
Everyone can donate to keep veterans smiling here:
Bryant was deployed to Afghanistan as an Automotive Diesel Technician. Returning stateside, he still has challenges with PTSD and reintegration within society. Bryant has an automotive mechanic job. He liked to target shoot for fun and wanted to take on 4-wheeling, but had to sell both the 4-wheeler and his gun in order to "put food on the table.” Now, his kids are his “hobby".
"Because I didn't take care of myself due to everything I went through I have expressed to my kids how bad it can get if they do not brush their teeth." They all got new toothbrushes and toothpaste and they brush 2 to 3 times a day.
Dr. Lindsey Meyer (Monticello, IA) with Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, Bryant.
Be like Dr. Lindsey Meyer and help veterans smile again. Dentists can sign up here: https://www.everyoneforveterans.org/dentists.html,
Everyone can donate to keep veterans smiling, https://donorbox.org/everyone-for-veterans
Dr. Jennifer Chan and her dental assistant, Justina, of Lakeview Dental Clinic in Lake Stevens, Washington, volunteered their time and skills to treat Vietnam Veteran, Rick Irish.
Rick was deployed to Vietnam where he was part of Special Handling, loading and unloading different classes of explosives in airplanes. Returning stateside, he was not aware of PTSD, though he had lots of flashbacks that lessened through the years. Those difficulties meant going through 3 marriages. He worked an array of jobs from logging, carpentry, construction, etc. He retired at 51 due to back issues and is hard of hearing. Presently, he enjoys metal detecting in the woods.
Be like Dr. Jennifer Chan and help veterans smile again.
Dentists can sign up here: https://www.everyoneforveterans.org/dentists.html
Everyone can donate to keep veterans smiling:
Dr. Tim Marker of Mt. Vernon, WA, is happy to be able to help out Vietnam war Veteran, James P. James did 2 tours in Vietnam. Through all the struggles with transitioning back to civilian life, James worked as a gardener, greenskeeper and street sweeper for most of his life. James is pleased to be back in WA state and living with his brother. Getting treatment at the VA for his PTSD has been very helpful. James enjoys smiling with his new dentures.
Be like Dr. Tim Marker and help veterans smile again.
Mission Accomplished Mondays will be off for the summer break and will resume in the fall. Thank you!
Dr. Jack LeWright of Angelo, TX, was so gracious to help Afghanistan War Veteran, Jeremy H. with his smile. Jeremy was in the Army with part of his duties doing road clearance and sweeping for IEDs. Transition home has been difficult, but Jeremy is working hard going to school for his Bachelors in Business. He is thrilled to have his dental care taken care of.
We are grateful for the partnership in honoring veterans. Thank you Dr. LeWright!
We provide opportunities for dentists across the country to give back to just one combat veteran in their private offices. Please help spread the word to all dentists so they can partner with us to honor our combat veterans. Presently, we have many opportunities for dentists in California and Arizona. Be like Dr. LeWright and change the life of a combat veteran!
Time for #MissionAccomplishedMondays… Dr. Thomas Kang!
Dr. Thomas Kang of Federal Way has helped several combat veteran patients. For Keniqua M., an Iraq War Veteran, he enlisted an orthodontist, an endodontist, and a prosthodontist to provide comprehensive care. It is amazing and inspiring to see how many dentists embrace the chance to give back to veterans. We are grateful for the partnership in honoring veterans. Thank you Dr. Kang!
We provide opportunities for dentists across the country to give back to just one combat veteran in their private offices. Please help spread the word to all dentists so they can partner with us to honor our combat veterans. Presently, we have many opportunities for dentists in California and Arizona. Be like Dr. Kang and change the life of a combat veteran!
The goal of our blog is to keep everyone updated on what Everyone for Veterans has been working on.