Success Stories

Captain Jason Jones Continues to Serve Others

They looked like typical school boys playing baseball or soccer for Blue Mountain High School in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. They were young, energetic, and ambitious. Two of this group of tight-knit friends started their own lawn mowing business. They promised to be...

Putting Pride Aside

As one of 10 siblings, James D. looked out for his siblings especially after losing his mother when he was just 12 years old.  After high school, he was looking for a new adventure. This York, Pennsylvania native visited an Army recruiter with a friend and they both...

Veteran Moving Forward For Her Children

After hearing her Veteran grandfather’s stories about serving in the Battle of the Bulge, Linda*  knew she wanted to enlist in the Army.  At age 23, and the mother of a 3 year old, Linda, wanted to better herself and provide security for her young family.  The Army...

Volunteer for Veterans

One of the greatest business lessons students have learned this year is adaptability and flexibility.  For full time dental hygienist and student, Deanna Brugger, it was particularly challenging.  She is completing her requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in...

Homeless Doesn’t Mean Hopeless

Henry* was born on an Army base in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. His grandfather served at the base and his father worked there as a civilian.  The son of two Army veteran’s, his mother served as a nurse in the Army and his father was a chemical specialist.  As a child, he...

“God Directed Me To Reading, Pennsylvania”

“God Directed Me To Reading, Pennsylvania”

United States Air Force Veteran Anthony Andre Jones’ life reads like a Hollywood movie script filled with a revealing plot with twists and turns.  He feels as if this storyline could have only been written by God. During his military service in the Air Force, Anthony...

Making an Impact in Schuylkill County

“I’d be on the street if it weren’t for her taking action.” Those are the words of this Vietnam-era Army veteran, Ronald H.  sharing his thoughts about the services he received through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program Offering Help in...

SSVF Lancaster Provides Help and Hope

Henry* was born on an Army base in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. His grandfather served at the base and his father worked there as a civilian.  The son of two Army veteran’s, his mother served as a nurse in the Army and his father was a chemical specialist.  As a child, he...

Improving Your Life One Step At a Time

“ I wanted to see the world,” said Thomas, a former jet mechanic when asked why he joined the Air Force. His travels started with school in Illinois and then he was stationed at Travis Air Force base in California.  He honed his skills working on 141 and C5 planes. He...