Helping Hands for Veterans

“We want to help Veterans.”   We love getting those calls from churches, civic groups, and individuals who  want to provide helping hands for Veterans at Opportunity House.

Each year, churches like St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Orwigsburg, PA fulfill their mission of “God’s Work, Our Hands” through service projects that include Opportunity House and their Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

Schuylkill County case manager, Victoria Spitler suggested this project for her church.  She provided a list of suggested items for members to collect including:  basic household items like pots, pans, towels, dish cloths, shower curtains, silverware, plates and cups. These items are essential for Veterans who are starting may be starting a new chapter of their lives in a new apartment.

Veteran Wish List

Veterans appreciate these essential items.

Toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, shaving cream, deodorant, tooth brushes, and tooth paste are always welcomed and appreciated.  These items provide a much-needed helping hands for Veterans who experienced homelessness through eviction or other circumstances.

We Welcome Your Helping Hands for Veterans

Providing essential items for Veterans is a great way to thank those who have served our country.  If your organization, family, church or others  are interested in a service project, we’ll work with you to provide a list of things we can use.  Call Supportive Services for Veteran Families

program director, Holly Wolf at 610-374-4696 extension 293.


SSVF Veteran from Homeless to Homeowner

“It wasn’t easy, but I was determined,” said Nathan W., sharing his path to homeownership.   This former Army Veteran and Supportive Services for Veteran Families graduate, knows the value of hard work and perseverance.   Nathan grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and enjoyed track and field, and cross country during his time at Reading High […]