Mike Rowe leaves a whirlwind in his path each and every time he makes a stop with Lucien and the crew from Returning the Favor. Downriver for Veterans is no exception. Since the show, we have been blessed with all the challenges any organization faces with strong, fast growth. Returning the Favor is a new
Tony Lalli dropped by the warehouse yesterday with some beautiful afghans, made with love by the Crafters at St. Cyprian Church in Riverview. There's nothing like a handcrafted afghan, and our vets will be enjoying those warm hugs for many winters to come. Thank you, St. Cyprians!
Love makes dreams come true. This Valentine's Day, the students at Creative Montessori Academy (CMA) helped make dreams come true for DFV. CMA is a tuition-free, K-8 public charter school in Southgate.Rachel Moul, student advocate, contacted us when we were chosen as the recipient for their fundraiser. CMA student newspaper and the National Junior Honor
Lori Hall has been putting her elbow grease to good work. She's converted the front of the warehouse to our new "Wearhouse" storefront. Now you can walk into the warehouse and purchase your very own "Studmuffin" hat. Warehouse hours vary by week, so check the hours before you go. When you see Lori, make sure
Did you know you can raise money for DFV even if you have none to spare? Local and national outlets make it easy to raise funds. Here are a few ways to help out, even if your budget is stretched to the breaking point already. Facebook recently added a feature that allows you to advertise
It's Cookie Time! A big shout out to Girl Scout Troop 76472 and Keri Chene for the treats! The girls of Troop 76472 gifted Downriver for Veterans enough cookies to give all our veterans a special midwinter treat. Enjoy the pics below of all the happy DFV faces.
from Robert Secco What a wonderful surprise we had for Chris Ochs today. This is how it happened: Defender Mobility contacted me (Rob Secco) and as a board we agreed that Chris would be the perfect recipient. (JUICE from the Leathernecks had nominated DFV to aide in the selection of an off road/all terrain wheelchair
DFV Fundraiser at the Lush Brush DFV Veterans and supporters gathered at the Lush Brush in Lincoln Park last night for some fun and fundraising. Each of us completed the painting of the night, a flag-inspired heart with "Land That I Love" on a banner. Thanks to Lush Brush, who helped us raise $380 and