Good Day Marines
How would you like to participate in a little R&R? No not a vacation but a Rifle Raffle. The Kingman Young Marines are holding a Rifle Raffle to raise funds for equipment and projects.. The rifle was donated by a YM Dad and has a EGA engraved in the stock. See the poster for details. Call the numbers listed on the posters and we can get you tickets. Cash/check/MO. Make out to Kingman Young Marines
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Published by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.
Newly released report shows combined economic and social impact of Arizona nonprofits.
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• Register Tucson Report Unveiling & Panel Discussion on May 16
• Register for Flagstaff Report Unveiling & Panel Discussion on May 7
If you were to ask anyone in your community whether nonprofit groups are valuable, they would nod in agreement, saying, “Of course they are.”
But if you asked them what the specific impact nonprofits were having, would they know the answer? Probably not.
The Alliance, along with our partners and community stakeholders, decided we needed to show the value of nonprofits — in measurable ways.
To get some hard data, we commissioned a 2016 study that measured the economic impact nonprofits were having in Arizona. The results were eye-opening.
For example, our nonprofit activity contributes to nearly 8% of Arizona’s Gross State Product. And we provide nearly 12% of all paid jobs across the state.
Imagine walking into a decision maker’s office and handing them such concrete data. That’s what I’ve been doing all year, and from business leaders to state officials, they’re standing up and taking notice. – Kristen Merrifield, Alliance CEO
Beyond the Bottom Line: The Economic and Social Impact of Arizona Nonprofits
The response has been so tremendous, we decided to take it a step further and find out how nonprofit programs and services are affecting social, public and civic value, as well as economics.
The results are in, and I think you’re going to be excited to see them.
This second study collected data from focus groups in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma, as well as a statewide survey.
The results show just how much Arizona is reliant upon nonprofit activity — in specific, measurable ways which will help the sector gain support from grantmakers and lawmakers, alike.
One example included in the study reveals how the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix evaluated the tangible impact of:
• higher graduation rates
• lower underage drinking
• juvenile crime savings
• lower teen pregnancy rates for program participants
The key is that the results are tangible and measurable.
The report suggests research-based metrics are needed to help nonprofits evaluate their own social impact. Seven nonprofits were profiled in the study, showing how they have been able to successfully evaluate outcomes of their programs and services.
We are convinced developing local metrics to show social impact is an essential part of nonprofit strategy, moving forward.
Please open the report and read the results for yourself. Then download the Social Media Marketing Toolkit so you can easily share key points of the study in your newsletters, Facebook posts, tweets, and other communications.
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We’re also organizing community forums across the state to showcase the study results. If you’d like to host an event please contact us.
Date: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 9:43 AM
Subject: VA Offers Early Participation in a Faster New Claims Decision Review
VA Offers Early Participation in a Faster New Claims Decision Review Process
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is offering two opportunities for early participation in the new, more efficient claims decision review process outlined in the historic Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017.
These two opportunities will allow eligible Veterans to receive a review of a decision on a claim much faster than the current appeals process.
“VA is committed to transforming the appeals process,” said VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This is evidenced by the success of Rapid Appeals Modernization Program which has seen over 12,000 Veterans opt-in. In addition, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals has issued approximately 46,000 decisions this fiscal year — nearly 23,000 more decisions than last year at this time. We are on pace to reach a historical fiscal goal of 81,000 decisions.”
First, VA will expand the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP,) by removing the requirement that Veterans first receive an invitation from VA in order to elect participation in the program.
RAMP, which was initially launched in November 2017 as an invitation only program, allows eligible Veterans with a disability compensation appeal early access to the Higher-Level Review and Supplemental Claim Lanes outlined in the Appeals Modernization Act. By removing the invitation requirement, Veterans will have the opportunity to benefit from the new, more efficient decision review process, versus continuing to wait in the legacy appeal process. As of March 31, RAMP reviews were completed in an average of 52 days.
Second, in May, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals will launch its Early Applicability of Appeals Modernization (BEAAM) pilot project. Under this project, the Board will partner with the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the California Department of Veterans Affairs to identify 50 Veterans who are dissatisfied with a recent decision on their benefits claim.
These Veterans will participate in a study that allows them the option of appealing directly to the Board or seeking a review in RAMP. In this study, the Board will collect preliminary data about Veteran choices and experiences.
In October, the Board will begin deciding appeals from RAMP decisions using the features of the Appeals Modernization Act, specifically its new, separate Direct, Evidence and Hearing dockets.
The expansion of RAMP, combined with the BEAAM, will allow VA to collect valuable data about implementation of the Appeals Modernization Act.
The JAVC has an opportunity for several volunteers interested in researching through the Internet and other traditional resources. All of this research will be to benefit the Operation 6 Arnold Plaza project.
Please email Pat Farrell at email@example.com to discuss this exciting opportunity.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Ben Carson, Secretary
Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410
HUD No. 18-027 FOR RELEASE
HUD Public Affairs Friday
202-708-0685 April 6, 2018
HUD, VA TEAM UP TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES
HUD-VASH vouchers to provide housing for 5,211 veterans
WASHINGTON – In a continued effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $43 million to 325 local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide a permanent home to more than 5,200 veterans experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.
A component of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the HUD-VASH vouchers being awarded today enable homeless veterans to obtain affordable, decent housing in the private market. These vouchers are critical tools in helping communities effectively end homelessness among veterans. See local funding chart below.
“Our nation’s veterans deserve more than a life on the streets,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “There is no greater responsibility than to end veteran homeless and to make certain that those who have served our nation have a home they can call their own.”
More than 87,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 144,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program since 2008. More than 500 PHAs administer the HUD-VASH program, and this most recent award includes 102 additional PHAs, increasing HUD-VASH coverage to many communities. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation’s veterans.
In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.
Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov. You can also connect with HUD on social media or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.
You can follow Secretary Carson on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY PARTNERING VA MEDICAL FACILITY NUMBER OF VOUCHERS AMOUNT
Alabama Housing Authority of the Birmingham District Birmingham 7 $38,567
Huntsville Housing Authority Birmingham 6 $26,853
Alabama Total 13 $65,420
Alaska Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Alaska Health Care System 15 $121,835
Alaska Total 15 $121,835
Arizona Mohave County Community Svcs. Department Northern Arizona Health Care System 15 $74,219
Tempe Housing Authority Phoenix 10 $68,078
Arizona Total 25 $142,298
Certificate of Appreciation presented to Joe Kalous at Adan Repair.
Certificate of Appreciation presented to Kingman Regional Medical Center.
I have attached a flier announcing the Silver Auction AZ Charity Auction of a beautifully restored 1958 Chevy Yeoman Station Wagon on March 31st. Over 5,000 hours of donated time was used along with many manufacturers donated parts to bring this rare vehicle back to the shining example of yesteryear and the days of our youth.
Thanks go to Dan Dowdy of Street Rods by Dowdy for his expertise in overseeing this restoration.
Proceeds will go into our Operation 6 project of transitional housing for homeless veterans. More information on this project can be found on our website at www.javc.org under the “Operation 6” tab.
I can be reached at 928-716-3001 with any questions you may have about the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, INC. We are a Public Charity 501.c.3.
Please forward this announcement to anyone that you believe may be interested in this opportunity.
“A rising tide raises all ships.”
JAVC Veterans Assistance line 928-377-2487
Dorn Patrick Farrell
Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council
P.O. Box 4463
Kingman, AZ. 86402
AZ Veterans Hall of Fame member.
COUNTY SET TO SELL ARNOLD PLAZA TO THE JERRY AMBROSE VETERANS COUNCIL.
Click below for article published in the Mohave Daily News!!!
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP TAKES CARE OF VETERANS FROM THE BATTLEFRONT TO THE HOME FRONT
Click below to open this very important Executive Order.
Veterans Transition EO Factsheet Embargoed Until 1.9 1045 AM-1________________________________________________
Honor Flight Southern Nevada Holds Honor Flight Experience
A recognition event for World War II and Korean War veterans
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BeConnectedAZ.org presented an overview of their abilities to support veterans with needs in all categories at the recent JAVC meeting in November.
The Be Connected program is a statewide effort to strengthen access to support and resources for the 600,000+ service members, veterans and their families who call Arizona home.
Be Connected Goals
There are three goals for the Be Connected program:
- Reduce deaths by suicide in Arizona’s population of service members and veterans.
- Build upon existing capacity and strengths within our service systems, adding a new layer of coordination and support.
- Demonstrate effectiveness and develop a sustainability plan that builds program components into systems and funding.
Be Connected Partners
There are three types of partners:
Be Connected Components
There are three parts to the program:
- CALL – A 24/7 support line that anyone can call, including service members, veterans, family members, helpers and providers.
- MATCH – A Resource Match Tool and help to navigate to the right resources for each person or family’s situation.
- LEARN – Training, including in-person and online options, to equip everyone with the knowledge, skills and confidence to help.
Please click below to learn more about this most concise vault of information to assist veterans.