The Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council is honored to receive this VDF Grant. Funding will go toward the purchase of remaining construction materials to complete the Tiny House being constructed by the GEO Group, ASP-Kingman. The house will be the first of many small homes to be part of the JAVC continued efforts to assist our homeless veterans. Award of this grant was received by JAVC on November 19, 2020.
Dorn Patrick Farrell, President
Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, INC. (JAVC)
315 Oak St.
PO Box 4463
Kingman, AZ 86402
Member AZ Veterans Hall of Fame
November 19, 2020
The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services is pleased to award this VDF Grant to Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, INC. for the Tiny House Completion for Homeless Veteran.
Funded in part by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services as made available through the Arizona Veterans’ Donations Fund.
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services – www.azdvs.gov
The JAVC is in the process of completing two separate grants and the future looks to be better. One of the requirements of the VA GPD grant was that we have a veteran that has been homeless in the past but is now housed as a member of the BOD. The BOD has added Richard Mickle in this slot. Richard was homeless for 26 years and is now housed. He has been a staunch volunteer for the last five years and is one of the reasons we are successful. I will let you know when the process has been completed and what the requirements and benefits are as of right now I am not sure, and the bottom line has yet to be signed.
The Arizona State Department of Veterans Services has trained, and dedicated Veterans Benefits Counselors and they are moving to all virtual contact. They will visit those requiring in person assistance. I’ll get the new telephone number published as soon as it’s known.
The Lake Havasu City Veterans Resource Fair will be held Saturday, October 17th at the Aquatic Center from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This event is open to all veterans and their families. Additional Stand Down information can be found at https://www.azhousingcoalition.org/avsa.html
The Maricopa County Stand Down will be doing free basic dental work. We will be taking a shuttle to this event and I won’t know how many veterans I can transport as that is dependent upon current CDC COVID-19 guidelines. I recommend that you send in a request for a seat as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have added a contact telephone number for non-monetary donations. Please call 928-715-2156 to determine if we can accept your specific items. What we can accept changes on a regular basis, and we appreciate your consideration of our veterans with your donation. Check us out at www.javc.org and Facebook www.facebook.com/www.javc.org and www.facebook.com/Operation6ArnoldPlaza Take a chance on the BBQ Grill or make a donation.
November is JAVC month at Annie’s Art Attic, 2575 Northern Ave, Kingman, AZ 86409. On Saturday November 7th we will be having a BIG, BIG Yard sale, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Stop by and browse the lot for any special item you may need. Proceeds benefit Veterans.
On Saturday November 14th and Saturday November 21st we will have an information booth from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Organizational and membership information along with a raffle will be happening. Did you know we are an QCO? Don’t know what that is, if you owe Arizona State tax stop in and we review this opportunity with you.
On Saturday November 28th we will be drawing the winning ticket for a beautiful BBQ Grill. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANNIE’S ART ATTIC 2575 NORTHERN AVE UNTIL 1PM. Come see!!!
Stay safe out there!
Pat Farrell, President, JAVC
An important message from Pat Farrell, President of JAVC.
The Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council has helped nearly 3,000 veterans since its inception. We continue to aid military veterans and their immediate families. Individual assistance decisions are made based on circumstances. We may provide direct assistance or refer them to our community partners. Decisions are based on a “hand-up” process.
We continue to sponsor Veterans Resources Fairs in Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Kingman. Recently we have been asked to assist with two LaPaz County Stand Downs, along with the Arizona Department of Veterans Services and the Arizona Stand Down Alliance who provide the funding. We will continue to support these events to provide localized, specific services for these areas. We are seeking community partners to take over leadership for each of these most needed affairs.
Recently an anonymous person sent out postcards to “Fellow Merchant” in downtown Kingman. There was no return address or signature on the mailing. Many unfounded salacious statements were made that were simply incorrect. The slander was more of a personal attack on me. However, because this obviously unsigned and uninformed accusatory mailing disparages our members, our community partners, and my wife, I wanted to update you on what is happening with the JAVC.
We still support Mohave County Veterans Treatment Courts as about 200 veterans have graduated and returned to a successful civilian life after receiving the services that they so desperately needed.
After several unavoidable delays including COVID-19, we are still in the process of completing our Operation 6 program and facility. Operation 6 is a 25-unit Transitional Housing program for military veterans only, male and female. The facility currently meets all city regulations including the fire code. We have food, water, clothing, and toiletries available for those in need. We will be advertising paid positions as required by our grant awards. We have already added one full-time and one part-time position. These positions were required by the Veterans Administration in order to comply with the recently awarded Grant per Diem program. This grant will allow us to work with about 50 veterans every year to identify barriers and to provide whatever we can to remove those barriers. They will then be able to either locate housing (if unable to work) or training and employment if ready to return to work. Many employers prefer hiring military veterans due to their background and training.
Even without a fully functioning physical facility, JAVC has continued to make a difference in the lives of our veterans. I have no idea how any of these programs offend anyone. The anonymous writer of this defamatory postcard can contact me via email email@example.com to verify any facts prior to another mailing. If the postcard had included contact information, I would have been happy to answer any questions about JAVC.
To date we have over $900,000 invested in our Operation 6 facility. These funds come from grants, donations, tax credits, and fundraisers. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT! (Check us out at www.javc.org to donate on-line and obtain more information about our organization.)
We very much appreciate every member, volunteer, and community partner along with those who support our mission. We “Welcome Home” all our military veterans and thank them for their service.
Dorn Patrick Farrell