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January 26, 2021

HVAF has shown up for Army vet 9+ years

Anthony served in the United States Army from 1977-1979 as a clerk. He described military life as an interesting experience for him, and how life has been hard since then.   “(Life after the military) was a struggle, and it is still a struggle,” Anthony […]
January 13, 2021

HVAF helps find employment for veterans – like Army veteran Robert

A fresh start… Army veteran Robert came to HVAF because he needed to find a place that helped find employment for veterans. But he didn’t only need a job – he needed clothes, food, and a home. After getting out of jail a few days […]
January 8, 2021

OA Sponsor Shoutout: EdChoice

Written by EdChoice At EdChoice, we work each day to make sure all families have access to the K-12 schooling options that work best for their students.   That includes tens of thousands of military families who sacrifice so much to defend our nation from […]
January 5, 2021
HVAF's Operation Alpha went virtual this year over Zoom

HVAF’s Operation Alpha 2020 raises $80,000!

Despite all of the challenges with 2020 – and thanks to our amazing supporters – HVAF’s Operation Alpha was a HIT!   What is Operation Alpha? Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery’s Founder and CEO, disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran Travis Barnes, started Operation Alpha in 2014. […]
December 27, 2020

Vet receives AND gives in HVAF’s pantry

Air Force veteran Rashaun served in the military from 2008 to 2014. Now in 2020, he has been coming to HVAF’s food, clothing, and hygiene pantry for the last seven months.   After doing some research online, he found out about HVAF’s services for veterans. […]
December 27, 2020

How HVAF’s Pantry helped Army vet & family

HVAF’s Pantry is full of clothes, hygiene items, and food for all veterans and their families.   Sierra’s Story This offering can be crucial to some veterans who face hard times. Sierra is one of those veterans who found herself in a tough spot last […]
December 27, 2020

SOAR Initiative helps HVAF vet & dog

SOAR Initiative has served Indianapolis’ homeless and their animals since 2014.   An unmet need Angela Hopson began working as a Street Outreach Professional for Horizon House six years ago. As she visited, she saw there was a need not just for the homeless – […]
December 27, 2020

Former homeless veteran becomes homeowner

This last October, Army veteran and HVAF employee Fred moved into his first own home. Thanks to Habitat For Humanity, Fred is now a proud homeowner in Indianapolis!   A long journey   But it hasn’t always been this easy for Fred. Starting at a […]
December 26, 2020

HVAF case managers help residents with COVID-19

COVID-19 has proven difficult for everyone – including Carie.   Before HVAF Carie served in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1992. She said she is proud to be one of the few women to work in a submarine at that time.   After […]
August 1, 2011

Bikers rolled in to support HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

Bikers came from over central Indiana to participate in HVAF’s 3rd annual “Freedom Ride” on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis East. 73 bikers participated in the police escorted “Freedom Ride” which is HVAF’s largest annual fundraiser. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels launched the […]
February 9, 2012

HVAF joins Ranger on last mile to raise awareness for homeless vets

HVAF veterans ran alongside 28-year-old Cpl. Cory Smith, who had just finished a 565-mile bike and run trek in 28 days from Columbus, Ga. to Indianapolis, Ind., in an effort to raise awareness of veteran issues, such as homelessness. Cpl. Smith, who faced his own […]
June 15, 2012

Zach Day hikes Appalachian Trial to benefit homeless veterans

  Zach Day, 26, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, began an adventure of a lifetime — and it’s all for a good cause. He will spend the next five months hiking 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail on behalf of the Hoosier Veterans […]
August 27, 2013

Unique Home Solutions commitment to U.S. veterans

On Saturday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m., Unique Home Solutions, one of the largest home remodeling companies in Indiana, will hold a Pig Roast dinner at Sully’s Bar & Grill to benefit HVAF. The Pig Roast is a culmination of a year-long effort and more […]
September 30, 2013

Motorcycle ride through northwest Indianapolis helps veterans

A police escorted group of 40 motorcyclists took a scenic route through the northwest side of Indianapolis on September 28. HVAF thanks the following sponsors for the 5th Annual Freedom Ride: Rolling Thunder, Comm Data, Riders Insurance, Fishers Post 470, Vigilantes, Studio 77, GTECH Indiana, […]
October 31, 2013

IndyCar community to kick-start veterans projects to benefit HVAF

The IndyCar community will honor HVAF veterans this month with a service project that includes hosting several area donation drives (canned good and hygiene items) now through November 9. On November 9, IndyCar crew members and staff will take part in a renovation project at the Jackson […]
November 18, 2013

40,000 Pounds of Giving teams up with HVAF

Bring canned and packaged food to the annual Circle of Lights Celebration downtown on Monument Circle on 11/29 for collection by 40,000 Pounds of Giving for veterans at HVAF. HVAF staffers will be along the Circle to collect your canned food donation. You can also […]
January 20, 2014

Living the MLK legacy with service to homeless veterans

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” Students representing the IUPUI Black Student Union with other volunteers from the university’s Black Faculty and Staff Council will answer that question on the 13th Annual […]
January 27, 2014

Easier job access for veterans

While the country is climbing out of recession, there are a disproportionate number of military veterans still looking for jobs. HVAF has partnered with GTECH Indiana to give formally homeless veterans new and powerful tools as they seek new jobs and opportunities to return to […]