Rebuilding hope in veterans’ lives by serving those who served us
ORH is declaring war on Veteran homelessness in rural Oregon by providing real, timely solutions built by and supported by our community. Our Veterans put their lives on the line for the people of the United States with their service, it is our honor to serve them in a time of need.
We focus on reducing two statistics that plague our Veteran community, in Coos County and across the nation:
The number of Veterans experiencing homelessness
Veterans make up less than 8% of the population in the United States, but make up nearly 10% of the homeless population.
The number of Veteran suicides nationwide
There is an estimated 22 veterans that commit suicide every day.
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Operation Rebuild Hope provides innovative housing solutions and support services for Veterans and their families.
Every veteran in rural Oregon will have a safe and stable environment to live in and will feel engaged with and supported by the community.
Emergency Housing (30 – 90 days)
Raising awareness for veteran suicide and mental health
Operation Rebuild Hope
ORH is a solution based non-profit supporting Veterans in Coos County and surrounding areas.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Providing opportunities for our vets to explore the great outdoors
Help Veterans experiencing homelessness find the support they need
ORH and our partners have fully transitioned 23 veterans from homeless to housed since 2016.
Meet the Team
Executive Director / Founder
After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps and completed three combat deployments to Iraq during his 14 years of service
Director of Marketing
Since joining the Operation Rebuild Hope team, she has been instrumental in addressing the troubles that our female veterans face.
Director of Human Resources
She witnessed first hand what PTSD looks like and wanted to do everything in her power to help.
She is excited to have the opportunity to work and help veterans, and to see Bryan’s Home come to life.
Re-Humanizing the Homeless, One Veteran at a Time
In February 2020, US Air Force Veteran Tiffiany Peters began an initiative called “Re-Humanizing the Homeless, One Veteran at a Time” in hopes to give people some insight into some of the struggles veterans face daily. The stories that are attached to each image are heartbreaking, heartwarming, inspirational, and hopefully encourage you to see these individuals differently. Homelessness does not mean life is over, it means there have been obstacles that have made things harder to cope with. Together, we can step up.
Extending a hand out is a way to let someone know you are there to help them up.
Tiffiany Peters, US Air Force Veteran
My goal for this project is to inspire others to look at those who may be struggling with homelessness, not with pity, but with understanding. Understanding that they may have not chosen this life they are currently in. Understanding that what they are dealing with is probably much deeper than you or I can see. And an understanding that every person copes differently. We are not here to judge the world they live in, we are here to show empathy and offer what we can. We can all offer different things and insights, but most importantly we can offer kindness.”
If you are interested in becoming a partner with ORH, please contact us today.
What you need to know
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Operation Rebuild Hope?
ORH is a veteran nonprofit organization that is creating solutions to get our homeless veterans off the street and back into a home. Operation Rebuild Hope serves veterans by providing fast-tracked solutions and support services to those in need. We are currently located in Coos County, Oregon. To learn more please browse our website www.operationrebuildhope.org.
Is ORH an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?
Yes! We’ve been a 501(c)(3) since 2017. To learn more about our non-profit status and our seal of transparency, please visit our page on GuideStar.
What kind of support is offered?
Homeless prevention, emergency food, emergency housing, installing wheelchair ramps, closing costs, hot water heaters, bill recovery, roof maintenance (if at risk of homelessness)
Since July 2021, we have also started offering rental assistance for those on the verge of becoming homeless.
What type of donations are you accepting?
We are always accepting cash, check, and online donations through Donor Box and paypal (@operationrebuildhope). In lieu of cash we also accept in-kind donations which may include but are not limited to; new/unused queen/full bedding and linens (sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows, towels, wash clothes, etc), items for our Angel Bags (snacks food, travel size toiletries, socks, ziplock bags, hand warmers, ponchos, etc.), basic toiletry items (deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, comb, lotion, hand sanitizer, etc.), bottled water, non perishable food, SOCKS, undershirts, gas cards, gift cards, etc.
During the winter we stuff backpacks and deliver to children who are homeless. New/unused items needed are backpacks, stuffed animals, toys, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, coloring books, crayons/colored pencils/markers, books. All of these items should be child appropriate.
What does ORH need?
First and foremost, we need your time! Our volunteers are so appreciated and we are in constant need of them. We would have never been able to accomplish what we have done so far without the help of our volunteers. Additionally, donations are always welcomed (see above for types of donations needed). Finally, we need the word to spread about our organization. Word of mouth is the BEST type of advertising for our non-profit. If you use social media you can follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/operationrebuildhope or on IG: https://www.instagram.com/operationrebuildhope/
How do I become an Operation Rebuild Hope volunteer?
To start the volunteering process, you will need to fill out our volunteer application that can be found on our website. Once that is completed you will be added to our volunteer list. When we have a need for volunteers we will contact you.
Is Operation Rebuild Hope hiring?
Yes! We are currently (2022) looking for case managers, activities coordinators, peer support, admin, and grant writers, and more! If you have any questions or are interested in applying for a position please reach out to our HR department, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a disbaled veteran currently living couch to couch, can ORH help me?
We will do everything we can. We first need you to fill out our housing application, which can be found on our website. Timberwolves Den is our emergency housing for veterans, it is for 30-90 days. You can find the application located under our solutions tab above. Bryan’s Home is for temporary housing. You can find the application located under our solutions tab above.
How do I become an ORH Alumni?
To become an Alumni you must put in the time! Once you have logged at least 122 volunteer hours with us, you will be considered an Alumni. You will receive an Alumni t-shirt and be invited to any Alumni events we may host.
Operation Rebuild Hope is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization. Help us continue our mission to support veterans in need with your donation.
In 2021, our volunteers were able to assist over 300 individuals and families. Make a difference, become a part of our team.
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In the military, we are taught to never leave a fellow service-member behind. You are not alone in your situation, we are here to help.