What We Do

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Our Core Missions

Ride with Valor supports Veterans through three core missions:

Hearth & Home

Aging in Place

Wings of Valor

Victory Garden

Hearth & Home

This is our flagship program, dedicated to providing Veterans with a safe home of their own. Working in conjunction the Land Bank, we use local contractors and volunteers to remodel dilapidated housing to bring it back to habitability and to code. We then select a homeless Veteran to reside in the home—however, this is not a handout. “Hearth and Home” requires the Veteran to enroll in programming designed to get them back on their feet. We will help them by providing resources to help them with issues such as their finances, their health, or their credit. For five years, the Veteran will pay rent on the home—which can be subsidized through Section Eight. After the five years, the Veteran will have the opportunity to purchase the home at 50% of the appraised value. Our goal is to not only get homeless Veterans back on their feet, but to keep them there—a goal made much easier by eliminating housing insecurity.

“Hearth and Home” also assists with furniture donations and appliances. Many homeless Veterans are moved from homeless shelters into completely empty apartments—no furniture, no refrigerator for groceries, not even a stove to cook on. We help furnish apartments with these necessities, providing these Veterans with not just a roof over their head, but the dignity of having their own safe space to live.

And finally, “Hearth and Home” may assist with home safety repairs. Many Veterans, facing a crisis such as a leaking roof, a broken furnace in winter, or black mold in the bathroom, do not know where or who to reach out to for help. They also may not have the finances to cover these types of costly repairs. “Hearth and Home” can help Veterans with these types of issues find reliable resources and workers to keep homes safe and livable.


Aging in Place

Older homes are beautiful, but unfortunately not safe for elderly or disabled Veterans to live in. Our “Aging in Place” program works to keep Veterans in their homes for as long as possible. We have remodeled bathrooms to fit ADA-requirements. We have installed stair lifts to help older Veterans continue to use both floors of their home. We have installed wheelchair ramps to ensure Veterans can leave their homes at will (and more importantly, in an emergency). We strive to keep our Veterans independent for as long as is safely possible.

Wings of Valor

One of the major obstacles for a Veteran obtaining the help that they need is transportation. Public transportation does not often reach out to where the people need it most. Our handicap accessible van allows us to help these Veterans get back and forth to their crucial appointments, free of cost to the Veteran.

If you have any questions about any of these programs or are interested in volunteering for any of these programs, please contact us.

Victory garden

Food insecurity threatens many of our Veterans. To help combat this, Ride with Valor partners with the our community partners to pass out parcels of food for Veterans in need. For holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, we also make it a priority to deliver turkeys, hams, and holiday meals for Veterans both at home and in shelters.


We are also in the process of creating an apple orchard. Working in tandem with homeless shelters, this orchard will help keep Veterans in fresh produce--a difficult feat for them to accomplish alone due to high prices.