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Fundraiser aids nonprofit Support Homeless Veterans Inc. - 8/22/2014

After six years of service in the Army, William Olsen found himself at rock bottom. A VA hospital admitted him, which is where he started his recovery, and then he went to a dual diagnosis treatment center called Impact Services. "That’s where I met Miss Cara Colantuono," Olsen said.

Colantuono, of Glenside, is a social worker at Abington Memorial Hospital and also the founder of Support Homeless Veterans Inc., a nonprofit whose donations go directly to helping veterans, as there is no paid staff. Colantuono, the granddaughter of two veterans, said she founded the organization in 2011 as a way to get the community involved in helping veterans.

The fundraiser the night of Aug. 19 helped raise funds for veterans like Olsen. Gilchrist invited other GOP candidates such as Robert Gillies, running for state representative for the 154th District, Dee Adcock, candidate for the 13th Congressional District, and Armond James, running for the 2nd Congressional District, to scoop water ice that night and spread the word about SHV’s services.


Passyunk Ave Antique car show/2nd Street Festival both were a hit for SHV - 8/8/2012

On Sunday July 21st and August 5th SHV had its team out and about promoting the cause at the Passyunk Ave Antique Car show and the 2nd Street Festival. The events were a great success and we got to meet several individuals that were motivated to support the cause. Thank you everyone who gave and a special thanks to the men that gave the shirts off their backs to a homeless veteran.

Stay tuned for information on our next fundraising become a volunteer contact

Red, White, and Blue

Code: Red, White, and Blue 4 - 7/21/2012

Thanks to everyone that came out to the last Code at the Fishtown Rec Center. We brought out 60 Veterans to the event for fun,community, good eats, and other needed resources. Please check out the pictures and consider taking the time to either financially fun this initiative, donate time, or provide products.

Take the time to get involved with this cause and host your own Veteran Support events in your area.

The next Code is cancelled to prepare for StandDown as our money can’t stretch all the up coming events. We will see you September 22nd at the Fishtown Rec Center at 1202 E. Montgomery Ave Phila PA 19125 from 9am - 12pm

Contact for more information!

Spartan Race

SHV Spartan Race Team - 6/16/2012

Join the SHV Spartan Race Team as we take on a 4 mile obstacle course and mud run to prove that we mean business. Register online at and select "Join a Team" once registered you will select the Sunday July 15th race date (you may pick anytime) after registering you will be given a chance to scroll through a list of teams select SUPPORT HOMELESS VETERANS (if you don’t see it - type it in) Thats all it takes. Drop us a line via e-mail to to confirm it. We will work on getting everyone shirts and remember you can get sponsored and raise funds for the veterans by downloading the pledge form on the home page. Don’t forget to join our team on facebook at
Lets Do This!


WMMR Rocks SHV - 6/10/2012

Check out Cara Colantuono on WMMR’s public affairs show as they discuss Veteran issues and the programs and services that are offered by Support Homeless Veterans. Thank you to Markus from WMMR for taking the time to meet with us and for supporting the cause. WMMR Rocks!

Follow the link below to hear the interview through WMMR’s blog.

Click to listen: WMMR interview with Cara Colantuono

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