2016-honorees-with-screenA Tribute to Veterans
For the past 25 years, VLP’s A Tribute to Veterans has brought together honorable Veterans, well-known business leaders, and dedicated supporters of the Veteran community on the Thursday before Memorial Day. Each year, nearly 600 guests attend A Tribute to Veterans to honor all of the men and women who have served in our military, their families and friends who stand by them, and those who work in our community to support them.

Next Tribute to Veterans: May 24, 2018


img_9225335 Miles for Veterans 
On June 30th, 2016, 19 Veterans & supporters bicycled 335 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. to raise money and awareness for local Veterans on 4th of July weekend. In just four months, the group raised more than $26,000.

Thanks to the terrific turnout and an already high level of interest for the 2017 ride, we are expecting a 100 person team to raise over $100,000 for our 335 Miles for Veterans 2017 event. Stay tuned for details!

Please click to view the team’s current training miles – Strava

To register for the event – 335 Miles for Veterans

Next 335 Miles for Veterans: June 30 – July 4, 2017


photos-with-upmc-signThe Crucible Hike 
Imagine a group of 60 people tackling the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands Trail for a 3-day, 70+ mile extreme hike with a full gear pack – welcome to The Crucible Hike. This 3-day extreme journey through some of Pennsylvania’s most spectacular scenery is not for the faint of heart, but your life won’t be the same after you’ve participated. It’s a journey of passion, determination and personal triumph, as much as it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local Veterans who are in need of housing and employment services.

In 2016, VLP had 98 participants join us for September 11th weekend, raising more than $76,000.

If you are interested in becoming a participant please click here to register, Crucible Hike or check out last year’s video, 2016 Crucible Hike

Next Crucible Hike: September 9th – 11th, 2017


johnstown-with-rayStand Down Pittsburgh
Stand Down Pittsburgh is a day-long services fair for local Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Each year, Stand Down provides access to breakfast, lunch, 60+ health & community service providers, entertainment, barbers, clothing, and essential supplies.

 

Next Stand Down Pittsburgh: November 18, 2017 


tables-2014Veterans Day Breakfast
Considered to be one of the largest Veterans Day breakfasts in Pennsylvania, this occasion brings together more than 700 guests – including Veterans who served in WWII to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan at Duquesne University. We enjoy a meal together, honor those who have served, and hear their inspiring stories.

 

Next Veterans Day Breakfast: November 11, 2017


img_3964Veterans Day Parade
Every year, VLP staff and Veterans proudly march in the annual Veterans Day Parade. If you’re interested in joining us, please email info@vlpwpa.org or call (412) 481-8200. 

 

Next Veterans Day Parade: November 11, 2017


Third-party events
Interested in holding a fundraiser for VLP? Contact Toshua Jarrett by phone at (412) 481-8200 or by email at jarrettt@vlpwpa.org to find out more information.