NORTH BEND — Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach has received a $2,000 donation from the Pacific Coast Corvette Club to assist in providing services to Coos County and South Coast veterans. The club meets locally at Ken Ware Chevrolet. See pacificcoastcorvetteclub.org on the Internet.
In addition to the grant from the Corvette Club, SOVO also received a Community Grant from the City of Coos Bay for $2,500 to help continue offering necessary services to local veterans.
SOVO operates on volunteer power and community donations. In 2017, the organization logged in 4,881 volunteer hours, served 3,091 veterans and resolved 2,570 issues brought to them by veterans. The same year, the organization obtained $1,946,000 in annual recurring payments to veterans from the Veterans Administration and $178,000 in retroactive payments to veterans, dependents and survivors.