Friday, October 3, 2014

Arise and Restore: a great local charity working to help our military vets

My husband and I are proud supporters of our military and our military vets. My late father-in-law was a Korean War vet and both my grandfathers were WWII vets. We both have other family members who are active military or vets.  This year my husband and I went to the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California. While we were walking among the different shops and exhibits, one particular exhibit caught my husband’s eye. It was filled with military merchandise and signs. The exhibit was being run by the Arise and Restore ministry. 

Arise and Restore ministry is a non-profit organizations which provides help for vets especially vets with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) in partnership with FrontSight Military Ministry. Their mission is to “establish an environment whereby military service members who are lost, hurting and in search of support and guidance can meet with former and active duty military men and women in a setting of mutual trust and understanding” (FrontSight ministry pamphlet). This wonderful organization offers a gym, counseling services as well as recreation center where their members can come and talk and interact with fellow vets. 

The ministries provide support and guidance specially dedicated to the military community from a Christian perspective. Their mission comes from the Biblical verse, 2 Chronicles 20:17, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord who is with you.” A verse to help remind and encourage these vets that they are not alone. 

Arise and Restore runs a thrift shop with all the proceeds going to help run the facilities for their members and provide the help that they so desperately need. Please visit their website for items they accept for donations as well as other ways you can help these deserving men and women. 

Arise and Restore 

FrontSight ministry,

or if you are in the LA/Inland Empire area, 
visit the Arise and Restore Thrift Shop at: 125 S Mountain Ave, Ontario, CA 91762