For Immediate Release

"Provider of the Year" Award

Easterseals Oregon Awarded "Provider of the Year" by Honoring Heroes

February 16, 2021

Media Contact:
Ellen Catania

Easterseals Oregon has been named "Provider of the Year" by Honoring Heroes - an organization dedicated to assisting United States Veterans and active duty personnel and their families. Read on to learn about Easterseals Oregon, Honoring Heroes, and the Provider of the Year award.

The following is a brief Q&A between our staff and Mark Bucholz (Chairman of Honoring Heroes)

Who is Honoring Heroes? Tell me a little bit about what you guys do.

Mission statement; we are a nonprofit (501c3) dedicated to assisting United States Veterans and active duty personnel and their families.

We assist Veterans and their families when they might require assistance, such as paying utility bills, car repairs or other necessities. Often times, at no fault of their own,  life just gets in the way. We provide them a “hand up, not a hand out.”  We also partner with several other Veteran/Military nonprofits such at Easter Seals, VETcare, Ft. Kennedy, The Returning Veterans Project, The Tanner Project, Homes for our Troops and Joys of Living Assistance Dogs.  These are all highly rated organization and we support them and their missions in any way we can.  

We work closely with the staff of Easter Seals and VETcare continuously.  Veterans leaving homeless shelters, drug and alcohol treatment centers and transitional centers have worked hard and are able to move into their own homes and apartments.  Most times these Veterans, many times with spouses or families have no furnishings. Honoring Heroes will provide them with the basics, beds, dressers, sofa, chairs, coffee and end tables and more.  

What does it take for an organization to be considered for your Provider of the Year award?

Organizations and individuals that go above and beyond to assist our Veterans are considered.  They have consistently demonstrated that they care about those that have sacrificed for us. 

Who has won the Provider of the Year award in previous years?

The Returning Veterans Project
Joys of Living Assistance Dogs

What does this award mean to you, and what made Easterseals Oregon this year’s recipient?

We’ve seen firsthand their compassion and dedication to find a better life for our Veterans.  Their entire staff is pleasurable to work with, whether it’s moving furniture together or planning for future Vets to get into their own housing.

For readers who want to learn more about Honoring Heroes, where can they check out your organization online?

Our website is
You can also find us on
Facebook at
Instagram at (@honoring_heroes)

Our Salem Supportive Services for Veteran Families team with the Honoring Heroes Team

On behalf of the staff of Easterseals Oregon, I'd like to extend our deepest gratitude for this award and for your support of our organization.

Thank you Mark, and thank you Honoring Heroes!

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