The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) is in partnership with Orens Brothers Real Estate and Mosaic Development Partners to create an innovative veteran community, entitled Edison 64 Veterans Community, which is more than affordable housing – it is a supportive and stable place to call home for those who have served, our veterans.

 

Located on the former site of Edison High School at 700 West Somerset Street in the Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia, the project pays tribute to those that committed their lives to serving our country. Edison High School experienced the loss of more students to casualties in the Vietnam War than any other school in America – 64 in total.

 

The Veteran Community is:

 

A Housing Community for Veterans with On-site Services
The project incorporates service enriched programs and physical design that best serves a veteran population in transition in a comprehensive manner. The project design allows for on-site services provided by VMC for the residents including space for social interaction and communication. It is through this design of co-locating affordable housing, services, and communal space, veterans will have the best opportunity to create successful, independent lives.

 

Supporter, of a Comprehensive Revitalization Initiative
Called Edison Square, the first phase involved commercial development, with the new construction of a commercial shopping center that includes a full-service supermarket, convenience retail, community banking and restaurants. Edison 64 Veterans Community completes the multiple phase economic and community revitalization initiative, anchoring the commercial activity from Phase 1 and repurposing of a vacant school building into 66 affordable housing units.

 

Innovative Development Partnership
The project sponsor is a unique partnership between a seasoned developer (Orens Brothers Real Estate, Inc.), a local nonprofit with a long history of serving veterans (Veterans Multi-Service Center), and a neighborhood, minority owned, developer uniquely experienced developing in challenging and emerging markets (Mosaic Development Partners). The use of this dynamic development partnership capitalizes on the strengths of each partner bringing tremendous value to the project.

 

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Dear Supporter,

 

The Veterans Multi-Service Center is excited and proud to announce – we kept our commitments to Veterans in need, those who protected our country.

 

As of December 2015, we met the challenge and commitment with our partners to effectively END homelessness for VETS in Philadelphia. Today, we are proud that we have brought over 2,000 Veterans and families home.

 

In December 2016, we took our mission a step further and partnered with Orens Brothers and Mosaic Development to build a Veterans community at the historic Edison High School in Philadelphia, commemorated as the Nation’s High School to endure the most Killed in Action during the Vietnam War.

 

This year, Edison 64 Veteran Community is finalized with our strong partnership and we will begin construction in 2018! Join us in saying thank you to Home Depot, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia.

 

Now we are asking you to join our mission and commitment in 2018 through this wonderful project offering Veterans a place to call home with comprehensive services to ensure they succeed.

 

Make a contribution today to support VMC ‘s work in 2018 by visiting us online at www.VMCenter.org or mailing a check to 213 N. 4TH Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

 

You will receive an invitation to join the celebration of ground breaking this upcoming April, 2018 and your contribution of over $100 will grant recognition of a veteran on our website!

 

Commit to make a difference today and support our Nation’s heroes, our Veterans.

 

Thank you for your continued support in serving those who have served.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tim Williams Signature

Tim Williams
Executive Director
Veterans Multi-Service Center
213 N 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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"I am the wife of a Viet Nam Veteran. My husband started going to PVMSEC 10 years ago for help. No mere words could ever express how much his life and in turn our family life has changed for the better in those years. I am and always will be grateful for the wonderful care he has received at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center & Education Center."

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    The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC), invites you to participate in our Annual Veterans Golf Outing!

     

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    Golf Outing Event Details:

    Date: Monday, September 17th, 2018

    Time: 10:30 AM Registration, 12:00PM Shot Gun Start

    Location: Indian Valley Country Club, 650 Bergey Road, Telford, PA 18969

     

    All proceeds from this Tournament support the VMC, a local 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization dedicated to providing services, programs, opportunity and advancement to the US Military Veterans and their families. With supporters like YOU, all services are offered to Veterans free of charge.

     

    We hope you will join us for another great event and show your support for our local Veterans.

     

    For more information about this tournament, please contact Bob Lord (215)262-3506 or Scott Bishop (215)872-4929.   

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