A Word from our Executive Director

March 23, 2020

Executive Director, Chief Edward Mitchell, addresses the public in regard to COVID-19 and VNOC daily operations and services.

2019 Christmas Dinner

December 16, 2019

Veterans and their Families

VNOC's Annual Christmas Dinner is just around the corner! This year it will be held at the AMVETS Post 147 in Haverhill, MA. Come out to join us from 5:30-7pm for some delicious food served by the VNOC Staff!

P.S. A "Jolly" visitor will be arriving at 6:15!

Thanksgiving 2019

November 18, 2019

"We serve because you Served"

On Monday, November 18th, VNOC hosted its annual Thanksgiving for Veterans at the Haverhill Amvets Post 147 with support from the local Boy Scouts, Sea Cadets, and VNOC Staff. It was a great turnout with Veterans from all eras showing up for dinner - many of them wearing their Military Insignia representative of the Branch they Served with pride. It was a night full of laughs and good conversation, and a GREAT meal! Check out some of the pictures!

A HUGE thank you to Amvets Post 147 for hosting and providing the event space!

Veteran's Day 2019

November 11, 2019

Haverhill, MA

VNOC partnered with our neighbors at The Grill Next Door and The One Stop Sub Shop and Variety in Haverhill, MA to do a fundraising raffle on Monday for Veteran's Day. Over $1,000 was raised from ticket sales for VNOC to put towards programs and services ending homelessness for Our Nation's Veteran's. Both businesses were also gracious enough to donate 5% of their total sales for the day. 

Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce presents an award of recognition in honor of John E. Ratka to his sons.

February 08, 2019

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce recognized the 12 Business of the Month and Annual Business winners at its 28th Annual Business Awards Breakfast held at Atkinson Country Club. The first recipients of the new John E. Ratka award, to be presented annually to a veteran or veteran-owned business, were John’s sons, Ryan and Jake Ratka.

VNOC Job Fair / Stand Down 2018..

December 18, 2019

We had a great turnout with many companies who came to talk to the Veterans about jobs and speak to them about employment opportunities that they have open. Glad to see so many businesses involved with the veterans community. 

Share the Love

June 29, 2018

We would like to thank Autofair Subaru of Haverhill for their extremely generous donation through their "Share the Love" event.  Thank you for your continued support of our Veterans!

Congratulations John!

June 21, 2018

At this year's Veteran Stand Down, our very own Executive Director, John Ratka was presented with the Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Department of Veteran Affairs.  Congrats John!

Run for the Troops 5K

April 22, 2018

This year's Run for the Troops was a giant success! The race was Sunday April 22nd and raised about $60,000 and almost 4,000 runners attended. The race went really well and was a lot of fun. This year was the first year for dogs to register and have their own route to walk with their owners! Along with the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, the other beneficiaries for the event included Delta Dogs, Ironstone Farms, Brides Across America, and Homes for our Troops. All proceeds from the event will go back to these Veteran organizations. We're looking forward to next year!

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