Operation Valor Arts Fundraiser @ Friendship Perk and Brew
April 25 2019 ( 6-8pm ) FREE Admin
All proceeds to benefit OVArts Public Art Project at Forest Hills Veteran Housing Come meet our Forest Hills Veteran Design Team - Great Food and Silent Auction
McGarity Army Reserve Center 316th Holiday Dining Out Party
OVArts Veteran Design Team members attended the McGarity Army Reserve Center “Holiday Dining Out” party hosted by Brigadier General Robert Harter, Commanding General, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). The event was held at Grand Salon of the DoubleTree by Hilton,Pittsburgh Airport.
Donnie Gray, Carmen Melendez,Commanding General Robert Harter, MAJ Joanne Socha, MIchael Jehn
Carmen Melendez, Commanding General Robert Harter, MAJ Joanne Socha
Forest Hills Veteran Housing Grand Opening
November 19, 2018
Forest Hills Veteran Housing Grand Opening took place on on Monday, November 19, 2018. OVArts Board Vice-Presiden,Dan Fisher, outlined the work of Operation Valor Arts to design and construct a piece of public art for the facility. A new Veteran Design Team is being assemble for the project which begins in 2019.
OVArts with Congressman Mike Doyle and State Representative Jay Costa
Faydra Williams and Derrick Clark
Veterans Breakfast Club Veterans Day Program
November 12 2018
OVArts Veteran Design Team member, Derrick Smith Clark, was featured as a panelist at a Veterans Day program hosted by the Veterans Breakfast Club at Threadbare Cider House. The panel addressed ways in which Veterans come together to support their communities.
Derrick Clark On Panel Speaking
Carmen Melendez, Elise Wigle, Allyson Holtz, and Nick Fate
1st Annual Golf Outing & Dinner
The 1st Annual OVArts Golf Outing and Dinner was held at Shannopin Country Club on Sept. 23, 2018. Proceeds of the fundraiser are being used to support the OVArts McGarity Army Reserve Project in Moon, PA. This project is inspired by the lives and service of SGT Thomas Vandling Jr. who lost his life in Iraq in 2007 and WW II Medal of Honor winner, T/SGT Vernon McGarity.
Winning Golf Team Members - Bill Schweitzer, Dave Mori, Brad Fusco, Frank Torbet
Veteran Design Team Member Honored
May 28 2018
OVArts Veteran Design Team member, LTC Consuellos Hodges, was honored at the 25th Annual Tribute to Veterans at Station Square on May 28, 2018. The event was sponsored by Veteran Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. Destiny Hodges, daughter of LTC Hodges, provided community support to the Operation Valor Arts McGarity Army Reserve Center Project
Gwen Washington( Aunt) , Melissa Hodges( Wife), Consuello Hodges, Destiny Hodges( Daughter) , Edith Hodges (Sister)
Melissa Hodges( Wife), Consuello Hodges, Destiny Hodges( Daughter)
Buford’s Kitchen Terrace on Fifth Fundraiser
May 12, 2016
Allegheny County Executive and guest speaker, Rich Fitzgerald, formally introduced The McGarity Army Reserve Project Veteran Design Team at our Terrace on Fifth event. Guest speaker, Judge John Zottola of the Allegheny County Veterans Court, spoke to guests about the work of the Veterans County to assist Veterans in navigating the County judicial system. Guests enjoyed music, food and a lovely sunset at Terrace on Fifth.
Veteran Design Team: Amos Behana, Nick Fate, Fred Hartz and Josh Marino
Guests Enjoying The Evening