Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44

Veterans Project at Lilac Springs

Goal: $2,000.00

Specific Need


Small air conditioner for the Teahouse (this is where everyone eats)

Water conditioning system that removes rust from the water




  1.  To establish a program through which education, service, training, advocacy, employment and developmental assistance is provided for/by handicapped, minority and elderly individuals to assure they have access to the benefits and opportunities available in business, industry, government and the human services.


  1. To establish a means by which those individuals who are classified as socially, physically and/or mentally handicapped can fully access and experience outdoor nature activities.


  1. To establish a self-sustaining work/training and service provision activity that relies predominantly on socially, physically and/or mentally handicapped individuals to carry out any and/or all organizational activities which are ordinarily classified as line functions.


  1. To establish an entity that represents the ideal of having people join together to share their ideas, ideals, energies and resources in a unified manner so as to enhance social, familial and intra-personal growth.


  1. To promote activities and undertakings that enhance and expand upon existing health, welfare, social and medical organizations, agencies and enterprises in order to make them more responsive to the needs of society.





Since 2008, VPALS has offered 3-day “Breakaways” for combat veterans and their partners, for family members of KIA, for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and for those who have experienced military sexual trauma.


The venue for each Breakaway is 68 acres of land with ponds, trails, a labyrinth, meditation center, dining building, and sleeping accommodations for 12-14 individuals; there is no cost to participants, and to date far, 250 people have attended.


Beginning in 2017, VPALS, in conjunction with the Mercer County Veterans Court, has trained 60 Veteran Court Mentors from counties throughout Western Pennsylvania.


Our motto is “Any Vet – Any Era – Anywhere,” and we have worked with veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Kosovo, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.


There is no paid staff, we operate independently from government funding and support for our efforts has come from private citizens, businesses, and various organizations. 


$606.88 received
in 11 gifts
30.34%  of  $2,000.00 Goal


7907 Dutch Hill Road
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 282-9380

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