Where The War Ends: VMC Stories


Where The War Ends: VMC Stories

Yohan Simspon

Kevin Rebbie

Monica Rebbie


Available Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2013!


Kevin and I have had the pleasure of knowing the people of the Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) for over three years. This book is a collection of individual stories of the Veterans who have turned to the VMC for assistance for a wide range of needs.  You will hear the voice of each Veteran as they tell the story of their lives before, during, and following their service to our country. Our hope is that after reading you will have a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by these brave men and women because a truce is not necessarily, Where The War Ends. 


We also hope that you will have a better understanding of the services offered by the VMC. Read through the wide variety of programs they provide. This is a Veterans resource like no other. Please know that when you purchase this particular book, the VMC receives a large portion of the proceeds to help fund these programs. 


You can purchase your copy here: notsopublishing.net

On Veterans Day, VMC Will Pay Tribute to Those Who Have Served


How Can We Repay Those Who Have Sacrificed So Much?


On Veterans Day, VMC Will Pay Tribute to Those Who Have Served


On Veterans Day, the Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) will host over 100+ homeless Veteran clients in honor of their service to our nation. The collaboration, including a performance by The Jazz Sanctuary, presentation of donated goods from The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW), student volunteers from the area, lunch provided by Wawa, is a small token of appreciation to VMC Veteran clients in need this holiday.


During the festivities, the VMC will also launch “Where the War Ends: VMC Stories” a collection of individual stories of the Veterans who have turned to the center for assistance upon returning from war

WHO:     The Veterans Multi-Service Center; The Jazz Sanctuary; The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks


WHAT:       The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) to host Veterans Day festivities for 100+ Veterans and Volunteers


WHEN:       Monday, November 11, 2013, 10:00pm-1:00pm   


WHERE:     The Veterans Multi-Service Center


213 North 4th Street


Philadelphia, PA 19106




Thank you to our Annual Veteran Golf Outing Sponsors!


We would like to thank our Annual Veteran Golf Outing sponsors!


This Annual Golf Outing is dedicated to the development of our transportation program, allowing us to transport more veterans, affording them the greatest potential for personal advancement, independence and self-determination. Without your support, this would not be possible. Thank you...



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Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green, LLC) Announces Partnership with Veterans’ Multi-Service Center (VMC)

Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green, LLC) Announces Partnership with

Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC)

Company creates win-win: new jobs through computer refurbishment; new residential pick-up service

PENNSAUKEN, NJ, September 19, 2013 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green, LLC.) announces a partnership with the Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC), resulting in new employment opportunities for the tri-state area’s veterans. In a related announcement, with the help of the veterans, Magnum Computer Recycling now offers residential electronics pick ups in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

This recently-launched program provides jobs for veterans who wish to develop their technology skills and learn how to rebuild and repurpose computers. These newly refurbished computers are then sold at the Veteran’s association headquarters, located in Philadelphia, as well as the Magnum corporate office in Pennsauken. All proceeds from the sales of the new computers are donated to the association for the further assistance of veterans’ welfare.

John Martorano Jr., president and founder of Magnum Computer Recycling and Thanks for Being Green, says, “We are proud supporters of our veterans, and it is important for us to give back to the local community. We are pleased to join forces with the VMC because this new program provides jobs and unique educational opportunities for our area’s dedicated servicemen and women who deserve the chance to enhance their existing talents.”

He continued, “Our program is truly a win-win situation for everyone involved: the veterans; local residents who seek to purchase refurbished computers; as well as the association. Of course, we are also helping the environment tremendously by recycling and reusing computers.”

Tim Meserve, executive eirectorof the VMC says, “We are excited to partner with Magnum Computer Recycling on this valuable program. John Martorano and his team have demonstrated that they are committed to working with veterans. Our partnership will allow us to use our computer training classes with hands-on experience to maximize veteran employment opportunities.”

Magnum Computer Recycling is the leader in exemplary computer and electronics recycling. The company provides the most efficient recycling services in the tri-state area. Since its launch, the company has attracted a great deal of attention from the business community.  Founder John Martorano Jr., has successfully formed other creative partnerships with area organizations concerned with protecting the environment, as well as providing students in need throughout the United States with usable, working computers.

About the Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) (formerly, the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center (PVMSEC). The organizationexists solely to “serve those who served” this great nation, our veterans. We are theonly non-profit agency in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas that provides a comprehensive resource center available to all Veterans in need. www.pvmsec.org

About Magnum Computer Recycling

Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green, LLC)’s mission is to heighten the public’s awareness regarding the importance of recycling computer equipment and related electronics. The company is an approved Class D electronic waste recycling facility (ID #593413) and is R2 and ISO 14001 certified. Magnum Computer Recycling is a member of the Central Contractor Registration, which allows partnering with other government facilities. The EPA registered ID number is: NJR986633493. Website: www.thanksforbeinggreen.com or www.magnum-llc.us Phone: 856-333-0991. Twitter: @BeingGreenUSA

Change Never Tasted So Good...


We’re partnering with Chipotle (12th & Walnut) on Monday, August 19th from 4-8pm to EAT for CHANGE! That’s right, for every dollar spent on a delicious burrito (or whatever strikes your fancy), Chipotle will donate 50% of their profit to PVMSEC.


                Note: You must print and present this invitation in order to contribute to PVMSEC.

Anonymous - Philadelphia, PA

"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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