John DeBella Veterans RadioThon Update!


A huge THANK YOU to John DeBella, the WMGK crew, all of our volunteers, and all of the donors during this years John DeBella Veterans RadioThon. We raised $89,920 (and we are still counting). Thank you so much for your time, dedication, and generosity!

Live now on 102.9 MGK - The 7th Annual Veterans RadioThon!


102.9 WMGK-FM morning DJ John DeBella is broadcasting live outside of the National Constitution Center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Friday, June 14, in support of Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center. Listen live here.  

Call 1-800-678-9645 to make a donation or click here to make a donation on line. All proceeds benefit The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center and the veterans we serve.  

Thank you for your support!


Support Local Veterans with Magnum Computer Recycling

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Don't Miss the Chance to Rate PVMSEC as a Top-Rated Philadelphia Non-profit!

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center make even more of a difference for our veterans. GreatNonprofits – a review site like Yelp or TripAdvisor – is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2013 Top-Rated List. Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It's easy and only takes a minute or so!

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What Veterans Can Teach Us About Entrepreneurship

Imagine that you are twenty years old and you have just been deployed to Uzbekistan at a staging area for military incursions into Afghanistan. You are in the most alien environment imaginable and still trying to get your bearings. You have been trained by the Air Force to maintain military aircraft and your knowledge is about to be tested. A pilot comes up to you as you are struggling to install a part and informs you that if he can't get the plane off the ground in the next five minutes, there is a Seal team down range that may not make it out. "Holy s#!t", you think. "This is real. Somebody else's life is in my hands."

That was Derek Blumke's first job experience and it shaped his world view about the nature of work and entrepreneurship. When he returned to the states he was determined to go to school and eventually enrolled at the University of Michigan. A college campus was a jarring contrast to a remote Air Force base on a war footing. The other students were young, mostly affluent and generally had no connection to military life. They were mystified by the presence of a 26 year old man in their sophomore psych class and when Derek offered his resume, he was asked how many people he killed.

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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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