Cowlitz County, WA
+1 (360) 749-2016
helpingeveryvet@gmail.com

HEVIN
Helping Every Veteran in Need.

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SIMPLY, WE 

Connect Community with Veterans in Need

Put simply HEVIN has a PASSION for fulfilling Veterans Needs!

HEVIN (Helping Every Veteran in Need) is a non-profit organization committed to assisting local veterans that have needs in our community.  We take time to get to know the veteran and to figure out the best method of assisting while taking steps to wisely use our resources.  HEVIN works with Veterans for a variety of needs, from helping take a vet to an appointment to assisting with a large need.  HEVIN is committed to finding local veterans that are in need of any type of assistance.  Our Board goes through a list of needs each month and we choose how to help the veterans in need.

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Drive

We help our clients to get to needed appointments if other transportation has fallen through

Deliveries

On occasion we can deliver item to veterans in need.  Such as groceries, medicines, etc.

Home Repairs

HEVIN has the ability to assist Veterans with small home repairs as needed.

Join HEVIN! It could make a great impact on a Veteran!  Thank You.

Veterans in Need

Please contact the office if you can assist.

Local Veteran In Need

We currently have a need of a veteran that could use some assistance installing a toilet and faucet in his home,.  He has the materials, just cannot afford the labor.

How HEVIN works with Veterans

What we did for our Vets, and what they say about HEVIN.

Mike’s widow was in need of assistance with burial costs.  Mike was an Air Force Veteran.  We were able to assist her with a portion of the burial costs of about $1,600.00. She was very appreciative of the assistance.  Thank you HEVIN. 

Mike F.

Hal needed plumbing and minor construction.  HEVIN was able to help them with his plumbing needs with money that was donated.   We were also able to help them with her first month of auto insurance.  We were blessed to be able to assist them with about $1,500.00 worth of assistance. They were very Grateful.  Thank You HEVIN.

Hal K.

Amanda was in need of vehicle assistance to be able to get
her to work and appointments.  We were able to assist her on her down payment and first months insurance of a Mini Van.


Amanda

I am a disabled Veteran living in subsidized housing, through the Vash program provided by the VA. I am low income and had some serious car problems. My case worker referred me to Hevin to try and get some assistance. The folks there helped me figure out what the problem was and get it fixed. Without their help, I would have no way to get to appointments, grocery store, ect…..I am so grateful for their help, without it, there would be some serious problems.

Todd L.

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Meet Our Board

Rich & Rhonda Black

Executive Director & President

Rich and Rhonda Black are the Founders of HEVIN. They were born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and have 4 daughters and 5 grandsons. Rich and Rhonda own and operate a small business in Castle Rock, WA.
Rich is a Untied States Air Force Veteran. He is also is a member, and serves on the board of the American Legion Post 25. Rich, Rhonda and their company also volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Rich sits on their board of directors as well.
Rhonda is a Rotarian and Castle Rock Lions Club member. She sits on the board of directors for the Lions Club and is on their Vision and Hearing committee.
Rich created the idea of HEVIN in a dream, that was inspired by his Veteran friend who was in need of some financial help. Rich’s dream was to connect community to veterans in need. Rich and Rhonda have work tirelessly since then to make the dream a reality. After only 6 months, HEVIN has been able to help over 30 veterans in need.
Rich and Rhonda both have a heart for their community and work hard at their job so they can give more to the community. In their spare time they enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. 

Kris North

Kristopher North is US Army Veteran who served with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from 1987 to 1989 in Fulda West Germany. He has worked for the Veterans Integration Program for 6 years where he started at the front desk. He then worked as a Navigator for about 18 months before becoming a full time case manager. Kris is a member of the American Legion Guy Rathbun Post #25 in Kelso, WA; a member of the American Legion Riders/ Patriot Guard, and the Patriot Guard Riders of Washington State. As a former Homeless Veteran, Kris understands what it means to need a hand up and he feels Honored to be on the Board of Directors for HEVIN.Kristopher North is US Army Veteran who served with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from 1987 to 1989 in Fulda West Germany. He has worked for the Veterans Integration Program for 6 years where he started at the front desk. He then worked as a Navigator for about 18 months before becoming a full time case manager. Kris is a member of the American Legion Guy Rathbun Post #25 in Kelso, WA; a member of the American Legion Riders/ Patriot Guard, and the Patriot Guard Riders of Washington State. As a former Homeless Veteran, Kris understands what it means to need a hand up and he feels Honored to be on the Board of Directors for HEVIN.

Mary Howe

Treasurer

Mary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. While enrolled at WSU, Mary was the College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year and served as student ambassador and president of the finance club.
Mary is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in tax preparation and non-profit financial statement auditing. Mary is a proud member of Rotary. Although not a veteran, being the treasurer of HEVIN is one way Mary has decided to give back to her country.Mary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. While enrolled at WSU, Mary was the College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year and served as student ambassador and president of the finance club.
Mary is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in tax preparation and non-profit financial statement auditing. Mary is a proud member of Rotary. Although not a veteran, being the treasurer of HEVIN is one way Mary has decided to give back to her country.

JoLynn McCully

Secretary
JoLynn McCully was born, raised, and educated in Cowlitz County. A third generation Toutlite/Silverlaker she attended Toutle Lake Schools K-11 before being accepted into an accelerated program in 1989 where she went to work for the Kelso Public Library and graduated from Kelso High School in 1990. She furthered her education at Lower Columbia College before deciding to enter the workforce and begin her family.
JoLynn maintains a special affinity for Veterans and their causes. Her father served in WWII, in the Aleutians and Japan, as did two uncles one of whom we lost over France. Her extended family served and continues to serve including uncles, cousins, brothers, friends, nephews, and her youngest son. Hearing the vision her childhood friend, Rich Black, had for HEVIN and becoming a Mother of a Marine (MoM) inspired her to take her years of volunteer work with the local schools, clubs, and other organizations and focus on lending them to this vital ongoing mission of connecting Veterans in need to their community. 

Bill Josh

Bill Josh is 30 years old, a local Realtor, and his proud of his amazing family. He has 2 sons, twelve year old Zaydrian and two year old Theodore. He is married to Jennifer and together they support and encourage one another to take part in bettering their community. They feel blessed and want to give back as best as they can.   Bill is a Veteran of the United States Army and was honorably discharged December of 2009. He quickly felt like he became a statistic because he was young, injured, unemployed, and trying to navigate a VA System that left him feeling lost. Fast forward to the present day and he feel blessed beyond measure. Bill is classified as a
disabled veteran but that doesn’t stop him from working to better his community. Bill likes to volunteer and spends much of his time serving on City/County Boards where he feels he can help make a difference. Bill has worked on Veteran issues for the past 8 or so years and will continue to do so as long as he can. He had always wanted to start an organization such as HEVIN, but wasn’t sure where
to start. This is why he is so appreciative of the opportunity to help Veterans in need in our community, through HEVIN. His goal as a HEVIN board member is to change lives, connect Veterans, and show our appreciation to those who need help the most.