Reaching Rural Veterans (RRV) is a cutting-edge outreach initiative developed by the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University. RRV addresses the unique challenges faced by rural veterans by providing them access to the support and resources they need to thrive.

1,046 veterans served
More than 190 organizations involved
150 events held

The thing is, even for the people we follow up with and we see that they get help, a lot of them still need more. But all I know is - they're closer to where they need to be.”

— Vicki, organizer, Enduring Freedom Ministries, Shumway, IL

We just volunteer our work and our effort - we don't want a dime as long as it means we can help.”

— Larry Boggs, Army, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, and RRV volunteer

The goal isn't just to get a rotation of new people in here every month - I mean, they appreciate the groceries and the home-cooked meal, but the point is really to have them meet with the people that'll get them the help they need.”

— RRV volunteer