Five Oregon Businesses That Are Helping Veterans

There are a host of local businesses that are not only founded by Veterans, but work every day to help improve the lives of Veterans. We’d love for you to get to know a few of them!

1. Honest-1 Auto Care

Honest-1 Autocare is a national auto shop with several branches in the Portland metro and beyond area that provides efficient and economical service, but also offers franchise discounts to veterans who may want to start their own business. Honest-1 Auto Care has partnered with the International Franchise Association and its Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as VetFran, to make the lower franchise fee available to veterans. This is a great program that eases the transition into civilian life.

2. Next Dimension Bakery

Owned and operated by husband and wife veterans, Next Dimension is an Oregon bakery that specializes in custom ‘no fondant’ cakes & artisan (no preservatives, no dough conditioners, no tricks!) breads. Their specialty is sculpted cakes, as well as unique traditional and tiered cakes for any life occasion. In addition, they’ve contributed to a podcast through American Dream U, a non-profit dedicated to helping military get the education and access to resources they need to find their dream job or to start a business of their own. Check out their podcast here!

https://vimeo.com/158956403

3. Dauntless Wine Co.

Dauntless Wine Company was founded by three Iraq war combat veterans – two Marines and one Corpsman. After years of service, the three founders felt that more could be done for the veteran community. Each bottle of wine that they sell goes to support veteran focused charities with 100% of their after-tax profits.

4. Operation Charlie Mike

Operation Charlie Mike is a 501(c)3 non-profit that assists all generations of veterans who are struggling with the invisible wounds of war. “Charlie Mike” is the military phonetic for “continue mission.” After military service, many veterans deal with suicidal ideology, homelessness, substance abuse issues, and employment issues. Our goal is to help Veterans help themselves by assisting them in finding the resources to re-engage in their lives and the lives of their families.  

5. GI JUNK NW!

Not only do we help remove your junk with removal crews that will respect your time and property while ensuring your peace of mind, but we also donate reusable items to Veterans, hire Veterans only and sponsor great community events that support Veterans like VetFest with the Veterans & Families Resource Center of Oregon.  removal crews will respect your time and property while ensuring your peace of mind. You can learn more about us here!

Got Junk?

You can see a more detailed list of our residential and commercial services; review a gallery of our before/after images; read our reviews; or book online (for either a free quote or full job completion).

We provide service within the following parts of the Portland Metro Area:

NE Portland, Fairview, Troutdale, SE Portland, Gresham, Happy Valley, Clackamas, Boring, Damascus, Milwuakie, Jennings Lodge, Oak Grove, Gladstone, Oregon City, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, Canby.

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