John DiMeglio, a member of what was once Friendship Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware had been long praying about a way of supporting veterans. His answered prayer was to start an organization called Veterans Outreach Ministries.

John approached fellow church-goers Colin Diggs (veteran), Steve Hague, and Tom Hogate (veteran), with a request to start the organization with him and they succeeded in March 2014. Later, in July 2024, they applied to The State of Delaware for the official incorporation of Veterans Outreach Ministries and became a full-fledge 501c3 non-profit organization with the goal of helping veterans and their families.

It has been ten (10) years since that time and the VOM organization has had many outreach events, projects, and has helped many veterans in New Castle County, Delaware and Cecil County, Maryland.

The organization is now actively in the process of expanding into the Philadelphia, Chester County, and Delaware County in Pennsylvania. VOM PA will be a sister organization to VOM DE. We are excited for this opportunity to finally expand.

In these new territories John DiMeglio (at one time the President of the Delaware branch) will now be the President of the Pennsylvania branch and he is once again seeking volunteers who wish to help and support veterans, including active personnel, first responders, and their families who are suffering emotionally and physically.

Collectively, both VOM branches are seeking organizations such as churches, veteran shelters, businesses, and individual volunteers to be part of this exciting ministry while offering spiritual guidance from our Lord for help. We are also looking for those who would like to join our Board of Directors, preferably fellow veterans. There is room for seven people new people.

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact VOM PA Board President John DiMeglio by phone or text him at (610)-299-5523.

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