About us

Veterans Miracle Center Erie, a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Erie, PA, was birthed in January of 2015 with a mission to serve Veterans in Erie, Venango, and Crawford Counties of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  Modeled after The Veterans Miracle Center of Albany, NY, VMCE was derived from a friendship between the founder of its parent organization, Barry Feinman of VMC and local founder, John Kowalczyk. VMCE serves Veterans by providing services and supplies to those in need.  Veterans receive clothing, hygiene products, housewares and hope free of charge. VMCE also partners with other Veterans organizations to provide additional services, support, and counseling.

The Veterans Miracle Center’s mission is to offer veterans and active-duty military personnel real solutions that will enhance their lives. We seek to provide clothing, personal care and hygiene products, houseware items, and much more. All goods and services are available free-of-charge to veterans and their immediate household.

The VMC is open by appointment-only to veterans certified through reputable veteran organizations such as: Red Cross Veterans Affairs, VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), the VA, Center for Independence, Soldier On, Albany Housing Coalition, Patriot Hills, or other qualifying organization.

To all our American heroes: We are so grateful for your service to this great country of ours! The Veterans Miracle Center is here for you!

To join with us in our mission to give back to our Veterans, please consider donating using the donation button above. You can also join us by volunteering your time at our Erie, PA warehouse where we are constantly receiving, organizing, and preparing care packages for our Veterans.

John Kowalczyk
VMCE Local Founder & Director

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