Hometown Hero working to help local veterans

A workshop to help veterans will be held Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austintown

Veterans can face many challenges coming home from war. This week's Hometown Hero is an Austintown woman who wants to make their lives a little easier.


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Veterans can face many challenges coming home from war. This week’s Hometown Hero is an Austintown woman who wants to make their lives a little easier.

Doreen Inglis has organized a workshop at her church, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austintown. The workshop, which will be held Saturday, is meant for ministers, counselors, social workers, family members and anyone who works with veterans, helping them make the move back into civilian life.

“I’ve wanted to do something for my dad, who was in the war, and this is what I can do. I can bring some help to people who are working with veterans that have problems,” Inglis said.

The pastor at Redeemer Lutheran has his own reasons for opening his church to Doreen and her workshop.

“I have a 27-year-old son who served on active duty in Afghanistan, and to this day, he is going through some adjustment difficulties, so I hope to benefit from this seminar myself,” said Rev. David Schinbeckler.

Inglis’ workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The seminar was going to be $40 per person, but thanks to a benefactor, participants can offer a donation and walk-ins are welcome.

All of the money raised is going to Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries.

For more information, contact Redeemer Lutheran Church at 330-799-7823.