AUGUST 2018 EDITION
Greetings!

ABRI/Homes for the Brave has started off our 2019 fiscal year with some significant challenges, including CT's loss of some Federal funding for Veterans as well as operating for a stretch of July (and perhaps beyond) without air conditioning as elements of our current system may not be repairable. We also heard from some wonderful new and existing friends and supporters, as Kathy Piro and her Forgotten Heroes Golf Classic was again very successful. We are now working vigorously on our signature event, the 4th Annual Step Up for the Brave Stair Climb , which will be held on Saturday morning, September 15, 2018 at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Sponsors are signing up, teams are forming and our very own Board Member Eric Parker, morning anchor of WFSB-Channel 3, will be our MC again this year. August will be an active month with many wonderful visitors, Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin's Home Run for Heroes and a plethora of activities for our residents.  


Creating Hope, Building Dreams...
Vince Santilli
CEO
Happenings at HFTB
Residents asked and our gracious supporters listened! This month Homes for the Brave purchased and installed a basketball hoop with funds provided by the
J. A. Epstein Family Charitable Fund
Thank you!
Events
HOME RUN FOR HEROES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th
Dunkin' Donuts Park - Hartford, CT
Join us to see the Hartford Yard Goats take on the Bowie Baysox on August 11th! Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Teamsters Local 1150 are sponsoring the Home Run for Heroes baseball game at Dunkin' Donuts Park. Proceeds raised will support Veterans organizations in Connecticut, including Homes for the Brave. Tickets start at $9.
STEP UP FOR THE BRAVE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th
Webster Bank Arena - Bridgeport, CT
Take part in a unique, vertical challenge and conquer a target number of stairs in honor of our brave service men and women!
 
Proceeds from this event will support Homes for the Brave's mission to help homeless individuals, primarily Veterans, return to productive and meaningful lives.
In The Community
Thank you to everyone who joined us this month....
from serving meals to donating needed items to inviting us out into the community to share our mission and more.
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Shout Outs & Tributes
Shout Outs
AARP CT Chapter 831

AlixPartners

American Legion
Wilton Post #86

American Red Cross

Anthony's Army

Bearingstar Insurance
Big Y

Brenda McDonald

Bridgeport Elks

Caring with Grace

Carstensen Memorial Foundation

Center for Family Justice

Community Plates

Connecticut Conference
of Municipalities

Crane Fund for Widows and Children

Eric and Mary Kate Parker

Fairfield Half Marathon, Inc.

Genevieve Drach

Get Fit Plus

Goodworks Entertainment Group

Harry Hughes

Holy Spirit Franciscan Fraternity

J. A. Epstein Family Charitable Fund

Judith Baird

Jumi Ladies Group
Shout Outs
Kathy Beardsworth

Kennedy Center -
Project Triumph

Lockheed Martin

MaryEllen and David Kelly

Meg and Mack
Capodanno

Milford Elks

Mishkan Israel Nursery School

Monica Black

Monroe Women's Club, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Nancy and Michael Paul

National Charity League - Westport Chapter

People's United Bank - Bridgeport

Project from the Heart

Reed Exhibitions

Riverside Community Church

Ruth Mattana

SASO - Fairfield

Seymour Library Friends

Southport Congregational Chruch

Spadaccino Realty Team

U.S. Food Rescue

Victor and Linda Noseworthy

Women Marines Association

Tributes
In Memory of George Bissell

In Memory of Douglas Willumsen USAF
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Thank you for reading this month's edition of the The Perimeter . See you in September!
Homes for the Brave
655 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
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