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Veteran Uptown Lunch
Jack McDowell, Cy Young winner & Queens University Baseball Coach

We are pleased to welcome Jack McDowell, Queens University Baseball coach, as our next guest speaker at the Veterans Uptown Lunch. Come and join us from 12:00-1:00 on Wednesday March 13th at Covenant Presby.  Click here to RSVP!

McDowel is a former Major league baseball pitcher. Black Jack, as they called him, was drafted by the Chicago White Sox from Stanford University in 1987. After playing seven seasons with the White Sox, he spent a season with the Yankees and two seasons with the Indians before wrapping his career up in 1999 after two seasons with the Angels. Over 12 seasons, McDowell played in 277 games, starting in 275. He compiled 127 wins, 1,311 strikeouts and was a three-time all-star and won the American League Cy Young award in 1993.
Veteran of the Month
Ed Voelsing

Veterans Bridge Home would like to congratulate and recognize Ed Voelsing as the inaugural Veteran of the Month. Ed, a former Naval Surface Warfare Officer, who worked in the talent acquisition field after his service. He is now the Founder and Managing Partner of The Rivet Group, an executive search and career coaching firm in Charlotte.

Many of you may know Ed as one of the founders of the Uptown Veterans Lunch and have seen him holding the microphone during the many years he served as the emcee at those events.

Click Here to read more about VBH's Veteran of the Month, Ed Voelsing.

Ed will be receive a VBH prize pack and will be entered to win a 4-pack of tickets to a Carolina Panthers game this season.


Employment Board
Veterans Coffee at Harris YMCA

Join us on March 5th for free coffee, donuts & connecting with fellow area veterans on on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00 am at the
Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210. RSVP here
Ballantyne Breakfast

March 7th, come meet fellow veterans, share resources and community events on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7:30 am at Another Broken Egg Cafe, 11324 N Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277. RSVP here
Checkers, Caliber Collision & Recycled Rides
join for VBH Fundraiser

Friends and Family of Caliber Collision and Recycled Rides can receive highly discounted tickets to the Checkers hockey game versus the Hartford Wolf Pack on March 23rd. $5 from each ticket purchased will go directly back to Veterans Bridge Home. PURCHASE HERE

Our group will receive block seating, that way we can experience the excitement together. Invite your friends and family to join you at the game by sharing your referral link (that you will receive after purchasing) via text, email, or social media. Anyone who purchases from your link will automatically be seated next to you on game day. You will receive an email from Fevo 1-2 days before the game with info on how to access your tickets. Questions? Please email Jeremy at jrecoon@gocheckers.com
UNCC Research Study: Veterans Wanted
What is it?
Interview study to learn about the experiences of veterans who have gone through a highly stressful or traumatic event. Focuses on growth , positive change , and resolution from what happened

What does it involve?
60-minute in-person or phone interview with UNCC student Olivia Riffle, M.A.

What will I earn? Walmart or Target gift card

Interested?
Veteran of the Month

VBH would like to recognize our fellow Veterans who served and are continuing to serve, their community. Do you know anyone who served, who doesn’t seek attention, but seems like they’re always doing good? This is your opportunity to show them a little love. No matter how young or old, we encourage you to nominate a deserving Veteran today. It could be a family member, spouse, friend, mom or dad. 

Veterans will be selected on such factors as community impact and service record. Each month we will select a Veteran who will receive a VBH prize package including a shirt, hat, recognition and more. Selections will be recognized in The Connector and social media channels. They will also be entered in a drawing to receive four (4) free Carolina Panthers tickets to a game during the 2019 season.
Volunteer today with Novant Health Hospice. They participate in the national We Honor Veterans hospice partnership—to ensure we are meeting the needs of seriously ill Veterans and their families.

Veteran hospice volunteers are a valuable resource for other veterans at the end of life as they share similar experiences, a common language terminology, cultural bond, and codes of conduct and honor. This allows for the perfect gateway to be opened between Veteran Volunteers and Veterans being cared for by hospice.

If you are a veteran and would like to provide much needed support to our patients and families, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Misty Santiago at mestroupe@novanthealth.org or
704-384-3527
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