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May 2018 Edition

Hartford was a popular destination for us in April as we received amazing support from CCM-CT on April 11, the Bridgeport Legislative delegation on April 12 and the entire Connecticut State House and State Senate on April 25. We are now "teeing" things up for a marvelous day on  May 21 at Brooklawn Country Club as a record-setting Golf  Classic is well within reach.

Creating Hope, Building Dreams...
Vince Santilli
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Monday, May 21 - Homes for the Brave's 14th Annual Golf Classic

Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield

Support our Veterans with a day of fun, food, and great company!
Proceeds support the men and women we serve by providing them with safe housing, job training, life skills coaching, and much more.

Not a golfer? We'd love to have you join us for dinner and the auctions.

Click on the logo or visit our website to learn more, register, and explore our exciting sponsorship opportunities!

Please contact Kathy Beardsworth to learn more 
about  our upcoming events.

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Friday, May 4 - Southbury Women's Club Hilarity for Charity

Heritage Hotel, Southbury

Stand-up for a Cause to Benefit: Homes for the Brave

Program Highlights
Once again our residents were honored to enjoy an Easter dinner provided by Christel Truglia and Lester McKoy. Here are some things about them that you may not know:  Christel was elected into office as a state representative in 1988, where she remained undefeated during elections for two decades. As a state representative, Christel was appointed to be the assistant  Majority Leader .  She served on several legislative committees, including  Appropriations Committee, Human Services Committee, and the Select Committee on Children. In 1996, Christel founded the Truglia Thumbelina Fund to help children in Stamford. She also established a toy closet in 2005 called "David's Treasure Tree Toy Closet" (in memory of a boy named David who died of leukemia at a young age) for children who visit Stamford Hospital. Christel has been a supporter of Homes for the Brave since its inception and why our dining room is named for her. 

Lester  served with the Stamford Police Department from 1974 to 2001, where he was promoted through the ranks from patrolman to deputy chief and commanded, supervised, or served with every major division of the department. He then served as Chief of Support Services, Assistant Chief of Police in Hartford until his retirement in 2011. A member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the F.B.I. National Academy Associates, McKoy has served on the Boards of Directors for the Stamford YMCA, Stamford Child Care Center, Truglia Thumbelina Fund Foundation, the Connecticut Community for Drug Free Youth, the Stamford Mayor's South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone and the Stamford Mayor's Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Task Force. Lester served with the United States Army and received an honorable discharge at the rank of Sergeant. 

Thank you, Christel and Lester, for working tirelessly to serve others - and never forgetting our Veterans.
Partnership Highlights
April was another full month of building partnerships to build awareness about the needs of Veterans. US Senator Murphy is conducting a Veterans Outreach opportunity each month at Homes for the Brave. The Fairfield Legislative Delegation held a Veterans Resource Fair and Stuff-A-Humvee event at Ludlowe Middle School. VFW Day for a Vet was held on April 15th in Milford. The Danbury Vet Center Group comes to Homes for the Brave twice a month to assist Veterans. We attended Bridgeport Day at the State Capitol to advocate for Veterans. State Legislators (Sen. Flexer, Sen. Martin, Rep. Hennessy, and Rep. Ferraro) led the Help-A-Hero event at the State Capitol which included filling a humvee with basic needs items. 
Fairfield Legislative Delegation
Help A Hero 2018
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Along with all of the activities above, we were honored to be one of 3 charities benefiting from Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM-CT) inaugural Triple Crown event, which was a huge success! We are deeply grateful to CCM-CT and to all who donated to the event or attended and helped support Homes for the Brave, Channel 3 Kids Camp, and The Village.
CCM-CT Triple Crown
Gifts and Support
It's all of us working together that are helping homeless Veterans return to a productive and meaningful life. Thank you to everyone who invited us to speak to their organization this month, prepared and served meals, donated to sponsor our Friday Pizza Nights, volunteered their time to teach a Life Skills or Employment workshop, or conducted a supply drive to ensure those coming in off the streets have their basic needs met.
Bank of America

Save The Date!

Saturday, June 2 - Mickey Blake's Cigar Fundraiser

Mickey Blake's Cigars, Milford

A portion of proceeds will benefit Homes for the Brave.

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Monday, June 11 - Knights of Columbus Sword & Shield Golf Tournament

Brownson Country Club, Shelton

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit  Homes for the Brave.

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Saturday, June 16 - GoodWorks East Coast Brew Festival

The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit  Homes for the Brave.

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Friday, July 13 - Forgotten Heroes Golf Classic

Whitney Farms Golf Course, Monroe

Stay tuned for details, sponsorships, and registration information on our   website.

Benefiting the Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes program.
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Please contact Kathy Beardsworth to learn more about our upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities.
Shop the Homes for the Brave Online Store!
Shop our online store from May 1st through May 7th using coupon code: BRAVE 10 and receive a 10% discount!
Check it out here.
Donate your Vehicle or Boat!

May Your Generosity Change the World - Donate Your Vehicle!

It's May, and summer is right around the corner. Consider donating a vehicle to Homes for the Brave to start the summer off making a difference. Your gift is tax-deductible, the process is easy-but more importantly-your generosity is life changing! The proceeds from your car, motorcycle, RV, or even airplane drives us forward in our mission to provide the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life. Click on the photo to learn more and schedule your free and convenient pick-up.
In This Month's Issue...
Program Highlights
Partnership Highlights
Gifts and Support
Save The Date!
HFTB Online Store
Donate your Vehicle or Boat!



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4th Degree Knights of Columbus - Father James Larkin Assembly

AFSCME Council 4

Assumption Catholic School

Bank of America

Bishop Fenwick Assembly


Crawford Family Charitable Fund

DAR Ruth Wyllys Chapter

Fairfield Legislative Delegation

General Federation of Women's Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.

Holy Name of Jesus Church

Insurance Professionals of Southern CT

Knights of Columbus St. Therese of Lisieux Council 8013

P1 Acquisition Sub LLC

Port 1672 VFW Ladies Auxiliary

Project New Hope

Redeemed Christian Church

SASO - Fairfield Chapter

Spadaccino Realty Team

The K Foundation

The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University

Valor Spirits

Veterans' Affairs Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly

Womens Club of Oxford Greens


In memory of James Sota

In honor of Terry Tiernan