Veteran Volunteerism

Each month Veterans Bridge Home (VBH) is partnering with a nonprofit organization to provide volunteer opportunities to our Veteran community.

On Thursday January 24th from 1-4 pm, VBH is partnering with 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers age 17 and over, will inspect, sort & pack donated products so that 2nd Harvest can distribute to their 700 partner agencies including homeless shelters, emergency pantries & soup kitchens. Complete project instructions will be given at the start of the shift. Some bending and light lifting is necessary. 

If you'd like to join 40 other Veterans, develop some esprit de corps and give back, please join us & RSVP HERE .

Event Location:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina 
500-B Spratt Street, Charlotte NC 28206

Harris YMCA - Room in the Inn

The Harris YMCA's Room in the Inn ministry hosts 20 homeless men in the Charlotte area every other weekend during the winter months. The Harris YMCA, in partnership with Urban Ministry (UM), provides transportation for guests from UM to YMCA on Saturday evenings on host weekends.

Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacity but can be broken down into two categories: 1) volunteer who come in to set up, hang out with the men, serve food or 2) provide food for the program by preparing meal items and dropping them off at the branch to be served. Groups and families are welcome to serve together. Please email Sarah Morabito at sarah.morabito@ymcacharlotte.org for more information or to volunteer.
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.
Charlotte Hornets Tickets
Did you register for free Charlotte Hornets tickets for the Thursday January 17th game in the last Connector?

Check to see if you won by clicking here!
VBH Captain's Club
The Veterans Bridge Home Captain’s Club is a select and voluntary group of Veterans in the Charlotte metro area who wish to continue to lead people toward a common mission. The common mission is helping Veterans Bridge Home continue to be a community leader in successfully transitioning Veterans home after military service. 
Research Assistant Contract for Operation Deep Dive 
America’s Warrior Partnership currently has an opportunity for a contract Research Assistant position for a four-year community-based research study based in Charlotte, NC focused on understanding and preventing veteran suicide and deaths by self-harm. For more information on the study, Click Here . To Apply Click Here
University Coffee
New location and time
Starting in 2019, the University Coffee has a new home at TIAA's main campus. The coffee will take place on the third Thursday of each month, starting January 17th. If you would like to attend, you'll have to RSVP.

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National Champion Clemson Tigers Dabo Swinney autographed photo
Share The Connector and use #VBHgiveaway for a chance to win this Dabo Swinney autographed photo!

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