What's Good?
Can you believe we are halfway through October already? It's almost time for our favorite holiday. Any guesses what it is?
STAT OF THE WEEK: 195 That is the number of Veterans running for Congress this year. This is more than any other election since 2012. Make sure you exercise your right to make your voice heard and vote! Read the full list of Veterans running here.
Events & Highlights

Wednesday Workout | | Wednesday, October 5 |Veterans Memorial Park 2400 McClintock Road Charlotte, NC 28205 | 6 AM - 6:45AM | Cost: Free Register

Veterans Coffee | Thursday October 20 | 7:30am - 8:30am | VBH HQ, 5260 Parkway Plaza Blvd Ste 110, Charlotte NC | Cost: Free | Register

Ft Mill Veteran Lunch | Thursday, October 20 |11:30am - 1:00pm | Towne Tavern 2000 SC-160, Ft Mill SC | Register

The Wall That Heals | October 20-23 | 24 Hour access; Closes at 2pm on Sunday| 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027 | Cost: Free - Info

Panthers In The Park/Play 60 Combine | Sunday, October 23 | 10am - 12pm | Cost: Free - Register

Last Weeks Highlights
Don Timmons Coffee (Triad)
Our Triad team was present at the Don Timmons Veteran Coffee in Lexington NC at the Richard Childress Racing Center last week. (VBH Staff: Pictured Olga Perkins. Not Pictured - Paul Berry)
Monthly Veteran Lunch (CLT)
Our Charlotte team hosted the monthly Veteran lunch last week. We had guests speak on navigating property taxes in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, the newly formed Veteran Spiritual Provider Network and the Beyond Opportunity Grant.

VBH Staff: Pictured: Gina Brundick, Tori Collins, Steve Cole, Dwayne Wells and Thomas Jacobs
Not Pictured - Tyeasha VanBuren)
Wednesday Workout (CLT)
It maybe still dark, but we are still 6 strong (Gutterball, BOGO, Space Force, Big Rich, Frozen & Clementine) sweating it out in between laughs and stories!
VBH Staff: Not Pictured: Steve Cole aka Clementine.

Upcoming Events

Vets to Vets United Service Dog Team Graduation | Sunday October 23 | 2-4pm | Durham Hilton - 3800 Hillsborough Rd. Durham, NC 27705 | Cost: Free

Female Veterans Table Talk | Monday, October 24 | Virtual | Cost: Free - Register by e-mailing. *Note this event is female only*

Patriots Path Career Transition Course: Special Women Veterans Only Edition | October 24-28 |9:00am - 1:00pm | Virtual. | Cost: Free - Register

Spouse And Hiring Event | Wednesday, October 26 |1:15pm - 4:00pm | 2610 Cates Ave Room 3222.,Raleigh NC | Cost: Free - Register

Salute To Veterans Parade | Saturday, November 5 |11am | N Tryon @ Montford Point St to S Tryon @ Brooklyn Village Ave Charlotte NC | Cost: Free

Burke County Veterans Day Program | Friday, November 11 |10:30-11:30am | 401 S. College Street Morganton, NC 28655 | Free lunch |Contact Molly Ellen (828) 439-4376 for info.

Check out our calendar here for more events.
Fri, Nov 11, 2022 2:00 PM EST
2022 Carolinas Veterans Day Festival
Memorial Stadium, Charlotte
Hero Run 5k & 1k Fun Run
Join us as we honor our local hero Jake Miller at the 2022 Hero Run. Saturday, November 19 | 8am | Fairview Plaza (Southpark) Charlotte
We have events in all our regions. Whether it's to share a meal or help a friend, we would love to connect with you. Check out all of our events here.
VBH Team Spotlight
Although we were originally "Charlotte Bridge Home", we now provide services to Veterans outside of Charlotte and the state of NC. Veterans Bridge Home services Veterans and their families in the Midlands which includes York, Chester, Chesterfield & Lancaster counties in South Carolina.

  • Veterans Services Director: Bill Marsh

To contact Midlands Care Coordination staff dial  855-425-8838, Press 9

Veterans and retirees will see an 8.7% cost-of-living increase in their Social Security benefits starting in December, the largest increase in 42 years, federal officials announced on Thursday.

The big boost reflects the rising cost of inflation throughout the last year. In a statement, acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi said the move will give beneficiaries “more peace of mind and breathing room.”

The Marines famously have the reputation of being “first to fight.” But one Marine has earned another, lesser-known, distinction: first woman to complete 27 chest-to-ground burpees in one minute.

Sgt. Nahla Beard, an air traffic control supervisor at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, smashed the Guinness World Record in burpees on Aug. 14, 2021, the service announced last month.

Victims of military sexual assault could be eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in retroactive disability benefits under a proposal being unveiled by pair of House lawmakers this week.

The measure is unlikely to become law this year, given the short legislative schedule left before the end of December. But bill sponsors say they hope to either find a way to fast-track the measure or use it as the basis for similar legislation at the start of the next congressional session, where the idea could be advanced as part of more comprehensive military or veterans legislation.


Veteran Moving Assistance: We are looking for a few hands to assist a Veteran loading a moving truck on Saturday October 22nd. If interested and available, please contact Dwayne Wells.

The Red Cross's Service to the Armed Forces group is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver Welcome Home Kit (household goods to assist homeless Veterans who recently moved into a home). They need volunteers to serve as delivery drivers. If you are interested in volunteering for this program or other Red Cross opportunities, please go to Look for the word Volunteer in the upper righthand side and get started.

VBH Battle Buddy Program We are looking for real life heroes and you can train to save a life! Sign up and learn all about it here.

Don't miss out on volunteer opportunities! Subscribe to our volunteer distribution list here.
Job Openings & Hiring Fairs


Amazon | Military Recruiting Events Calendar | View

NC4ME | Monthly Hiring Events across NC | Register

Hiring Our Heroes | Hiring Events Calendar | View
NCServes is the first state-wide network to coordinate care for Veterans and their families.
Every Veteran and every family is different.

Therefore their care must be tailored to meet their unique needs. The only way all of these needs can be met is through a networked approach.

Ask if the organization you are working with if they are a NCServes member.
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