SITREP
What's up? Any golf loving Veterans free in Charlotte NC tomorrow?
We've got our hands on 15 grounds passes for the President's Cup tomorrow. If you're free and interested email tvanburen@veteransbridgehome.org. Hey..finish reading the newsletter first!

Tuesday, Sep. 20, gates open at 8am |Quail Hollow CC
STAT OF THE WEEK 24 a day = 1 Veteran an hour. A recent report showed that the number of Veterans who commit suicide are up to around 24 Veterans a day. Believe it or not, we all can help. Sign up to #bethebridge by becoming a Battle Buddy Sign up here.
Event Highlights
Week-At-A-Glance


Mental Health First Aid Training | Tuesday, September 20 | The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center (420 High Street SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) | 8 AM – 5 PM Register


Veteran Sculpting Class | Four classes: Sept. 20,27, Oct. 11,18| 10 AM - 12 PM | 4237 Raleigh St. Suite 5, Charlotte, NC 28213 | Cost: $48.00 for all four classe

Wednesday Workout | Veterans Memorial Park 2400 McClintock Road
Charlotte, NC 28205 | Wednesday, August 21 | 6 AM - 6:45AM | Cost: Free Register


Check out our calendar here for more events.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Panthers In The Park/Play 60 Combine | Sunday, September 25 | 9:45am - 1pm | Cost: Free - Register


Hiring Our Heroes - Gold Star/Surviving Spouses Virtual Information Session | Tuesday, September 27 |1pm - 1:30pm | Virtual | Cost: Free - Register by e-mailing



Fri, Nov 11, 2022 2:00 PM EST
2022 Carolinas Veterans Day Festival
Memorial Stadium, Charlotte
Last Week Highlights
A few of our teammates traveled to Syracuse University to attend the D'Aniello Institute For Veterans & Military Families.
VBH Team Pictured: Dr.Nicole French, Paul Berry, Blake Bourne, Cory Spoor.
Syracuse University D'Aniello Institute For Veterans & Military Families.
VBH Team Pictured: Dr.Nicole French, Paul Berry,Cory Spoor.
Our VP of Advancement Steve Cole with two leaders of WoVeN at Charlotte's Veteran Lunch.
Our Sandhills team were a part of the Suicide Prevention dinner & discussion panel and honored for their dedications.
VBH Teammates Pictured: Al Lampkins & Jessica Salinas.
Sandhills Network Director Al Lampkins speaking at the Suicide Prevention dinner & discussion panel.
VBH connected with Veterans at the Veteran Coffee at RCR highlighting Women Veterans, Gold Star Mothers & Family Members.
Teammate Pictured: Amy Dozier
Tribute Trees at the Veteran Coffee at RCR.
Charlotte's September Veteran Lunch
Charlotte's September Veteran Coffee
Teammates Pictured: Steve Cole and Tori Collins
Charlotte's September Veteran Coffee
Teammate Pictured: Tori Collins
VBH was present helping Veterans at the Triangle (Durham) Stand Down
Teammates Pictured: Paul Berry and Kyle Snyder.
VBH was present helping Veterans at the Triangle (Durham) Stand Down
Teammates Pictured: Paul Berry and Amy Dozier
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.

Employment as a Veteran is such a complex thing to navigate. To truly leverage your skills, you need a strong network and connections. Did you know we have an employment team at VBH?

With the goal to be the first and best choice for veterans employment and employer engagement with veterans, our employment team provides functional employer-veteran support: recruitment, retention, engagement, employee resource group creation and deployment, community volunteerism, and innovative employee assistance program support offer to military members, veterans, and their families through NCServes.

Our employment team includes two Career Counselor-Coordinators (Laura Happer, and Reka Reyna) and one VP of Employment, Aaron Harper who serve all of our VBH regions.

Sign up for their employment newsletter here.
NEWS

CBS aired the first episode of "M*A*S*H" on Sept. 17, 1972. Based on the Oscar-winning 1970 movie directed by Army Air Forces World War II veteran Robert Altman, the series softened the hard-edged satire and became one of the most popular television series of all time.Read more.
The number of veterans suicides in America fell to less than 17 a day in 2020, a positive sign that efforts to provide additional mental health care and support service to veterans may be saving lives, Veterans Affairs officials said Monday.

The department’s annual suicide prevention report — released each September — showed that 6,146 veterans died by suicide in 2020, the latest year for which data is available. Read more.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Elderly Veteran Relocation Assistance | Charlotte | Sept 29 | Contact Dwayne Wells dwells@veteransbridgehome.org

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 RedCross.org. Look for the word Volunteer in the upper righthand side and get started.

VBH Battle Buddy Program September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. You can 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.
EMPLOYMENT
JOB OPENINGS & Hiring Fairs

National/Statewide

September 21 | SC Department of Military Affairs Hybrid Hiring Fair | 
One-part virtual, one-part in-person event with large SC employers

Amazon | Military Recruiting Events Calendar | View

NC4ME | Monthly Hiring Events across NC | Register

Hiring Our Heroes | Hiring Events Calendar | View


Fayetteville Region

September 16 | Fort Bragg Soldier Recovery Unit & NCWorks Career & Resource Fair View


Triad Region

September 27 | NC4ME - NC Defense Summit Hiring Event | 9am - 12pm. View

October 7 | Career Networking Event & Happy Hour | Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

VETERAN SERVICES
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.
SUPPORT VBH
BECOME A PATHFINDER Do you want to pay it forward? For only $20 a month you can become a VBH Pathfinder and assist a veteran family in need. Click here to donate.
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