SITREP

WHAT'S NEW?- Our August uptown lunch will feature special guests Gary LaRocque and Barry Weinberg from the St Luis Cardinals!
WEEK AT A GLANCE- Virtual Web Design Class, Uptown Lunch, Open House, and Wednesday Workouts... Keeping you busy this week!
EVENT HIGHLIGHT- Are you new to VBH? Still not sure what we are about or how to get involved? Tune in to our Open House today at noon!
ICYMI- Thursday was our monthly Ballantyne Breakfast. Even though we are still meeting virtually this is an awesome way to meet other Veterans in the area, make connections, and do some networking.
STAT OF THE WEEK- 5. That is how many open spots are left for next month's Patriots Path Job Training Course. These classes fill up quickly so reserve your spot today for the week of September 21st-25th. Learn more and sign up here.
NEWS
VETERANS SUICIDE PREVENTION PLANS TAKE A BIG STEP FORWARD, BUT STILL FACE TOUGH POLITICAL HURDLES- Senate lawmakers advanced a major veterans suicide prevention initiative on Wednesday, creating a potential legislative path for the action on the issue by the end of the year.
VETERANS UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN FOR THIRD MONTH IN A ROW, BUT STILL DOUBLE PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS- The veterans unemployment rate fell for a third month in a row in July but still sits nearly double the level recorded before the pandemic started.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
VETERAN OF THE MONTH- August's Veteran of the Month is Robert McElhaney! Rob is a Navy Veteran and has been busy this summer volunteering with VBH. He has participated in multiple mask handouts, the Lowes/Panthers build, and our test run of buddy checks. Thanks so much to Rob for all you do for our community!

UPCOMING EVENT

Open House | Monday, August 10 | 12:00 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, August 12 | 6:30 AM | Randolph Middle School | RSVP

Uptown Lunch | Wednesday, August 12 | 11:45 AM | Virtual | RSVP

Web Design Class | Friday, August 14 | 11:45 AM | Virtual | RSVP

Web Design Class | Friday, August 14 | 5:30 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, August 19 | 6:30 AM | Randolph Middle School | RSVP

Financial Workshop | Wednesday, August 19 | 12:30 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Fort Mill Lunch | Thursday, August 20 | 11:30 AM | Towne Tavern | RSVP
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-

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DAILY INSTAGRAM LUNCH BREAK
Monday – Employment
Tuesday – Veteran Interview
Wednesday - Community Engagement
Thursday – NCServes
Friday – Weekly Situation Report (SITREP)
EMPLOYMENT
JOB OPENINGS-

Customer Service Representative | Wells Fargo | View

Warehouse Operations | Target | View

HSE Manager | Chemring Sensors and Electronic Sensors | View

EVENTS-

Patriots Path Workshop | August 17-21 | Virtual | View

Tactegra Project Management Training | TBD | View

CAVE NEWSLETTER- Want more? The Charlotte Area Veterans Employment newsletter is for you. You can view this week's here.
VETERAN SERVICES
VBH 2020 YTD IMPACT REPORT-

2632 Total Services
1141 Total Veteran Served
810 Total New Veterans Served
SUPPORT VBH
BECOME A PATHFINDER OR BRIDGEBUILDER- Are you interested in financially supporting Veterans Bridge Home? For only $20 a month you can become a VBH Pathfinder and assist a veteran family in need and if you donate $1,000 or more you can become a member of the 2020 VBH Bridge Builders Society. Click here to donate.
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