WHAT'S NEW? We have a big announcement to share with you! Make sure to tune in to our Uptown Lunch on Wednesday to hear it!
WEEK AT A GLANCE It's a busy week with VBH! We've got our usual workout, Uptown Lunch, virtual class on building a website, and another school supply giveaway! Scroll down to see details.
ICYMI It's the return of Red, White, and Brew! Per popular demand, we have decided to bring back our monthly happy hour. We will be meeting at the Old Mecklenburg Brewery outdoor beer garden to enjoy a drink with fellow vets in the area. See you there!
STAT OF THE WEEK 1,919. That is how many Veterans live in the Town of Matthews. Do you know an exceptional Veteran living in Matthews? Nominate them for Veteran of the Year for the Town of Matthews. Click here to learn how.
EVENT HIGHLIGHT Our free Veteran Career Transition Workshop is coming up next month on Wed, Oct 7. It will be held virtually on Zoom from 2-3:30 PM. Come prepare for the upcoming VBH-NC4ME hiring event and learn resume, interview and branding techniques from an expert!
IN A 'HUGE WIN' FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ROOF ABOVE BUYS A 341-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX OFF EASTWAY DRIVE The local nonprofit plans to set aside 75 apartments for Charlotteans who are experiencing long-term homelessness.
NORTH CAROLINA IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Employers who have immediate demand-driven job openings in the wake of COVID-19 can post their opportunities via a link on the NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information hub. Job seekers can find those job postings via the site. NCWorks is North Carolina’s workforce system. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training.
COVID-19 EXACERBATES JOB WOES FOR VETERANS, MILITARY SPOUSES The unemployment rate for veterans was 2.9% when 2019 came to a close. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic upends the U.S. economy, that figure has more than tripled, leaving nearly 800,000 veterans searching for work.

VETERAN OF THE MONTH We are excited to recognize Travis Haymore as our September VOTM! You may recognize him as the man who donated a truck load of food to our food drive with Charlotte Rescue Mission a few weeks ago, but he also does a whole lot more. Travis is the National Director for Veteran Outreach for Rolling Thunder, an active member of American Legion Post 535, as well as the Veteran Outreach member for the American Legion Riders group from 535. And those are just his official titles. He also routinely attends military/veteran funerals nationwide, works with Veterans who are homeless in finding housing and other necessities, engages in interventions by getting Veterans who have substance abuse issues the help they need, and trains Veteran Service Organizations and Veteran groups on Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
We are so grateful for Travis and his heart for Veterans! Thank you for all you do!

Last week, we asked what kind of events y'all wanted to see. The results showed most people (45%) want to see VetTalks, 30% want more fitness opportunities, and 25% want Community Conversations.
What kind of fitness group would you want to participate in?
Strength and Conditioning
Recreational Sport

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, September 9 | 6:30 AM | Randolph Middle School | RSVP

Uptown Lunch | Wednesday, September 9 | 12:00 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Building A Web Site Class | Friday, September 11 | 11:45 AM | Virtual | RSVP

School Supply Give Away | Saturday, September 12 | 10:00 AM | Veterans Park | RSVP

Open House | Monday, September 14 | 12:00 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, September 16 | 6:30 AM | Randolph Middle School | RSVP

Fort Mill Lunch | Thursday, September 16 | 11:30 AM | Towne Tavern | RSVP

Don't miss out on volunteer opportunities! Subscribe to our volunteer distribution list here.
Monday – Employment
Tuesday – Veteran Interview
Wednesday - Community Engagement
Thursday – NCServes
Friday – Weekly Situation Report (SITREP)

Admissions Representative at NASCAR Hall of Fame | CRVA | View

Signage Installation Manager | Southwood | View

DC Associate | Advance Auto Parts | View

Case Manager | Roof Above | View
CAVE NEWSLETTER Want more? The Charlotte Area Veterans Employment newsletter is for you. You can view this week's here.

2953 Total Services
1268 Total Veteran Served
902 Total New Veterans Served
NCSERVES NEWSLETTER Want more? Check out the NCServes Newsletter here.
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.