WHAT'S NEW? October's Veteran of the Month is our very own Tracy Threatt! Tracy is a Navy Vet, a VBH captain, and one of our active volunteers. Recently, she has participated in our food drive, stand down event, and park beautification project. We are so grateful for Tracy and all she does for the community!
WEEK AT A GLANCE Open House, NC4ME & VBH Virtual Hiring Event, Uptown Lunch, Wednesday Workout, and Fort Mill Lunch. Busy week ahead!

ICYMI Yesterday, Rick Ware Racing sponsored a VBH themed car to race for the Bank of America Roval 400! James Davison was able to pilot his #53 VBH Camaro to a 29th place finish, his career best in the NASCAR Cup Series.
STAT OF THE WEEK 3344. The number of unique service episodes we have provided for Veterans in the Charlotte area year to date. See more information on our service numbers in the Veteran Services section below.
EVENT HIGHLIGHT Our virtual Uptown Lunch is happening this Wednesday with special guest Diana Biffl, the Manager of Social Media for the Charlotte Hornets!
FIRST MONUMENT HONORING ALL MILITARY WOMEN TO BE UNVEILED AT ARLINGTON The Women in Military Service for America Memorial, at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, is regularly placed on lists of “hidden gems” within the nation’s capital — a perspective on the memorial that its leaders are trying to change.
‘THOUSANDS’ OF VETERANS WITH BAD PAPER DISCHARGES MIGHT NOT KNOW THEY CAN UPGRADE Veterans kicked out of the military due to negative behavior related to post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and sexual trauma have been upgrading their discharges after a 2017 law change, but there are potentially thousands of others left without access to care or benefits because of less-than-honorable discharges.
FAMILIES OF VETERANS WHO DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS WOULD HAVE SURVIVOR BENEFITS PROTECTED UNDER HOUSE BILL A House bill introduced Thursday would ensure that any veteran who dies from coronavirus in the care of the Department of Veterans Affairs would have service-connected disabilities noted in the cause of death to protect survivor benefits.
GI BILL PROTECTIONS EXTENDED FOR STUDENT VETERANS DEALING WITH CAMPUS CORONAVIRUS CHANGES As part of the budget deal approved last week, Congress extended several financial protections for student veterans whose education plans have been disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
CORONAVIRUS DEATHS AMONG VA PATIENTS TOP 3,500 THIS WEEK AS NUMBER OF CASES SLOWLY INCREASES The number of active coronavirus cases among Veterans Affairs patients continued to slowly rise in recent days as the total number of deaths from the virus among department patients rose above 3,500 this week.

Last week we asked about how many children everyone had. 77.5% of responders reported having one or more child at home while 7.5% reported having no children and the remaining 15% reported being empty nesters. Thanks for your responses!
This week we want to know, what is your favorite Charlotte professional sports team?
Charlotte FC

Open House | Monday, October 12 | 12:00 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, October 14 | 6:30 AM | Veterans Park | RSVP

Uptown Lunch | Wednesday, October 14 | 11:45 AM | Virtual | RSVP

Fort Mill Lunch | Thursday, October 15 | 11:30 AM | Towne Tavern | RSVP

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, October 21 | 6:30 AM | Veterans Park | RSVP

Red, White, and Brew Happy Hour | Thursday, October 22, 6:30 PM | Sugar Creek Brewing | RSVP
Click here to register for the Carolina's Veterans Day Celebration!

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Monday – Employment
Tuesday – Veteran Interview
Wednesday - Community Engagement
Thursday – NCServes
Friday – Weekly Situation Report (SITREP)

Last week to apply for Veterans in Residence with WeWork and Bunker Labs. Click here for details.

VBH-NC4ME Virtual Hiring Event | Wednesday, October 14 | 10:00 AM | Virtual | RSVP

Multiple Openings | Lowes Home Improvement | View

Multiple Openings | Northwestern Mutual | View

Childcare Associate | YMCA | View

Heavy Equipment Operators | Blythe Development | View

Multiple Positions | DuraServe | View
CAVE NEWSLETTER Want more? The Charlotte Area Veterans Employment newsletter is for you. You can view this week's here.

3344 Total Services
1383 Total Veteran Served
1014 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.