SITREP
WHAT'S NEW? This month we want to recognize two Veterans of the Month... kind of. Our November Veteran of the Month is Josh King with an honorary mention for everyone's favorite 1SG, Little Top! Josh King has been hard at work helping VBH get ready for Veterans Day. He has donated three handmade sculptures to our silent auction, been a special guest on our Facebook Lunch Break, and created a Little Top video promoting our Carolina's Veterans Day event! Big thanks to Josh (and Little Top)!
WEEK AT A GLANCE Open house, Food Truck, Workout, Veterans day... get ready for a busy week with VBH!
ICYMI The Carolina Panthers and GMC invited 25 of our Veterans to a special Watch Party this Sunday!
STAT OF THE WEEK 34. The number of volunteer hours served last week at our Thompson Park project. Thank you to everyone that participated!
EVENT HIGHLIGHT The Carolina's Veterans Day Celebration is this week! Sign up today!
NEWS
MARINE VETERAN WANTS TO USE $10 MILLION NC LOTTERY PRIZE TO HONOR SON WHO ALSO SERVED A Marine veteran who won $10 million in the North Carolina lottery hopes to give back to those who helped him.
CHARLOTTE SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS TALK RECOVERY STRATEGIES, AS FUND LAUNCHES THIRD ROUND A $13,000 Paycheck Protection Program loan and an unexpected wave of community support helped local Popbar franchisee Kia Lyons navigate a difficult spring and summer that reduced sales by as much as 75%.
READ THE 2020 MARINE BIRTHDAY MESSAGE FROM COMMANDANT BERGER Though he never said the word, the COVID-19 pandemic loomed largely in the 2020 birthday address from Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger to the Corps.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
WEEKLY POLL

Last week we asked about when it's acceptable to start decorating for Christmas. 75% said after Thanksgiving, 14% says to wait until December, and 11% said they were decorating right away!
It's almost Veterans Day! What of our silent auction items are you most excited to bid on?
CMC Signed Camo Panthers Helmet
1SG Little Top Sculpture
Highlands Cabin Getaway
Kendra Scott Jewelry
Handmade Custom Cutting Board
Other
UPCOMING EVENTS

Open House | Monday, November 9 | 12:00 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Good Truck | Tuesday, November 10 | 11:00 AM | VA Hospital Parking Lot | RSVP

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, November 11 | 6:30 AM | Veterans Park | RSVP

Carolina's Veterans Day Celebration | Wednesday, November 11 | 4:30 PM | Virtual | RSVP

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, November 18 | 6:30 AM | Veterans Park | RSVP

Fort Mill Lunch | Thursday, November 19 | 11:30 AM | Towne Tavern | RSVP

Red, White, and Brew Happy Hour | Thursday, November 19 | 6:30 PM | NoDa Brewing Company | RSVP
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Don't miss out on volunteer opportunities! Subscribe to our volunteer distribution list here.
DAILY FACEBOOK LUNCH BREAK

Monday – Employment
Tuesday – Veteran Interview
Wednesday - Community Engagement
Thursday – NCServes
Friday – Weekly Situation Report (SITREP)
EMPLOYMENT
THANK YOU, PAUL BILL!

VBH family and friends, we want to share with you that our Employment Alliance Director, Paul Bill, has decided to depart Veterans Bridge Home effective Nov 13th, 2020. He will certainly be missed, but Paul has an exciting opportunity, and thanks to his hard work the future of VBH’s Employment pillar is also exciting. The decision for him to pursue another opportunity was not an easy one, but it was a family decision and one that will support the next season of his life - Stretching him to continue to learn and develop his strengths to lead and serve a team in another capacity. Paul will have an opportunity to lead a team of 12-14 individuals at LPL Financial, providing mentorship, coaching and career development. 

Paul has lived and breathed this work, and we are grateful for the relationships he has built and the impact he has had on our community as well as on the VBH Team! Please join us in thanking Paul for his service to VBH over the last 3.5 years. Paul, Fair Winds and Following Seas! 

If you have Employment related questions, as a Veteran contact our Coordination Center, as an employer please contact Pvacho@veteransbridgehome.org. Stay tuned for news about the new job description.
JOB OPENINGS

Multiple Positions | Lowes | View

Multiple Positions | Truist | View

Multiple Positions | Collins Aerospace | View

Multiple Positions | Atrium Health | View
EVENTS

Virtual Job Fair | Tuesday, November 17 | 9:00 AM | View

Tech Elevator Development Program | Application Deadline Wednesday, November 18 | View

Veterans on Wall Street Symposium | Monday, November 9 | 8:30 AM | 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

3627 Total Services
1481 Total Veteran Served
1093 Total New Veterans Served
NCSERVES NEWSLETTER Want more? Check out the NCServes Newsletter here.
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.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT