WHAT'S NEW? This week instead of telling you, we want to change it up a bit and ask YOU "what's new?". Since the pandemic it has been harder to stay in touch with all of our friends in the area. Do you have any major life updates? How about any needs that we should know about? Reach out here to update us on what's going on in your life. We would love to hear from you!
WEEK AT A GLANCE Join us this week for our weekly Wednesday Workout and our monthly Ballantyne Breakfast! Details for each below.
EVENT HIGHLIGHT Have you ever wanted to create your own website? Next Friday, join us for a special virtual event: Building a Web Site Class. This class will be taught by our friend Todd Criswell and is a great opportunity for beginners looking to advance your web design skills.
ICYMI Last week our team attended the America's Warrior Partnership's virtual conference to learn how to further our impact. We love improving our skills so that we can better serve our community!
STAT OF THE WEEK 5. That is how many school supply kits we have left to hand out. We will be doing another distribution on Saturday, September 12. Make sure to sign up to secure your supplies!
A MILITARY VETERAN PAINTED THE R ON THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL, AND NOW SHE WANTS TO PAINT ALL THE STREETS One day this June, a military veteran looked down at the letter she painted — on the main street of the city where she grew up, in the country she served — and she saw skid marks.
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.
HUGE SLATE OF VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION MEASURES SET FOR DEBATE NEXT MONTH Democratic leaders of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee this week announced plans to mark up a hefty slate of suicide prevention bills early next month as Senate lawmakers and administration officials lament that already existing solutions to the problem aren’t moving fast enough through Congress.


Sounds like y'all want a happy hour! We'll get started on planning one.
What other events would you like to see?
Community Conversations - Justice, Race, and Intersectionality
VetTalks - Like TedTalks but by local Veterans!
Fitness Events - weight lifting, yoga, running, etc.

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, September 2 | 6:30 AM | Randolph Middle School | RSVP

Ballantyne Breakfast | Thursday, September 3 | 8:00 AM | Virtual | RSVP

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

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)

IT Help Desk Technician | Sentry One | View

Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis | Sentry One | View

Environmental Scientist | Pike Electric | View
CAVE NEWSLETTER Want more? The Charlotte Area Veterans Employment newsletter is for you. You can view this week's here.

Community Engagement Wellness Webinar: Tips for Healthy Hearts and Bodies | Hosted by Novant Health | Wednesday, September 2 | 1:00 PM | Virtual | RSVP

2851 Total Services
1230 Total Veteran Served
881 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.