This month was another busy one for our team. We welcomed social work intern, Amber Mullins from Liberty University. She will be working with our Battle Buddy Coordinator and meeting with veterans. We have enjoyed getting to know her and getting her up to speed.
The weather this month also kicked our Battle Buddies into high gear to ensure all of our veterans had heat, running water, and food stocked shelves so they wouldn’t have to venture out in icy conditions.
As we look forward to spring, we are excited to share the challenge that two of our supporters have taken upon themselves. Bobby Brooks and Rick Heppard, Hero’s Bridge board member, will be running one marathon every month this year to raise $26,200 for our Village. Their February marathon is scheduled for this weekend in Warrenton. You can read more about their efforts and sponsor one or all of their runs below.
We will spend next month honoring and commemorating Vietnam Veterans with our popular 5K event. The 5K registration will open March 1. Participants can register all month long and schedule the event whenever it is convenient for them. National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day is March 29 every year since the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act was signed in 2017.
In this newsletter you will also find opportunities to volunteer with us if you or someone you know is interested, we would love to have you.
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