News and Updates

News

Paw Patrol Program Goes Above and Beyond

Paw Patrol Program Goes Above and Beyond

Paw Patrol coordinator, Kayla Johnson went above and beyond for a homeless veteran and his two dogs, a Jack Russell named Rascal and a Boxer named Susie. Navy Veteran, Jim, had to sell his home in June 2021 to pay his bills. He moved into a motel with his two dogs. He...

Celebrate the Holidays with Hero’s Bridge

Celebrate the Holidays with Hero’s Bridge

Remember a Hero This Holiday Season Wreaths Across America Day has a mission to Remember, Honor and Teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at National Cemeteries throughout the country a total of 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and...

Guardians of Freedom

Guardians of Freedom

The Hero's Bridge Guardians of Freedom is a gallery of images portraying our local veterans in many cases holding an image from their time in service. We welcome veterans to reach out and sit for a portrait. We welcome businesses to sponsor this gallery of images....

Veteran Larry Corbin Flies Again

Veteran Larry Corbin Flies Again

On a beautiful late summer day in August, 91-year-old Korean War Army Veteran, Larry Corbin did something he hadn’t done in 75 years: flew in a small Warbird aircraft, a Fairchild UC-61, which happened to be just one year younger than him. “Not long after WWII, I was...

Veterans Visit the Cold War Museum

Veterans Visit the Cold War Museum

We are so fortunate to have a wonderful military museum in our backyard! Our guides today were two Cold War veterans, Bryan Zwanzig and Michael Washvill, who worked at Vint Hill Farms Station during the Cold War. The Cold War Museum was founded in 1996 by Francis Gary...

2022 Volunteer Appreciation

2022 Volunteer Appreciation

In April 2022, Hero's Bridge welcomed our volunteers to the Hero's Bridge office for an appreciation reception. Our office manager, Shanna, assembled a fitting program to recognize the hard work of each of our volunteers. All the time our volunteers are able to give...

Behind the Brick: Creekside Veterans Club

Behind the Brick: Creekside Veterans Club

When the Creekside Veterans Club launched less than a year ago, they knew right away that they wanted to become a philanthropic organization that raised money to benefit other veteran organizations. "We decided to focus on three local nonprofits, Hero's Bridge, Semper...

November Newsletter: A Note From Molly

November Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Every day the Hero’s Bridge team demonstrates our thanks and gratitude for our veterans. We do this with many simple acts of kindness: a birthday card, a coloring page, assistance with groceries, and more. These simple acts are to help make days easier, less lonely,...

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

Every day is Veterans Day at Hero's Bridge, however we are always grateful at this time of year when the nation takes time to recognize and honor all Veterans who have so honorably served. We will be spending special one-on-one time with many of our veterans that week...

September Newsletter: A Note From Molly

September Newsletter: A Note From Molly

We have lost 7 of the veterans we serve since June. It is always difficult to learn that a veteran, who we cannot reach during our welfare checks, has passed away. But it also serves to remind us that right up until the very end of their lives, we offer help. This is...

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

At Hero's Bridge, the majority of our requests for assistance are to help Vietnam Veterans. That war had special circumstances that left more damage in its wake than previous conflicts. A lengthy war spanning several presidents and cabinets. Politicians making...

July Newsletter: A Note From Molly

July Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Summer is still in full swing and so are our Village plans. We are excited to continue promoting our brick fundraiser for all of our supporters to leave their mark on the Village. I would like to extend a special thanks to our Running for Hero's partners, Bobby Brooks...

June Newsletter: A Note From Molly

June Newsletter: A Note From Molly

In April, a three-war veteran died at age 96 in the comfort of his historic farm home with his wife by his side. Not every older veteran has sunset years as comfortable as he did. Too many of our aging veterans end their lives living in substandard housing conditions...

May Newsletter: A Note From Molly

May Newsletter: A Note From Molly

As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, military recognition days are on my radar. Each year remembrance days from each of our nation's battles has me thinking of the soldiers who lost their lives in wars and skirmishes throughout the years and throughout the world. I...

April Newsletter: A Note from Molly

April Newsletter: A Note from Molly

There is finality in everything we do at Hero's Bridge. We know that we are serving these veterans in their final moments. In some cases, even their twilight years have passed and they are simply waiting to pass away. It isn't easy to accept. In the five years since...

March Newsletter: A Note from Molly

March Newsletter: A Note from Molly

Our team members and volunteers have done their fair share of running around lately...and I mean that both figuratively and literally! Our veterans could always use an extra hand and maybe some help around their house. Many of them live in old homes that show their...

February Newsletter: A Note From Molly

February Newsletter: A Note From Molly

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...

December Newsletter: A Note From Molly

December Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Like many people we know, as we head into December, we are keeping our eyes firmly on 2021. We are all experiencing COVID-fatigue and the veterans we serve are too. We know some at-risk veterans who have been at-home since March with little interaction with anyone...

November Newsletter: A Note from Molly

November Newsletter: A Note from Molly

As we embark on the holiday season, at Hero's Bridge we have much to be thankful for. Primarily, we remain thankful for all our veterans and their service and dedication to our nation. We are grateful for our community that supports our efforts to ensure aging...