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Running for Heroes is still on the run

Running for Heroes is still on the run

Since the year isn't over, we are still running! Our trip up to Washington's Crossing for the Bucks County Marathon was a really good one. We were very lucky with the weather. It was cold but not bitter when we started. The later 9:00 a.m. start gave us a little time...

The Story Behind the Brick: The Corvette Club

The Story Behind the Brick: The Corvette Club

Thank you to the The Piedmont Corvette Club that bought a Commemorative Brick! The Chevrolet Corvette has long been considered America's sports car. Therefore, it is no surprise that veterans love the Corvette, and Corvette owners love those that have served. The...

The Story Behind the Brick: Duane Huffman

The Story Behind the Brick: Duane Huffman

The recent passing of Mark Huffman's father serves as a reminder to him that moments are fleeting and once they are gone, you can't get them back. "I know that he served in the National Guard and was never called into action, but I don't know much beyond that," he...

Running for Heroes Running Update

Running for Heroes Running Update

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly RUNNING FOR HEROES TELLS IT LIKE IT IS Running for Heroes has taken on the challenge of running one marathon, every month in 2021 to raise $26,200 for the Hero’s Bridge Veterans Village. With only two marathons to go, they are close to...

Local Hero: Molly Brooks of Hero’s Bridge

Local Hero: Molly Brooks of Hero’s Bridge

One woman leads an army of volunteers to serve our area’s veterans Midland’s Molly Brooks had a vision early on. Growing up in the economically-depressed Ozarks with her mother working in a nursing home, Molly was privy to the substandard environment of the elderly...

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...

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

We are excited to be a beneficiary of Fun Run Racing's Prince William Turkey Trot. Their catch phrase Trot, Eat, Sleep speaks to all of us as we prepare for a different, albeit still busy, holiday season. I hope you will register for the event and select Hero's Bridge...

September Newsletter: A Note From Molly

September Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Although we have made a lot of sacrifices for the past six months as a result of COVID, I have to admit that being forced to slow down has given us a chance to better connect with our veterans. While we continue to serve them with our six distinct programs, we also...

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Since March, we have watched our nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and while in many cases the lock-down of nursing homes and senior facilities did greatly reduce the risk of exposure for our most at-risk citizens, this is not true for every lock-down. Our...

June Newsletter: A Note from Molly

June Newsletter: A Note from Molly

It has been a challenging month for all of us. Here at Hero's Bridge, we have stayed abreast of the ever changing fallout and safety measures caused by COVID19 and continue to make adjustments as needed when new orders are released by the state Governor. Meanwhile,...

May Newsletter: A Note from Molly

May Newsletter: A Note from Molly

It is with the dedication and commitment of our healthcare professionals that Hero's Bridge is able to carry out its mission. We rely on the kind-heartedness of our volunteers to stand beside our veterans and be a point of contact during an otherwise lonely time, but...

February Newsletter: A Note from Molly

February Newsletter: A Note from Molly

With Vietnam Veteran's Day next month, things have been busy for the Hero's Bridge team. While we continue to serve our veterans and train our volunteers, we have other dedicated volunteers who have been working on our second annual Hero's Bridge Vietnam Veteran's Day...

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

Happy New Year from all of us at Hero's Bridge! With the year well under way, each of the Hero's Bridge programs have also kicked off the year with a strong start! Our holiday season was spent touching base with our veterans and addressing the needs of new veterans...

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

We have much to be thankful for this holiday season. We have welcomed more Battle Buddies to help with our veterans, launched a new portrait program to help recognize veterans in our region, and watched the nation pay tribute to veterans both young and old during...

October Newsletter: A Note From Molly

October Newsletter: A Note From Molly

This month we welcomed new Battle Buddy volunteers from our Bootcamp training and have had more veterans reach out to us with a variety of needs. One of our most touching stories includes a Vietnam Veteran who we were able to help during his wife's terminal condition...