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Nick Travis: I’m Not The Same Person

Nick Travis: I’m Not The Same Person

Vietnam Army Veteran, Nick Travis, had trouble assimilating to civilian life after spending nearly two years in Vietnam. "I had a lot of triggers," he said. The Brooklyn resident returned to the Brooklyn in 1969, he didn't leave the house for six months because he...

Number Seven in the Books

Number Seven in the Books

"We couldn't have asked for better weather," said Rick Heppard, veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom. It was a cool and cloudy morning. The runners began at 6am, with the sun just coming up. "I was a little worried that it would be a really tough run as I hadn't put a...

Running for Heroes Needs Your Support!

Running for Heroes Needs Your Support!

Having run four monthly marathons since January 2021, both Bobby Brooks and Rick Heppard are beginning to feel the strain of their endeavor with minor injuries and fatigue. This past weekend they ran the Gettysburg Festival of Races. While the weather was perfect and...

Homebound veterans get a visit and a vaccine

Homebound veterans get a visit and a vaccine

Last week, a U.S. Navy nurse Carolyn Kirkland contacted Michael Guditus, emergency manager for the Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management. Guditus said, “She was concerned that the Veterans Administration was not doing enough for veterans...

Hero’s Bridge Paw Patrol Program Receives a Grant

Hero’s Bridge Paw Patrol Program Receives a Grant

The Fauquier Community Enrichment Alliance, Inc. (FCEA, Inc.) formerly the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary, Inc. awards a grant to Hero’s Bridge Paw Patrol Program. The funds were allocated from their Pet Therapy Program. Robin Corcoran, Pet Therapy Treasurer for FCEA,...

Checking In With Our Runners: Marathon #2

Checking In With Our Runners: Marathon #2

This weekend, Rick Heppard and Bobby Brooks completed their second marathon, on their way to 12 marathons in 2021 to raise $26,200 for the Hero's Bridge Veterans Village. While the forecast looked bleak, the runners postponed their start time for a few hours and were...

Vietnam Veterans 5K Walk/Run Registration Open

Vietnam Veterans 5K Walk/Run Registration Open

Registration is now open for our Vietnam Veterans 5K run/walk. While registration is open throughout the month of March, don't delay! Last year's event sold out in two weeks. You and your family walk or run whenever convenient for you. Even families that are far apart...

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...

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

I am excited to announce that Hero's Bridge will have a further reach with its new partnership with Capital Caring. Through this effort, we will be able to meet the needs for an increased number of veteran's aged 65 and older. You can read more about this partnership...

August Newsletter: A Note from Molly

August Newsletter: A Note from Molly

This summer we have been busy bringing our new team members up to speed on Hero's Bridge programs. We have assembled a top-notch team of enthusiastic players who will help move the organization forward. We have also formalized regular monthly visits to Mountain Vista...

July Newsletter: A Note from Molly

July Newsletter: A Note from Molly

This spring Hero's Bridge was awarded a renewed grant by the PATH Foundation that has enabled us to increase our support team and add coordinators for community outreach, volunteers, fundraising and administrative support. With these added team members, we are excited...