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June Newsletter: A Note from Molly

June Newsletter: A Note from Molly

"Mental health" is a phrase used often in the medical setting. We have groups dedicated to helping youth maintain good mental health, we see groups advocate for the mental health of recovering addicts. And there are scores of groups dedicated to the rehabilitation of...

May Newsletter: A Note from Molly

May Newsletter: A Note from Molly

I hardly know where to begin this newsletter note. Our team has had a whirlwind few weeks. While we continue to serve our aging veterans, we released our 2022 Impact Report, traveled to Richmond for meetings regarding state funding, attended fundraisers on our behalf,...

March Newsletter: A Note from Molly

March Newsletter: A Note from Molly

We begin the first quarter of this year overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and the willingness of others to step forward and donate their time to our mission. From winery and BINGO fundraisers to our sold-out 5K to honor our Vietnam Veterans, it's been a...

February Newsletter: A Note from Molly

February Newsletter: A Note from Molly

Since its onset, Hero's Bridge has served the needs of aging veterans, identified as those who have served in our armed forces and are over the age of 65. Until this year, we have seen veterans primarily from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. However,...

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

While the New Year has everyone looking forward, I would be remiss in not looking backward for just a moment. Let me explain... 2023 marks Hero's Bridge's seventh year serving veterans ages 65 and older. During that time, we have had tremendous growth. From the...

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

It's been a busy month celebrating the holidays with our Veterans. My family chose to do a 'no gift' Christmas this year. As a mother, I had an ulterior motive. I didn't want the children to spend their hard-earned money on me during this difficult inflationary...

November Newsletter: A Note From Molly

November Newsletter: A Note From Molly

The holiday spirit is strong at Hero's Bridge! As we do each month, we spent our time focusing on aging veterans in our region. However, in addition to improving their quality of life through everyday needs, this month we also spent a fair amount of time celebrating...

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

I am excited to share that I have completed the George W. Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program. When former President Bush was designing the Institute, he had to decide what he wanted to focus on in his post-presidency era. He wanted to make sure that he...

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

A little levity is a welcome change for our office and team members. Our veterans' needs come in all shapes and sizes and for some, the changes we bring to their lives make a huge difference. Whether it's much-needed medicine we help them get with a drive to a...

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Summer is winding down in our region and our youth volunteers are returning to their classrooms. We are fortunate to have 16 youth among our volunteers. We hope their interactions with our veterans have made an impression on them. The name Hero's Bridge is indicative...

July Newsletter: A Note from Molly

July Newsletter: A Note from Molly

Summer has proven itself to be a challenging time for our veterans, especially so this year. Finances are tenuous and making ends meet for older people has become harder than ever. Combine unprecedented storms, power outages, and sustained high temperatures with...

June Newsletter: A Note From Molly

June Newsletter: A Note From Molly

This has been an exciting month for Hero's Bridge! While my team held down the fort, I attended the first week of the Bush Institute leadership program. This program is giving me an opportunity to learn from peers and national experts how to best grow the organization...