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Hero’s Bridge Connects Elderly Veterans With Care

Hero’s Bridge Connects Elderly Veterans With Care

Molly Brooks wasn’t at her father’s side when he died in 2016. It’s a memory that continues to haunt her. A 23-year career military retiree and Vietnam veteran, Raymond Gustin USMC, MSgt, suffered from the effects of Agent Orange exposure. He was 71 when he went to...

“I’m Sorry, But We’ve Lost Charlie”

“I’m Sorry, But We’ve Lost Charlie”

A small bottle of Evan Williams bourbon and a pumpkin pie sit on the table; a gift waiting to be given to an aging veteran. Our volunteers don't usually bring alcohol to veterans but in Charlie's case it kept him from paying an unscrupulous "friend" $50 to bring him a...

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...

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...