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Local Issues, Real People Features Hero’s Bridge

Local Issues, Real People Features Hero’s Bridge

In recognition of Veterans Day, WJMA's J.D. Slade invited Hero's Bridge CEO Molly Brooks back to his studio for an update on the organization. Slade learned about Hero's Bridge when Brooks helped his friend, a Vietnam Veteran, acquire war medals that had been lost,...

Hero’s Bridge 2022 Veterans Day Recognition

Hero’s Bridge 2022 Veterans Day Recognition

Veterans Day is our biggest day of the year and shone brightly this year. From Middle Schools to offices, we celebrated our veterans throughout the day. During the week prior, we visited with our veterans with care packages in hand to thank them for their service and...

Still Feeling a Call to Action

Still Feeling a Call to Action

Robert Sommer would love to tell you about the places he "didn't" go, the projects that "don't" exist, or the facilities that "cannot be named". He cannot. What he can tell you about is the people. "There were heroes on the ground (soldiers in the theater) and then...

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 collection 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...

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...