Veterans program – United Children of Veterans http://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 02:02:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-04T112559.751-150x150.jpg Veterans program – United Children of Veterans http://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ 32 32 Garner Motorcycle Ride To Rev Up Support for Hopeway Veterans Program https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/garner-motorcycle-ride-to-rev-up-support-for-hopeway-veterans-program/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 14:09:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/garner-motorcycle-ride-to-rev-up-support-for-hopeway-veterans-program/ American Infidels VMC Central North Carolina to host Poker Run on April 23 GARNER – Nationally, an average of 20 veterans die by suicide every day. To help shine a light on the importance of quality mental health treatment for military veterans, the American Infidels Veterans Motorcycle Club (AIVMC) Central North Carolina is boosting support […]]]>

American Infidels VMC Central North Carolina to host Poker Run on April 23

GARNER – Nationally, an average of 20 veterans die by suicide every day. To help shine a light on the importance of quality mental health treatment for military veterans, the American Infidels Veterans Motorcycle Club (AIVMC) Central North Carolina is boosting support for the HopeWay Veterans Program at its inaugural race annual poker.

Open to the public (cars, motorcycles and everything in between), the event will take place Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10225 located at 1706 Garner Road in Garner, NC All attendees will receive a card to be stamped at different places along the route; there will be prizes for best hand, worst hand and others. Fee is $20 per vehicle and includes burgers and hot dogs, drinks, and a chance to win prizes. All proceeds will benefit the HopeWay Veterans Program.

“We appreciate the VMC Central North Carolina American Infidels and the Triangle area community who have come together to raise awareness and fund mental health services for veterans,” said Justin Johnson, MD, board-certified psychiatrist and director of services for veterans. veterans at HopeWay – an accredited non-profit mental health residential and day treatment center for adults, including veterans.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly one in four active service members show signs of a mental health problem. In addition, the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can reach 15 times higher — and the rate of depression up to five times higher — among active duty military personnel compared to civilians.

“We are passionate about raising money for veterans’ causes and want to do our part to help ensure that our fellow veterans struggling with mental health issues receive the treatment and services they need,” said said Aaron “Trouble” P., a veteran. and Sergeant-at-Arms for the American Infidels VMC Central North Carolina. “Everyone is invited to join us on April 23. We look forward to bringing together the public, fellow motorcycle clubs, military members and veterans for a great day of riding, socializing and supporting the motorcycle program. HopeWay veterans.”

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, HopeWay’s Veterans Program serves veterans from North Carolina and the country. HopeWay provides specialized, evidence-based support and treatment to veterans living with PTSD and related mental health issues to help them live healthy and fulfilling lives. Residential and day program options are available. For more information, visit https://hopeway.org/veterans-program.

Dr Johnson added: “As a veteran and through my years of caring for veterans, I know the importance of having an innovative and integrative mental health treatment program for our military heroes. Veterans deserve the highest quality mental health care to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses suffered as a result of service to our country.

There are also opportunities to sponsor the Poker Run or make a donation. Registration and donations can be paid via PayPal @AIVMCCNC. More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanInfidelsVMCCentralNC.

About HopeWay

HopeWay is an accredited, not-for-profit mental health treatment center for adults in Charlotte, NC, serving clients from North Carolina and across the country. HopeWay also offers an evidence-based veterans program. He also provides services to children, adolescents and adults through his outpatient clinic, HopeWay Psychiatry & Associates. HopeWay’s continuum of care meets the needs of adults living with mental illness and their families with residential care and outpatient treatment options as well as aftercare planning, with the goal of helping clients live a healthy and fulfilling life. HopeWay’s goal is also to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues through a community education program. To learn more, visit www.hopeway.org or call 1-844-HOPEWAY

About American VMC Infidels

American Infidels Veterans Motorcycle Club is a federally recognized 501(c)(19) veterans organization supporting service members and veterans. Learn more about https://americaninfidelsvmc.com/

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St. Stephen’s Legion Launches “Honor Veterans” Program https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/st-stephens-legion-launches-honor-veterans-program/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 09:21:20 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/st-stephens-legion-launches-honor-veterans-program/ by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleader.com Jerome Supan, a U.S. Army veteran, was recently honored by the American Legion St. Stephen Post 221 at a Legion meeting April 5. Supan, now 80, is the first recipient of a monthly honors meeting for veterans. The tributes will take place at The Rusty Nail bar and restaurant in St. […]]]>

by Dennis Dalman

news@thenewsleader.com

Jerome Supan, a U.S. Army veteran, was recently honored by the American Legion St. Stephen Post 221 at a Legion meeting April 5.

Supan, now 80, is the first recipient of a monthly honors meeting for veterans. The tributes will take place at The Rusty Nail bar and restaurant in St. Stephen. This is where the American Legion meets because they don’t have a building of their own.

Supan, who still lives in St. Stephen, served in Germany in 1957. He was a member of the American Legion-St. Stephen for 48 years, was a member of the Color Guard the whole time, Legion Chaplain for 15 years and is known for always selling the most tickets at Legion fundraisers.

Supan, now retired, worked for many years on road construction projects. He and his wife, Dolores, have two children – daughter Cheryl Lovitz and son Jeff – as well as several grandchildren.

Legion member Leo Supan, a first cousin of Jérôme Supan once removed, explained the honor meetings of veterans of the month. Leo was a member of the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, having served in Florida, Colorado and Germany at Kapaun Air Station. He is now regional manager of Honeywell Smart Energy.

Legion membership committee members recently decided to honor a veteran each month.

“A lot of us veterans are getting older,” said Leo Supan. “So we’ve decided to honor a veteran every month, and we also hope this will help more veterans join the Legion. We received a few new ones recently, but we would love to have many more.

There are currently over 60 members of the American Legion-St. Stephane. Most of them, Supan noted, are Vietnam War-era veterans.

Next month’s winner will be Joe Raab, a 96-year-old World War II veteran. The feast/ceremony will take place during the regular monthly Legion meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

The American Legion—St. Stephen meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at The Rusty Nail. Anyone interested in joining can simply show up for a meeting.

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Jérôme Supan holds a plaque in his honor for his military service given to him on April 5 by the American Legion of St. Stephen. He is the first recipient of the “Honor the Veterans” program in which a veteran will be honored each month in St. Stephen. Surrounding Supan are family members (front row, left to right) wife Dolores, Jerome, daughter-in-law Linda Supan, daughter Cheryl Lovitz; (back row, left to right) son-in-law John Lovitz, granddaughter Annie Supan, son Jeff Supan and grandson Sean Lovitz.

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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Jaffrey Public Library Hosts Veterans Program https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/monadnock-ledger-transcript-jaffrey-public-library-hosts-veterans-program/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 16:28:05 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/monadnock-ledger-transcript-jaffrey-public-library-hosts-veterans-program/ Published: 04/12/2022 12:24:06 Modified: 04/12/2022 12:22:56 The Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main Street, will host “Coming Home: The Veteran Experience and Reintegration as a Societal Priority” on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Josh Gerasim, VA Medical Center of Vermont Veteran Peer Specialist and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Veterans Program Coordinator, MishaPemble-Belkin, will lead […]]]>

Published: 04/12/2022 12:24:06

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The Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main Street, will host “Coming Home: The Veteran Experience and Reintegration as a Societal Priority” on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Josh Gerasim, VA Medical Center of Vermont Veteran Peer Specialist and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Veterans Program Coordinator, MishaPemble-Belkin, will lead a conversation on veteran reintegration, examining the role that friends, families, and communities can play to support the military. when they return home and provide opportunities for civilians and veterans to engage and ask questions. The conversation will take place on Zoom.

Questions that will be addressed include how communities can help their veterans fight for reintegration, how civilians can separate the Hollywood version of military life from the realities of service to come to a better understanding of the needs of veterans when ‘they go home, the role of “moral injury” in PTSD, and how today’s headlines and the war in Europe affect veterans here at home.

This event is funded by a grant under Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

For questions or to register, contact the library at 603-532-7301. This event is free and open to the public.

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Santa’s Letters Expands Efforts with Veterans Program | News https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/santas-letters-expands-efforts-with-veterans-program-news/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/santas-letters-expands-efforts-with-veterans-program-news/ After a successful year of giving, the founders of the charity Santa’s Letters are launching a new business – this one is designed to thank veterans by offering them special discounts at local businesses. Sean and Kristina Malone of Dagsboro recently announced a new discount program, called We Salute You, through which veterans can get […]]]>

After a successful year of giving, the founders of the charity Santa’s Letters are launching a new business – this one is designed to thank veterans by offering them special discounts at local businesses.

Sean and Kristina Malone of Dagsboro recently announced a new discount program, called We Salute You, through which veterans can get special deals at local restaurants and other businesses.

Sean Malone said he and Kristina are already offering veterans discounts at their Millville store, Kristina’s Kitchen, and they want to encourage other businesses to do the same.

“We’ve wanted to do this now for a few years,” he said.

Himself a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, having served eight years in the National Guard, including tours of Germany and Iraq, Malone said he wanted to find a way to thank all veterans. He added that “there are a lot of older veterans who would appreciate the help and support.”

We Salute You has already recruited 43 area businesses to join the effort, said Malone, of Selbyville and Dagsboro in Bethany Beach. Participating businesses will display a logo in their windows, designed by Kristina Malone, identifying them as such. Cards will be distributed to veterans with the address of the Santa’s Letters website, which will host the program. On the website, you will find a list of participating companies, as well as the discounts each company will offer.

“A lot of veterans tell us they would go more to places that participate more,” Malone said.

Even customers who aren’t veterans have told him they’ll patronize businesses that support veterans by participating in an effort like the We Salute You program, he said.

The cards will be distributed by veterans’ organizations, such as the Mason Dixon Post 7234 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ocean View, and by Kristina’s Kitchen. Veterans will need to present some type of military ID to qualify, he said.

Businesses of all types participate, “from tree services to restaurants,” Malone said.

Even certain types of businesses that cannot offer discounts, such as insurance companies, will instead offer special item gifts to veterans.

Malone said he expects window decals to be in place and maps available within the next week. Meanwhile, the couple recently counted what Santa’s Letters was able to do for the community last year, and the numbers tell the story.

To start, the organization raised $30,000 last year, up from $8,000 the previous year, Malone said. He attributed much of the increase to adding corporate sponsors, which they were able to do largely because they hired a fundraising/PR consultant this year. He said he and Kristina were also happy to have partnered with Selbyville’s Communities in Action organization, which has a similar mission to Santa’s Letters, and hopes to continue this partnership to achieve even more goals to help. the community.

In years past, most of the Santa’s Letter contributions have come from fundraising for a spaghetti dinner, which they plan to do again in the fall.

This year, Letters from Santa Claus provided Christmas gifts and basic necessities to 126 children, 45 families and adults. In addition, they answered 355 letters to Santa Claus.

Next year, Malone said, “We hope to double the number of families we helped last year.”

Upcoming fundraisers underway, he said, include a t-shirt logo contest that will result in the sale of t-shirts to benefit the organization, and a Shorebirds ticket program.

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Vail Veterans Program welcomes 23 injured service members to the slopes this week https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/vail-veterans-program-welcomes-23-injured-service-members-to-the-slopes-this-week/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/vail-veterans-program-welcomes-23-injured-service-members-to-the-slopes-this-week/ U.S. Army Specialist Crystal Radice-Dunblazier (RET) works on her snowboard turns during the Vail Veterans Program March 6-11.Daniel Milchev/Courtesy Photo From nervous and overwhelmed to now inspiring and grateful, this progression exemplifies what Crystal Radice-Dunblazer, a retired Army nurse, experienced with Vail’s Veterans Program. Radice-Dunblazer is a below the knee amputee and had an amputation […]]]>

U.S. Army Specialist Crystal Radice-Dunblazier (RET) works on her snowboard turns during the Vail Veterans Program March 6-11.
Daniel Milchev/Courtesy Photo

From nervous and overwhelmed to now inspiring and grateful, this progression exemplifies what Crystal Radice-Dunblazer, a retired Army nurse, experienced with Vail’s Veterans Program.

Radice-Dunblazer is a below the knee amputee and had an amputation at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She was there for most of 2019 doing pre-surgery physiotherapy and post-amputation rehabilitation. It was while she was there that she was selected to attend the Vail Veterans Program in January 2020 and participate in one of Vail’s non-profit winter family programs.

The Vail Veterans Program provides injured service members and their families with innovative, transformative, and inspirational programs that build confidence and improve lives.



“The family program was my first mountain trip since my amputation. I was very nervous and scared because my amputation was still quite recent, less than a year,” Radice-Dunblazer said.

“I had high hopes of being able to come back there, I had been to Colorado a hundred times for snowboarding trips with my dad, but it was extremely difficult so I ended up doing the ski bike which I fell in love with. It was so much fun.”



Vail’s Veterans Program works with Vail’s Adapted Ski and Snowboard School, which can provide the appropriate equipment and adaptations for the specific needs of veterinarians.

Radice-Dunblazer and her husband, Ryan, also a veteran, and their three children, ages 20, 14 and 11, all hit the slopes.

“It was so wonderful having them with me here and sharing the experiences that I shared with my dad,” Radice-Dunblazer said. “To see their joy of being here learning something new, having so much fun and they got to see me there having fun too, it lifts your spirits so much.”

Radice-Dunblazer was invited back to the Winter Mountain Adventure program on Vail Mountain earlier this week, which is an adult-only program. The Vail Veterans Program hosted 23 injured veterans, 13 guests and four military hospital staff.

The Vail Veterans Program hosted 23 injured military veterans, 13 guests, four military hospital staff and three service dogs for therapeutic time on the trails of the Winter Adventure Program March 6-11 .
Vail Veterans Program/Courtesy Photo

“This week has been amazing! We love our kids, we really love them, and we were so lucky to have brought them the last time we were here, but this trip has been…I’m going to get emotional now…this trip has been such a blessing to us d be able to be absent, just the two of us, and reconnect and enjoy experiences in the mountains. It was so nice to have Ryan by my side during the tough games as well,” Radice-Dunblazer said.

Radice-Dunblazer released their snowboard this year.

“I couldn’t help but smile because it felt so good to be on my board and even though you still deal with some pain issues and some fear and doubt issues mentally, that changes when you you’re on the mountain, it really does. I just couldn’t stop smiling,” Radice-Dunblazer said.

After the first day back on snowboarding, Radice-Dunblazer was in too much pain to ride the next day.

“I was so swollen I couldn’t put my leg up, so I bike-skied all day,” Radice-Dunblazer said. “The good thing about the Vail Veterans program is that they have different types of adaptive equipment and the instructors are so knowledgeable and understand a little more about the limitations that we have as adaptive athletes.”

Vail Adaptive Ski and Snowboard School instructor Charlie Phelan helps veteran Crystal Radice-Dunblazier advance her snowboarding skills.
Daniel Milchev/Courtesy Photo

As an alumnus of the Vail Veterans Program, Radice-Dunblazer could help newbie veterans get the most out of this experience.

“I would tell them it can be nerve wracking, it can be scary not knowing what you’re getting into, but do it anyway. Meeting the challenges here helps translate into other areas of your life.

The Vail Veterans Program offers these events and more free to veterans. To find out more, visit VailVeteransProgram.org.

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SBA Seeks Candidates for Veterans Program | Business https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/sba-seeks-candidates-for-veterans-program-business/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 15:35:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/sba-seeks-candidates-for-veterans-program-business/ the US Small Business Administration invites eligible nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, private sector companies, and institutions of higher education to submit proposals to provide synchronous online entrepreneurship training to transitioning military, veterans, and military spouses. The training will be a continuation of the training participants receive through the SBA’s Boots to Business […]]]>

the US Small Business Administration invites eligible nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, private sector companies, and institutions of higher education to submit proposals to provide synchronous online entrepreneurship training to transitioning military, veterans, and military spouses.

The training will be a continuation of the training participants receive through the SBA’s Boots to Business training program.

The SBA expects to award a cooperative agreement based on this announcement. For specific instructions on obtaining, completing and submitting an application, visit grants.gov and search for opportunity number SB-OVB2-22-002 or CFDA 59.044.

Proposals submitted through other media, including the SBA website, will be rejected and not evaluated. Submissions should be sent via grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 11.

The SBA Veterans Affairs Development Office will host an information session at 2 p.m. on March 18 to answer questions about the funding opportunity. Information: sba.gov.

Questions about B2B financing can be submitted to Jerry Godwin at jerry.godwin@sba.gov by 5 p.m. March 16.

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True North director switches to Stephens for veterans pilot program https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/true-north-director-switches-to-stephens-for-veterans-pilot-program/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 23:00:19 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/true-north-director-switches-to-stephens-for-veterans-pilot-program/ Elizabeth Herrera Eichenberger is embarking on a new adventure after spending the past six years as Executive Director at The True Northa comprehensive service agency for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Colombia. Herrera Eichenberger will create a pilot program at Stephens College aimed at helping female veterans transition into college experience and college […]]]>

Elizabeth Herrera Eichenberger is embarking on a new adventure after spending the past six years as Executive Director at The True Northa comprehensive service agency for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Colombia.

Herrera Eichenberger will create a pilot program at Stephens College aimed at helping female veterans transition into college experience and college life.

Her last day at True North is April 1 and she will start with Stephens on April 4.

Continued: True North to expand services with $1.25 million donation from Veterans United Foundation

Herrera Eichenberger is a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force on active duty, National Guard, and Reserves.

She is thrilled to have the opportunity to help other female veterans, she said.

“Sometimes the college experience can be a challenge,” she said. “It’s a special population that needs to be cared for in a unique way.”

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Local veterans program Liberty Place receives $50,000 ARP grant https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/local-veterans-program-liberty-place-receives-50000-arp-grant/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 03:27:53 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/local-veterans-program-liberty-place-receives-50000-arp-grant/ March 8—NEW ALBANY — Supporting a local veterans program encompasses both city missions and U.S. bailout missions, according to New Albany Redevelopment Commission member Adam Dickey. Kaiser Home Support Services’ veteran program, Liberty Place, will receive a $50,000 grant from the ARP Fund to continue providing its services. The Transitional Living Facility aims to help […]]]>

March 8—NEW ALBANY — Supporting a local veterans program encompasses both city missions and U.S. bailout missions, according to New Albany Redevelopment Commission member Adam Dickey.

Kaiser Home Support Services’ veteran program, Liberty Place, will receive a $50,000 grant from the ARP Fund to continue providing its services. The Transitional Living Facility aims to help veterans in the community who are experiencing homelessness.

The facility houses approximately 16 residents who typically stay for 12 to 18 months, although there is no set time frame for completing the program.

Economic Development and Redevelopment Director Josh Staten said the organization can use the grant for a variety of needs, from supplies to case management.

“We’ll work with them on whatever they’d like to use this grant for to make sure it meets all ARPA guidelines, but two, that it…gives them the opportunity to do their work the best they can,” Staten said.

Dickey said at Tuesday’s redevelopment commission meeting that this grant is a great way to couple the mission of serving veterans and helping those affected by COVID-19.

“When I see a proposal like this come forward, I think it exemplifies us as a city not only doing our due diligence to meet rescue needs, but also putting programs in place that help a very appreciated by our community,” he said. noted.

Both Dickey and Commissioner Chair Irving Joshua said that in the past they felt veterans had been underserved.

In the United States, Joshua said veterans have traditionally not been offered the support they need once they return from military service.

“It’s always been difficult for individuals, for veterans to come back and reintegrate into society,” Joshua said, “it’s just not traditionally in the country a conservative effort.”

Joshua said there needs to be more emphasis on transitioning veterans back into society, and Liberty Place catering specifically to homeless veterans is unique.

The commission voted unanimously to award the grant to Liberty Place.

At Tuesday’s meeting, commission members also decided to buy a property at 715 Vincennes Street for $125,000. The space at the corner of Avenue Ekin and Rue Vincennes was once an automobile shop.

Staten told the commission that the space will likely be demolished and something else will be rebuilt in its place. With the Uptown area, Staten said, they tried to address multiple needs, from new housing to mixed-use spaces, like Mickey’s.

Engineering and sizing associated with the site and other aspects are going to be evaluated before the city makes a decision on what will fill the space, Staten said.

“Uptown has such a unique and really cool vibe and it’s important to us that Uptown continues to build in its own way and that we don’t copy other neighborhoods,” he said.

Commissioner Jason Applegate said this was another public investment opportunity, with private investment to follow.

“I spent most of my life in New Albany, Vincennes is a different street than it was many years ago,” Applegate said.

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Local Veterans Program Liberty Place Receives $50,000 ARP Grant | News https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/local-veterans-program-liberty-place-receives-50000-arp-grant-news/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 21:28:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/local-veterans-program-liberty-place-receives-50000-arp-grant-news/ NEW ALBANY — Supporting a local veterans program encompasses both city and U.S. bailout missions, according to New Albany Redevelopment Commission member Adam Dickey. Kaiser Home Support Services’ veteran program, Liberty Place, will receive a $50,000 grant from the ARP Fund to continue providing its services. The Transitional Living Facility aims to help veterans in […]]]>

NEW ALBANY — Supporting a local veterans program encompasses both city and U.S. bailout missions, according to New Albany Redevelopment Commission member Adam Dickey.

Kaiser Home Support Services’ veteran program, Liberty Place, will receive a $50,000 grant from the ARP Fund to continue providing its services. The Transitional Living Facility aims to help veterans in the community who are experiencing homelessness.

The facility houses approximately 16 residents who typically stay for 12 to 18 months, although there is no set time frame for completing the program.

Economic Development and Redevelopment Director Josh Staten said the organization can use the grant for a variety of needs, from supplies to case management.

“We’ll work with them on whatever they’d like to use this grant for to make sure it meets all ARPA guidelines, but two, that it…gives them the opportunity to do their work the best they can can,” Staten said.

Dickey said at Tuesday’s redevelopment commission meeting that this grant is a great way to couple the mission of serving veterans and helping those affected by COVID-19.

“When I see a proposal like this come forward, I think it exemplifies us as a city not only doing our due diligence to meet rescue needs, but also putting programs in place that help a very appreciated by our community,” he said. noted.

Both Dickey and Commissioner Chair Irving Joshua said that in the past they felt veterans had been underserved.

In the United States, Joshua said veterans have traditionally not been offered the support they need once they return from military service.

“It’s always been difficult for individuals, for veterans to come back and reintegrate into society,” Joshua said, “it’s just not traditionally in the country a really conservative effort.”

Joshua said there needs to be more emphasis on transitioning veterans back into society, and Liberty Place catering specifically to homeless veterans is unique.

The commission voted unanimously to award the grant to Liberty Place.

At Tuesday’s meeting, commission members also decided to buy a property at 715 Vincennes Street for $125,000. The space at the corner of Avenue Ekin and Rue Vincennes was once an automobile shop.

Staten told the commission that the space will likely be demolished and something else will be rebuilt in its place. With the Uptown area, Staten said, they tried to meet multiple needs, from new housing to mixed-use spaces, like Mickey’s.

Engineering and sizing associated with the site and other aspects are going to be evaluated before the city makes a decision on what will fill the space, Staten said.

“Uptown has such a unique and really cool vibe and it’s important to us that Uptown continues to build in its own way and that we don’t copy other neighborhoods,” he said.

Commissioner Jason Applegate said this was another public investment opportunity, with private investment to follow.

“I’ve been in New Albany most of my life, Vincennes is a different street than it was many years ago,” Applegate said.

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NB Legion accepting applications for Honoring Our Veterans Program https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/nb-legion-accepting-applications-for-honoring-our-veterans-program/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 20:05:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/nb-legion-accepting-applications-for-honoring-our-veterans-program/ The Legion said banners for this year’s program will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Application forms are available at plugged. “There is room to post 50 veterans only,” Clark said, adding that applications will be accepted for the program from March 1 through August 31. The cost to sponsor a banner is $250 […]]]>

The Legion said banners for this year’s program will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Application forms are available at plugged.

“There is room to post 50 veterans only,” Clark said, adding that applications will be accepted for the program from March 1 through August 31.

The cost to sponsor a banner is $250 each for a five-year membership.

The banners will hang for a month, from mid-October to mid-November, along 100th Street, 11th to 13th Avenue.

The Legion’s only request to the city is permission to proceed with the project and help with hanging the banners.

Council approved the request for the banner program and for City Operations to hang and remove banners from streetlights as required.

Mayor David Gillan said Legion Branch #70 will be responsible for obtaining the necessary approvals and covering all costs associated with hanging the banners.

The city is “more than happy to put up the banners. It’s a wonderful program,” said city parks and recreation director Cheryl DeNeire.

She noted that there may be a need to discuss expanding the banner program in the future, as it can take the city 20-40 minutes to hang a banner, using the city’s bucket truck.

“As long as we can do it to accommodate them, we can do it,” DeNeire said.

Com. Kelli Hawtin suggested hanging the banners at the same time as the city’s Christmas decorations are put up on the lampposts, to be more effective.

“It might not be that long to think about 20 minutes of a banner if we do it at the same time as the Christmas decorations,” she said.

Com. Greg Lightfoot offered to see if other organizations could help install the banners in the future, as an option if it takes too long for the city.

He added that the veterans banners are “a great program.”

“I really support it. I would like to see as many banners as possible,” Lightfoot said.

Angela.Brown@pattisonmedia.com

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