|Loading supplies for veteran's homes!|
Dan and I traveled to one site to talk with Mark, a 3 ID Army veteran from 1993-1996. With a family of six, they were identified by the West Michigan Veteran’s Assistance Program as a veteran family who could use some help. Mark was affable, disabled and so appreciative of the volunteers running around his house. Outside, inside there were 50 or more and they were putting on new doors, building new decks, new door knobs, two bathrooms had new toilets and flooring, the kitchen had new flooring and cabinet hardware. Worn electrical outlets were replaced, landscaping added and flowers to show the pride of all involved! Top it off with repairing swing sets in the park across the street!
|MilAve_Col_K speaking with Volunteers and W Michigan Veteran's Assistance Program leadership|
We spoke to some of the leaders of the West Michigan Veteran’s Assistance Program – Kay, Lloyd, Judy and others were there too. Jerry, a Veteran Affairs social worker from Grand Rapids provides health care for veterans with an office of 5 as an outreach of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Resources available include a teaching kitchen, clothing locker, food pantry through Goodwill. Jerry praised the Veteran’s Assistance Program for donating every dollar it earns back to veteran causes and needs like today’s efforts. Quite a program with zero overhead!
|Celebration of Service|
|Everyone got into orange!|