Veterans Bridge Home links former military to Charlotte community with jobs, activities, housing

Veterans Bridge Home links former military to Charlotte community with jobs, activities, housing

Blake Bourne felt disconnected after he was discharged as a U.S. Army infantry officer from Fort Bragg in 2012. He had plenty of duties as a stay-at-home dad when the family moved to Charlotte for his wife to take a pharmacist job at what is now Atrium Health.

Rivera supports Veterans Bridge Home

CHARLOTTE - One of the NFL's strongest supporters of the military, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera appeared at the Veterans Bridges Home Lunch and Lead on Friday.

"I was very humbled by some of the stories I heard today," said Rivera, who's father served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, "and some of the men and women I got to meet."

Charlotte Recruitment Firm Throws a Party For Patriots

Charlotte Recruitment Firm Throws a Party For Patriots

CHARLOTTE NC – 07-24-2018 (Press Release Jet) — Search Solution Group’s Party For Patriots concluded this week with the delivery of a very “large check” to Veterans Bridge Home in Charlotte NC. Search Solution Group, along with other Charlotte organizations such as Eat Work Play, Beasley Media Group, Rooftop 210, and Alive After Five worked together to raise money for local Charlotte veterans.

How Domtar is taking the lead on hiring, training veterans

How Domtar is taking the lead on hiring, training veterans

Mike Garcia, the president of pulp and paper at Fort Mill-based Domtar Corp., likes to hire veterans.

PTSD awareness month — an average of 20 veterans per day commit suicide

PTSD awareness month — an average of 20 veterans per day commit suicide

In the wake of the suicides of celebrity designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain nearly two weeks ago, there was an outpouring of news stories, tweets and hashtags regarding suicide awareness. Most often, the crux of these messages was to encourage those with suicidal thoughts to seek help, and included the sharing of information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and website.

Veteran mom gets 'recycled ride' to get back on the road

Veteran mom gets 'recycled ride' to get back on the road

When Melody Mganga's car broke down, she couldn't afford to buy another one. However, without a vehicle, she couldn't make it to interviews for a full-time job in order to earn money for a new ride.

Ron Rivera named Salute to Service finalist

Ron Rivera named Salute to Service finalist

Head coach Ron Rivera is one of three finalists for the seventh annual Salute to Service presented by USAA.

The winner will be announced during NFL Honors, a two-hour awards special to air on NBC on February 3 at 9 p.m., the eve of Super Bowl LII. Falcons wide receiver Andre Roberts and former Titans head coach Mike Mularkey are the other finalists.

Hoops for Heroes tournament connects veterans with job opportunities

Hoops for Heroes tournament connects veterans with job opportunities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Hornets had the night off, but their homecourt, the Spectrum Center, hosted military veterans for a friendly 5-on-5 basketball tournament.

The Hoops for Heroes event helps veterans get much-needed help as they transition to civilian life.