The Veterans Bridge Home slogan is, "a stronger community, one Veteran at a time." We say this because we know that Veterans and their families make great neighbors, employees, and citizens.
This Tuesday WTVI, the Charlotte-based PBS station, aired a segment on exactly how we serve the Veterans and families in our community.
Speaking at a lunch benefit for the military nonprofit Charlotte Bridge Home Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers head coach explained his aptly-timed answer: While his father served in the U.S. Army for over three decades, and his mother often had to assume the role of both parents - no easy task for a family of four boys. "Mom had a real good back hand," Rivera joked.
"For the military spouses out there, you know that when your loved one has to go overseas like my father did on several occasions, that other (parent) is in charge," said Rivera, who grew up on an Army base in California.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - On a rainy first of March, Marty Johnson is welcoming guests into his new home. They've brought a welcome kit with all the necessities of home: new dishes, towels, cleaning supplies and lots of other items.
CHARLOTTE- (October 6, 2018)- Veterans Bridge Home celebrated seven years of integrating Veterans and military families into our community at the inaugural Star Spangled Gala on Saturday, October 6 from 7:00-9:30p.m. at the Ballantyne Hotel.
Retired U.S. Navy Admiral, William McRaven spoke to the 370 guests about his service and the lessons learned during a career spent with the Navy SEALs and in the special operations community.
Among the evening's guests were 25 generals and admirals from across the country, including former Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General James Amos, retired.
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.
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 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.
Mike Garcia, the president of pulp and paper at Fort Mill-based Domtar Corp., likes to hire veterans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans Bridge Home Executive Director Blake Bourne and Retired U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Rodney Thompson join Good Day Charlotte to talk about how the organization has helped Thompson and can get results for other veterans.