To Our Veterans, Thank You

On Veterans Day we want to express our deepest gratitude to all the men and women who have served our great nation –  may God bless you for the sacrifices you have made in order to protect our freedoms.

While we believe it is important to support our veterans with our words of thanks and encouragement, we also strive to support them with our actions.

The Salvation Army has a long history of caring for our service members, going all the way back to the days of WWI with our famous doughnut lassies.  Today we offer a range of veterans programs and services across the country that are unique to each local community they’re found in.

Today I want to specifically highlight one found in Ann Arbor, Michigan called The Salvation Army Veterans Haven of Hope House, or Hope House for short.

Since it opened in 2004, Hope House has helped more than 70 homeless veterans find permanent housing, get a job, or enroll in school.

Director Jennifer Brown describes her responsibility as helping veterans create and meet short and long term goals for themselves. Some requirements such as contributing to work around the house helps nurture productivity and confidence in the residents. Additional support, such as mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and various groups are available to those who need them.

For those who honorably served, this program is just one of many ways The Salvation Army hopes to serve them.

Happy Veterans Day.