News from The Veteran Homestead Inc.
Over these last few (and busy) months, I have been constantly reminded about how extremely honored I am to know and work with all of you who support the Veteran Homestead. We have been so lucky over the years to be able to build relationships with some amazing volunteers and funders, with whom we have also been able to create some incredible memories with as well. So thank you for being involved with us! Thank you, each and ever one of you, for supporting our organization, but more importantly, forcaring about our veterans.
Veteran Homestead Inc.
Quarterly Success Story: Skip
Resident Connects with Daughter after 23 years
For Gulf War era Veteran, Skip, life has brought its fair share of trials and tribulations. However, none of them seemed to be as difficult as losing touch with his daughter, Danielle, after his activation by the National Guard in the early 1990’s.
For years, Skip thought about his daughter, and attemptied to find her, always hoping that one day he would be able to see her again.
Thankfully, through the use of the social networking site “Facebook,” this wish became a reality. After 23 years of silence, Skip and Danielle were able to meet once again on Memorial Day Weekend of this year.
That day, as Skip recalls, they sat on the porch and talked for two to three hours, and have been in touch ever since. They will even be attending a funeral together to celebrate the life of Skips grandmother, at which time Danielle will be able to meet the rest of her family.
Skip has been a resident of our program, Armistice Homestead, for almost three years, and at the beginning of July he will be completing the program, and moving into his own apartment. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey and hope that he and Danielle will be able to share many years together.