April Mission Reports
Mission Reports for Greenville, Spartanburg, and Tri-County
We hosted a Veteran Coffee Meet-up on March 14 and April 11 at Grateful Brew from 8-9 a.m. We will continue to hold these events on the second Thursday of every month. No RSVP will be required. We hope to see you there!
Aspen Dental provided free dental care, including cleanings, fillings, and extractions, to veterans from their MouthMobile, which was be parked in our Greenville office’s parking lot (in Caledon Court), on March 19. There were 33 veterans who made an appointment to receive free dental care.
We held our A Hero’s 5K event, hosted by North Greenville University and PRISMA Heath, on March 23. Over 500 people registered. Look out for a blog post about the event and register at this link to participate in next year’s.
The VALOR legal clinic we hosted on April 5 was a success. There were 28 veterans, who came with their spouses and participated, receiving legal counsel of some form.
Then, on Friday, April 5, we hosted a Turkish Dinner, which was a cultural affair at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church., from 6:30-8:30 p.m., for Upstate veterans and their families. About 70 people, both children and adults, were in attendance, and every veteran who attended received a prize, which was donated from local businesses. Stay tuned for a blog post about this dinner with pictures from the event.
We will be participating in Greenville Armed Forces Day Parade on May 18, and there’s still time to donate! Follow this link to do so now. Your contribution will go toward the success of the event for all of the contributing businesses and organizations, including but not limited to Fellow Countrymen, United States Marine Corps Historical Company, Marine Corps League #1105, Vietnam Veterans of America #523, American Legion Post 214, Veterans Ascend, John and Sandy Thompson, Greenville County Schools, Lindsey Graham’s Sr Advisor Representative, William Timmon’s Sr Advisor Representative, SC Army National Guard Greenville, Blue Star Mothers, American Legion Post #3, U.S. Navy Reserve Greenville. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
We attended the Spartanburg County Foundation’s 2019 Annual Meeting from 6-9 p.m., on March 26. There was a full room as the Spartanburg County Foundation brought people together in the Spartanburg Marriott to look at what they have accomplished in the past year.
In addition to going to the annual meeting, our organization participated in Edge4Vets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GSP International Airport. This workshop was held to give veterans (and National Guard) and their spouses what business leaders say they need most before, during, and after their transition: support to translate military strengths into tools for civilian success. Look out for a blog post about this workshop.
We had a UWS team and participated in the Clemson Campus Out of Darkness Walk on March 2.
We participated in the Walk for Vets in partnership with the Clemson Student Veterans Association on April 6th. This event was meant to honor the Clemson veterans who lose their lives in service to the nation. The proceeds will go to benefit the Clemson Veterans Scholarship Endowment. More details about the upcoming event can be found at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22262/walk-for-veterans
Additionally, we assisted an elderly veteran, Martin, in enrolling in VA services, starting the process of filing a claim, and adding a ramp to his home. Martin retired from the Army after serving 20 years of active service. Tri-County is looking forward to assisting Martin moving forward with several benefits and programs.