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  • Connecting veterans with resources, community, success
  • Connecting veterans with resources, community, success
  • Connecting veterans with resources, community, success
  • Connecting veterans with resources, community, success

Charlotte Bridge Home

Trees Charlotte Tree-Planting Event
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Start:  February 22, 2014 8:30 am
End: February 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Location: MLK Middle School
Address: 500 Bilmark Avenue
Charlotte, 28213
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Organizer: Heike Biller


TreesCharlotte is partnering with the District Rotary to plant over 400  trees on the MLK Middle School campus.

Tree planting events are held rain or shine. A modest rainfall actually provides ideal planting conditions.  For this event, the minimum age requirement for volunteers is 12.  Ages 12 to 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for this event has closed.


WOW! CBH is honored.....
Rick Price, Paul Passaro, Sharon Peterson, Monicke Boggess & Janice Lemieux

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, Charlotte Bridge Home was pleased to be one of the beneficiaries of the fundraising efforts of the Wells Fargo Charlotte HR Service Center, Leave, Disability and Accommodations Management (LDAM) and Development, Analytics and Communications (DAC) teams. 

Through the Wells Fargo Community Support and United Way Campaign, team members come together to make a positive impact in those communities where they live and work.  As part of the 2013 Campaign, the teams held a "Snack Shack" during the entire month, a bake sale on September 10th, as well as a rummage sale and basket raffle on September 27th. 

Their generous donation will make a difference in the lives of military members transitioning into civilian life here in Charlotte. 

Organization Helps Vets Transition After War
Making a difference.....
201309 WF Baskets

During the week of Sept 23, an unexpected arrival of 20 Welcome Boxes came in from the Wells Fargo Internal Communications Team. Already, these boxes have been delivered to veterans and families who have transitioned from homelessness to apartments during the month of September. The excitement from both the recipients of this goodwill and Veterans Administration HUD-VASH staff was overwhelming.

Thank you, Wells Fargo!

VA houses 100 homeless vets in 100 days

VA houses 100 homeless vets in 100 days

Athlete, Soldier, Husband, Father, Volunteer

We are thrilled that Blake Bourne has joined the Charlotte Bridge Home team as the new Director of Community Initiatives.

Blake Bourne
A former Army Infantry officer, Blake developed a passion for the military during his six years on active duty and for veterans' issues as he transitioned to Charlotte in 2012. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Blake previously worked on Capitol Hill for a Pennsylvania congressman.

Blake comes to CBH having served as a Fellow with "The Mission Continues" at Hands On Charlotte. His background and experience have prepared him well to focus on increasing employment opportunities for our veterans and for building a collaborative team of resources that serve veterans in the community.
Contract Awarded for new VA Health Care Center in Charlotte

Contract Awarded for new VA Health Care Center in Charlotte N.C.

DURHAM, N.C. - The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a contract to Childress Klein-Cambridge Healthcare Solutions, LLC to design, build and provide facility management for a VA Health Care Center in Charlotte.

The 295,000 net usable square feet Health Care Center will be located on approximately 35 acres of land at the intersection of Tyvola Road and Cascade Pointe Blvd, near the Tyvola Road/Billy Graham Parkway interchange. This location provides easy access from major thoroughfares, which was an important consideration in the VA's selection of the site.

The Center is being constructed to meet the projected growth of the veteran population in the Charlotte area. Construction is expected to start in early 2014 and be completed by February 2016 with the Center slated to begin seeing patients summer 2016. The Charlotte Health Care Center will be one of two operated by the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. The second Health Care Center will open in Kernersville about the same time.

According to Daniel F. Hoffmann, VA's Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network director, when compared to the nation as a whole, the Mid-Atlantic region has seen the highest and most consistent rate of growth of Veterans over the last 10 years. Responding to this growth and preparing for the future, the network has grown from 10 to 37 operational sites of care.

"This new facility will enhance access to care for thousands of Veterans living in and around Charlotte," Hoffmann said. "The Health Care Center is being designed to be patient centric. It will be equipped with the finest diagnostic and treatment capabilities available and will provide primary and mental health care as well as many specialty clinics.

As developer of the Charlotte project, Childress Klein Properties of Charlotte, NC and Cambridge Development Group (a subsidiary of Cambridge Holdings LLC) of Washington, D.C. partnered to form Childress Klein Cambridge Healthcare Solutions, LLC. The Childress Klein Cambridge team combined its development expertise with their financial partner, Halle Enterprises of Washington DC, to provide a comprehensive solution for the

Charlotte-based architecture firm, RPA Design, is the architect-of-record working for Childress Klein Cambridge. Also working for the developer is General Contractor J.E. Dunn Construction Company's Charlotte office. The Health Care Center is being designed with energy efficiency and environmental sustainability to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U. S. Green Building Council.

Valued at over $150 million upon completion, the project represents a major investment and job creator for Charlotte. Upon possession, VA will pay an annual rent of $11.3 million for the 20 year contract.
The Life of a Patriot

The Life of a Patriot: Born to Serve, Sara Milbourne Helps Veterans Transition Home

By Allison Futterman
Photos by Laurie Martin

TCW Sara Milbourne July 2013 Page 1Sara Milbourne is a wife, mother, social worker and a patriot. 

Yes, patriot.  Milbourne has served not one but two terms of service.  She enlisted in the Army in 1998, right after her 20th birthday, and again in 2010, as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard, in which she is a current member.  Her military background includes time spent in Korea and Fort Bragg, in eastern North Carolina.

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