Join Tonia in support of ABCCM Veterans' Restoration Quarters Campaign
Being a volunteer/friend of the Veterans’ Restoration Quarters (VRQ) is a joy as I am a small part of helping transform the lives of homeless veterans. I have seen the smiles on their faces when they have come through the food-serving lines and I’ve heard their thanks for helping provide a safe place and hot food.
There have been men I have seen in the first week that look under-nourished, badly shaven, and are clearly physically ill. They don’t look me in the eye and all I can hear are mumbles from under their breath. The following month, I’ve been greeted as a friend by someone I didn’t recognize. He looked me straight in the eye and thanked me for giving an hour or two of my time. Then the realization hits. This is the same man that I saw a few weeks earlier! This is the type of difference the VRQ makes in these veterans’ lives.
The roof has deteriorated past repair. It is critical to the life-safety of these heroes that it be replaced. I am going to help with my own gift and I hope you will you join me in a personal commitment to raise $1,000. Their total goal is only $25,000 and I hope you will join me in putting a roof over the heads of our veterans.
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) creates opportunities for volunteers to work together to help meet the critical needs of their neighbors. ABCCM is a coalition of area congregations that respond to emergency assistance needs in Asheville and Buncombe County for families in poverty, those incarcerated, the homeless and the uninsured.