Red Cross supports veterans’ group annual meeting in Belmont

The Red Cross was recently asked to prepare food for the National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS) Annual Meeting.

Volunteers served sandwiches for veterans and their families at the Belmont Disabled American Veterans Center.

Some members of the NABVETS are also volunteers with the Red Cross Disaster Action Team. Dennis Wilson and James Irby recognized Sharon Hudalla as one of their team members and said they were very pleased to be a part of the Red Cross.

Dennis Wilson and James Irby recognized Sharon Hudalla as one of their team members on the Red Cross DAT.

Foothills Stand Down serves homeless veterans

Foothills Standdown
Veteran organizations, medical personnel, social service representatives and community leaders from the Hickory area hosted a “Stand Down” event to provide services for homeless veterans, needy veterans and any other community members in need of help.

The event, on April 20 at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Hickory, drew hundreds of homeless and needy veterans.

The Stand Down provided:
• breakfast and lunch
• healthcare screenings
• dental and vision services
• podiatry
• nutrition and health education
• social services
• mental health/substance abuse services
• clothing
• sleeping bags, toiletries, boots and other military surplus items

Volunteers bring cheer to vets in hospital over the holidays

Just a few days before Christmas, Red Cross volunteers from distributed 155 stockings and goodie bags to veterans in nursing homes in Anson, Stanly and Union counties. 

American Legion Post #27 Ladies Auxiliary partnered with the Red Cross by donating items for the stockings/bags and made delivery to 35 veterans in Union County. 

Volunteers from the Ladies Auxiliary and Red Cross (from left) Spicy Wright, Troyanna Helms and Sylvia Roldan prepare to deliver stockings to veterans in the hospital.