We will be partnering with Treasure’s Jewelers at Foothills Mall in Maryville, TN to host a jewelry show raising funds for the 2019 Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit! The show is May 18, 2019. If you need to purchase a Mother’s Day gift or graduation gifts, all the jewelry will be discounted at least 50% OFF and diamonds and gemstones will be an additional 20% OFF! A portion of the proceeds go to sponsoring the Women Veterans Summit.
Knoxville Regional Veteran Mental Health Council Co-Chairwoman and Chairwoman Women Veterans Summit Emily Hager is helping pull the summit together in early October and explains the event. Note: Event is being held at Redemption Church not Redemption Church International as listed on the video below.
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In preparation for the Summit, Vet to Vet Tennessee recently trained 17 QPR Suicide Prevention Instructors on August 20, 2018. The summit’s agenda includes training up to 500 QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers.
Vet to Vet Tennessee (Vet to Vet TN (VTVT) received grants from Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee and several individual donors to help VTVT train suicide prevention advocates. The donations allowed VTVT to grant seventeen $500.00 scholarships. Continue reading “VTVT Prepares for Suicide Prevention Training at the Women Veterans Summit”
As the time to head back to school approaches Rio Revolution Church in Maryville Tennessee is giving away free shoes and school supplies to thousands of kids in need; actual attendance was over 8,250 with 670 volunteers. The Rio Revolution Church is a proud member of the Military Chaplains Association of America’s /Military Friendly Congregation and conducted their 14th annual “Helping Hands” program.
“One gentleman who is a grandfather, was leaving the group after I spoke and he turned around and he looked at me and said ‘if it wasn’t for this event these grandchildren would not have shoes because my daughter is in prison’,” said Pastor Pacer Hepperly Rio Revolution. “He said thank you so much for just doing this.” Continue reading “Helping Hands program giving away shoes and school supplies to kids in need”
One goal of the Women Veterans Summit is to bring women veterans from different generations together to celebrate and support each other. As women veterans are the fastest growing group of veterans, we hope to bring the college-aged veterans in to prepare for their futures in the VA. Also, we can all relate to each other in many ways from careers to families. To encourage registration, college students attendance is FREE with presentation of ID on the day of the event. Please still register to be added to the food count.
Original ticket cost is only $20.00. We do currently have an Early Bird Special on sale now for $15.00. Please take advantage of this sale at registration.
Welcome Home Mr. Henry Hunter Jr. from Fountain City, TN! We at Vet to Vet Tennessee had been reached from Lombardy, Italy about a WWII American Airman dog tag found in wooded, mountainous area of Italy. Through our partnerships with the Knox County Mayors Office and one of our Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations Fountain City United Methodist Church, we found Mr. Hunter’s family, and Mr. Hunter was a B-17 pilot that crash landed in the river in Italy during WWII. “He and his crew made a raft using the wing of the craft, and they floated down the river until they met up with Italian partisans who assisted them in returning to American forces.” Such an honor to assist in bringing an artifact home from our soldiers and inform his family within 24 hours!
Registration for the Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit opened July 4th! In honor of opening day, we handed out fliers and beads at the Farragut 4th of July Parade alongside other veterans of the Knox County area. Thank you everyone for the wonderful time and please help us spread the word about the event. Tickets are available under the Registration tab and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/womenvetscommittee/. There are also many avenues to donate and help us celebrate our women veterans!
We pray God’s blessing over you as our nation celebrates Independence Day.
May the grace of God bring peace, love, and hope to our country, your church, and your community.
We pray you have a joyous day with your family and friends.
This past Monday on June 25, 2018 Korean War Veterans from around East Tennessee joined together to enjoy lunch and to honor each other. 68 years have passed since the Korean War, and it is still referred to as the “forgotten war” as it is not often discussed. Knoxville Area Korean Association (KAKA) and Vet to Vet Tennessee partner to honor these veterans for their service and sacrifice. Some veterans were presented with the Ambassador for Peace medal issued from the South Korean government as a token of appreciation for defending their freedoms. Continue reading “14th Annual Korean War Reunion Luncheon”