The executive director of the Military Veterans Resource Center on East Dublin-Granville Road was practically bowled over last week when participants in a leadership development program chose his nonprofit organization to benefit from a service project."I'd never heard of them before they called me," Proper said.
Those who serve our country leave duty labeled as heroes forever, yet face tremendous challenges. On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the U.S. due to combat-related mental and physical health issues and disabilities, weak social networks and drug addiction.
Putting the leadership principles of Next Level Columbus into action, April’s graduating class created the Veterans Impact Project (VIP) to honor, support and empower our community’s veterans.