22nd Heartland Film Festival benefits HVAFSeptember 26, 2013
Poor health and circumstances leads homeless veteran to relief and hope at HVAFSeptember 26, 2013
HVAF, along with the REST program, held its 9th annual Recovery Day on September 14th. Recovery Day is a day to celebrate HVAF veterans who are overcoming addictions and to bring the issue of addiction into the spotlight.
The event featured guest speakers Marti MacGibbon and Charles White, as well as food provided by Church 52.
Marti delivered a great speech about overcoming fear and about the encouragement she received from veterans who helped her work through her fears.
Charles White, 60, a former HVAF client and Army veteran,shared his story of strength and hope. Charles was involved in the REST program and had a wake-up call after spending 15 days in prison after missing child support payments. He came back with a determined outlook and was so thankful for the support he received from HVAF. Over 80 veterans attended, making this year another great success.
“The two speakers were excellent and provided hope and inspiration for all of us,” says Anthony S., a 49-year-old Army veteran.