For two years, Marine Corps veteran Bruce has called HVAF’s Permanent Supportive Housing his home. He lives at Veterans Villa, where his case manager has helped him get a new ID and veteran benefits.
“They’re a big help to me,” Bruce said.
His case manager, April, says Bruce is a pillar at Veterans Villa. He starts his day making coffee in the community room, followed by organizing the food pantry, sorting the mail, and jumping in to help wherever needed.
“Bruce is dependable and resourceful. He serves his fellow warriors with pride and with love, with a watchful eye,” April said. “Bruce is our hero, and we would not be able to serve our residents with the care we do without his vigilant care.”
A fun fact about Bruce is that he is an artist! He says creating art and serving in the military run in his family. He grew up at his local VFW post because his mom worked there, and he heard lots of WWI and WWII stories. Bruce enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1975, and served for five years.
As a way to honor his fellow veterans, he has spent the last 1.5 years creating a beautiful mural. It hangs in Veterans Villa’s community room for all to see. It features the Battle of Iwo Jima, as well as the late Colin Powell.
“This is dedicated to all of the veterans and heroes.”
You can ensure veterans, like Bruce, can have a safe place to call home through our permanent housing by donating to HVAF today: