Day #84: Give with the Veterans Restoration Quarters in Asheville, NC

Day #84: Give with the Veterans Restoration Quarters in Asheville, NC 1

We spent a couple of hours today at the Veterans Restoration Quarters (another ministry of ABCCM). It is an old Super 8 Hotel that has been converted into a place where United States Veteran men can find hope and empowerment to leave behind homelessness and addictions.

VRQ not only offers meals and a place to sleep for up to two years - they provide case management, counseling, mentoring, a weight room, and job skill education including: gardening, culinary arts, and a truck driving school where men can earn their CDL's.

There are approximately 240 beds in the facility - but there is almost always a waiting list.

We were impressed by VRQ's structured program and their mission to help men with the restoration of every part of their lives, from money management to family relationships.

The VRQ accepts monetary and material donations (they have a current need for personal hygiene items). Volunteers (individuals & groups) also come from all over the East Coast to do service projects.

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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