CONTACT: Emily Smith, Executive Director, Warrior Resource Center 970-765-2210
Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get your tickets for the David Berkeley benefit concert at Turn of the Century (117 NW Fourth Street) on May 9! This gifted singer and songwriter has released four studio albums and a live album, and is known for his poetic, introspective style. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Warrior Resource Center at 11 South Park Avenue, online at www.WelcomeHomeMontrose.org/tickets and at the door the night of the show. Proceeds from this special evening of music will support the journey of 30 wounded warriors during Welcome Home Montrose’s No Barriers week, June 11-17. Opening the show for David are local musicians Paul Chamberlain and Stephen Felberg.
A huge thank you to visiting martial arts Grandmaster In W. Kim (W. Kim’s Academy), who came from Valrico, Florida to Montrose teach a group of Great Martials from all over the state of Colorado at Snow Shadow Gymnastics on April 20; Kim has generously contributed financial support for two warriors during No Barriers Week.
We are very pleased that the City of Delta has expressed interest in joining the Welcome Home Montrose initiative. We have met with the board of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, and look forward to furthering our discussions with a larger, more formal presentation to the community.
Welcome Home Founder Melanie Kline continues to be awed by the outpouring of support and appreciation that this organization has received from veterans, civilians and communities across the United States. One such letter referenced the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF), a national non-profit that gifts REO and bank-owned properties to wounded warriors. This group has a house in Norwood that could become the perfect home for one of our veterans… http://militarywarriors.org/node/582. Melanie has also received a call from the USS Montrose Foundation http://ussmontrose.com/, a group of several hundred seamen who served on this ship between 1944 and 1970—a time period that encompassed three wars. This organization heard about WHM, and they have launched “Operation Montrose” to help us help veterans!
Finally, we have a Top Secret project underway at the Warrior Resource Center…and we need crafters who are willing to help! Use the code words “Let Freedom Ring” when you call.
The Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans, locally known as Welcome Home Montrose, is a grassroots community initiative inspired by the determination and courage of Corporal Todd Love, his father Gary Love, and USMC Sergeant (Retired) Jared Bolhuis. Our goal is to make Montrose Colorado a “no barriers” city and invite America’s wounded troops to live in this community where they can have the opportunity to thrive. Programs established to date include the Warrior Resource Center at Park Avenue and Main Street, the Dream Job Program, and Business Window Sticker Program. Please contact us to learn how you can contribute! Our corporate office is located in Timberline Bank (1561 Oxbow Dr.), and can be reached at 970-765-2210.Welcome Home Montrose is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and runs entirely on donations of all kinds at the Resource Center and on the website, www.WelcomeHomeMontrose.org.