May 6th @ 7:08 am in News by Scott Staley

Welcome Home Montrose Empowering Sticker

Cat and Rick Fellabaum

We are so proud to announce that this past week, Welcome Home Montrose and the Warrior Resource Center held an Eagle Cane ceremony that included and honored our first two female Eagle Head Cane recipients. Eva Carver, who served her country during World War II, received her cane, and Cat Fellabaum, who joined the Air Force during the Vietnam years with her high school sweetheart, received hers as well—along with husband Rick Fellabaum. We are proud to honor all of our veterans, and deeply thankful for their service.

We are also very grateful this week, both to the generous volunteers at Share Fest who obtained a donation of new cabinets, brought them in and installed them at the Warrior Resource Center, and to Eric Goff and BrightLeaf Power, for bringing us storage lockers. Thank you!!!

Have a heart for veterans? Wear it on your sleeve! Come and buy your Welcome Home Montrose/Warrior Resource Center T-shirts today! Sizes small through extra-large are $20, Size extra-extra-large is $22.

Mark your calendars for the Memorial Rifle Match June 1, and the Black Canyon Car Show June 7 and 8—all proceeds will benefit Welcome Home Montrose.

Finally, don’t forget to get your tickets for the David Berkeley concert at Turn of the Century (117 North Fourth Street) on May 9! This is our first-ever fundraiser, and we are excited to bring this wonderful singer and songwriter to town for the benefit of our wounded veterans. Come out, join your friends old and new, and celebrate with us! Tickets are available at the Warrior Resource Center (11 South Park Ave), and online at www.welcomehomemontrose.org. 

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.

Eva Carver