We sponsor various events and fundraisers throughout the year to support the recovery and rehabilitation programs for our veterans.
Concert May 22nd to Benefit The Veterans' Place
Cameo Baroque presents its spring concert on Sunday afternoon, May 22 at 3pm in the historic sanctuary of Christ Church in downtown Montpelier. The ensemble (Leslie Stroud, traverso flute; Laurie Rabut, viol da gamba, Beth Hilgartner, recorders and voice; and Ernie Drown, harpsichord) will perform arias and sonatas composed by J. S. Bach.
Cameo Baroque, which specializes in historically informed musical performances of the Baroque period, always performs for the benefit of community organizations. At the Montpelier concert, 100% of all donations will go to The Veteran’s Place.
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2022 Sleep-out for homelessness
Thank you to everyone for making this year's event a success!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NEXT YEAR'S SLEEP-OUT: MARCH 17&18, 2023
The Veterans’ Place, Inc., with the help of Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement, hosted its inaugural “Sleep-Out for Homelessness” encampment on the Crescent across from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The event was intended to raise awareness of Veteran homelessness, and all proceeds raised by donations directly benefit The Veterans’ Place. As an added service component, items such as socks, hats, gloves and scarves were collected prior to the event and put in angel bags to be delivered to the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, which provides shelter and services to persons experiencing homelessness.
Almost 30 people volunteered to sleep out in tents overnight, among them, Norwich students (cadets and civilians), community members, six members of Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 26-1, two Veterans' Place residents, and one former resident.
Friday night's program included a talk by Montpelier Police Officer Victor Hinojosa and a campfire at the Shaw Outdoor Center with beef stew and veggie chili prepared by our own Chef Pete. Local guitarist Mike Macijeski provided some ambient music during the meal, which was followed by a sharing of personal experiences of homelessness by Veterans.
Saturday morning's program featured decorated army combat veteran Morgana Isenberg, a Veteran Outreach Program Specialist from the Vet Center in White River Junction. Isenberg shared a few of her own experiences, including a period of homeless-ness, and talked about the services she provides. In addition, Isenberg's mobile Vet Center was parked at the Crescent and available for people to check out.
The Veterans' Place wishes to acknowledge the contributions of NU's Center for Civic Engagement, Tops Markets, AL Post #1819, Darn Tough Socks, The NU Knit and Crochet Club, and Bob Weggler and the Norwich University Men's Rugby Team, without whom this event would not have been possible.