In the heart of Clallam County in Washington state, there lies a small logging town, just 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Forks, recently made famous by the Twilight series, is a recovering logging town, and hosts a refuge for those that signed their names on a dotted line, ready to go into battle and give their lives for you and for me. Sarge's Place is a home for veterans seeking shelter, and their champion, Cheri, has made it a refuge of comfort and stability. She has changed lives... she has saved lives. And she has guided lives onto the horizon through resources, medical support, workforce training and most importantly... providing dignity and kindness. She tells us her story, and the story of Ken, a veteran that passed away at Sarge's Place, but made an incredible impact while he was there. And still is. This is Cheri and Ken...
Sarge's Place is a home for veterans seeking shelter, and their champion, Cheri, has made it a refuge of comfort and stability. She has changed lives... she has saved lives.
Opening and episode music by artist Azam Ali can be found at https://open.spotify.com/artist/5FjTtbpfWj8SBN3SGjkY0W
Every day in the United States of America, 22 veterans commit suicide. Every night, 40,000 veterans sleep on the streets. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is doing all it can do to combat this growing epidemic. They are a voice to our Congress, a beacon of light to our troops, and a source of pride to our nation as an entity that seeks to care for those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
You can visit the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans at https://nchv.org
There you can scroll to find your own area or state, look through a list, and find a shelter for veterans near you that surely could use your support. That is exactly how I found Sarge's Place, and that is what this episode is about.
Visit Sarge's Place on Facebook, and check out the amazing work Cheri and her team is doing. Give them a call at 360-374-5252.
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