Veterans Opportunities & Programs

Don Timmons,

Community Engagement Manager

[email protected]

Direct:  336 403-1964

September 18, 2023

 EMERGENCY Veteran Crisis line:  988  Press 1

If you, or a Veteran you know needs support of any kind, leave our Care Coordination Team a message at 855-425-8838 and you will receive a return call within 48-72 hours. Veterans Bridge Home is a proud member of the NCServes network of providers serving Veterans, service members, and their families with tailored, coordinated care across the Carolinas.

Veteran Crisis line:  988  Press 1


Thanks to all who support our mission to serve Veterans & their families!

See information below about upcoming Veteran support events.  Please share this information with other Veterans and Veteran support organizations.

Join us if you can and bring another Veteran and/or family member with you.

Don Timmons


Cary, NC. Veterans Coffee event, Tuesday morning:  September 19, beginning at 8:30 am – 10:00

am.  Presented by Veterans Bridge Home.  Hosted by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 5707 Dillard Dr.  These Veteran Coffee events will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month, September 19. Panera Bread Co. coffee and bagels will be provided. Our speaker will be Andrea Allard from the Department of NC Military and Veterans. Join us for Camaraderie, Resource information and a little fun.  If you know of an organization that would like to help sponsor this event, please have them contact me:  [email protected]    Bring a Veteran or family member with you.  You do not have to register to attend this event.


Greensboro, NC:  Veterans Coffee event.  Thursday morning, September 21, beginning at 8:30 am.  Presented by Veterans Bridge Home.  Golden Corral, 4404 Landview Dr.  These Veteran Coffees will be held on the 3rd Thursday of every other month. September 21 & November 16. Thanks to the Golden Corral and our sponsors, the breakfast bar and a beverage will be free to our attendees.  If you know of an organization that would like to help sponsor this event, please have them contact me. [email protected]     Bring another Veteran or family member with you. You do not have to register to attend this event.


Hendrick Motorsports Thursday, September 28, beginning at 9:00 am.  Veteran Coffee event presented by Veterans Bridge Home, hosted by Hendrick Motorsports.  Join Veterans and Veteran supporters for Coffee, Donuts, Conversation and Information about benefits you earned while serving our country.  Major General US Army (ret) Chuck Swannack will update us on special activities and opportunities for Veterans at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  There will also be updates on activities for Veterans and their family members.  Bring a Veteran friend or family member with you.  You do not have to register to attend this event.

Hendrick Motorsports – Team Center Building, 4433 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd. Charlotte (just off of Bruton Smith Blvd in Concord)

Stewart Haas Racing – 5001 Haas Way, Kannapolis

Hendrick Motorsports      Thursday, September 28

Stewart Haas Racing       Thursday, October 26

Thanksgiving Holiday       Thursday, November 23, no meeting

Christmas Holiday Week   Thursday, December 28, no meeting


Fayetteville NC:  Veterans Coffee event. Thursday morning, October 12, 2023, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Presented by Veterans Bridge Home, hosted by Gaston Brewing Tap Room (A Veteran owned business), 421 Chicago Dr.  Starbucks Coffee, donuts and/or pastries will be provided.  Bring another Veteran or family member with you.  If you know of an organization that would like to help sponsor this event, please have them contact me:  [email protected]    You do not have to register to attend this event.  We will be shifting the dates for our Fayetteville Veterans Coffee.  The final one for 2023 will be held on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, same time as usual. 

The 2024 schedule will follow soon.


Salisbury, NC, “No One Fights Alone Heroes Walk”. Saturday, September 23, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  City Park Center, 316 Lake Dr. Salisbury.   Information:  Patti Lyerly LCSW, [email protected]

Special Opportunities to help change lives.

  • If you know of a WWII Veteran who would be interested in taking a trip to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and is able to travel with a companion, please let me know.  The Gary Sinise Foundation’s “Soaring Valor” Program is offering these trips at no Charge to the participating WWII Veteran and companion.  [email protected]


Save the Date for other “Veterans Bridge Home” and Community Partner Veteran support events. Join us when you can and bring a Veteran with you.

See Below


  • Burlington, NC: Cedarock Park, Saturday, September 23, Meet at 10:30 , Step off at 11:00 am.  A Veteran’s Hike.  NC Veterans, hike with us at Cedar Rock Park in Burlington, NC. Network with other veterans and local employers who support our veteran community. We will bring a couple of our available Canine Battle Buddies to meet in person. Hosted by “Veterans Bridge Home”. Meet at Oble’s Shelter.  Cedarock Park 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road Burlington NC.  We hope to see you there!   Information:  [email protected]
  • High Point, NC:  NEW Veterans Coffee, 3rd Monday of each month, September 17, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Showplace Furniture Showroom foyer, 211 E Commerce Ave.  Coffee provided by “A Special Blend”.  All Veterans are invited to join the Heroes Center team for a morning of refreshments, camaraderie and information about benefits you earned while serving our country.  Join us and bring another Veteran or family member with you. You do not have to RSVP for this event, but it is very helpful.

To RSVP or for information:    Patrick Davis:  [email protected]

  • Fayetteville NC.  September 9, beginning at 12:00 pm.  Crown Complex, 1960 Coliseum Drive.  POW – MIA Recognition Event.  A Statewide Event to Honor, Recognize and Remember our Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Military Heroes.  Information:  [email protected]
  • Sanford, NC Sunday, September 24, 1:00 pm. FREE –  Charity Wine Tasting, benefitting Marine Corps Leage, Detachment 1223.  1500 veterans Way, Open to the public.
  • Kernersville, Wednesday, Veterans Coffee.  September 27 at 9:00 am.  The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville, Senior Enrichment Center, 636 Gralin Street Kernersville, NC. Veterans Coffee engagement event. Information:  Debbie at 336-992-3180 ext. 302.  Presentation about Veteran Benefits, VA Benefits Outreach  Diane Kemp.

To RSVP, or for information:  336 992-3180

  • Concord, NC.  Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  FREE All-American “Veteran” Appreciation Picnic.  Honoring our Veterans, Active Duty and their Families.  Special Guest Speaker:  (MG) Doug Carver, US Army Retired.  Bluegrass Band, Best Cobbler Contest and other activities. Wings of Eagles Ranch, 4800 Faith Trails Concord, NC.  Information:  [email protected]
  • Kernersville,  FREE PET VACCINE & MICROCHIP CLINIC – VETERANS ONLY.  Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Kernersville VFW, 618 Edgewood St.   Rabies & Distemper vaccinations, nail trims and Microchips.   Pre-registration is required:  
  • Granite Quarry. Veterans Social and Lunch every Tuesday morning, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 US-52, Granite Quarry, NC 28146.  . There will be speakers and resource information. No need to register.  Lunch $7.00 donation.  Information – [email protected]
  • Mooresville, Richards Coffee Shop and Military Museum.  Monday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Free coffee for Veterans on Thursday.  Music JAM every Saturday morning.  165 N. Main St. Mooresville.  704 663-0488
  • Winston-Salem, VETERANS CUP hosts a weekly VETERANS coffee on the first, third, fourth and fifth Wednesday of each month; from 8:30 am until 10:30 am. The venue for the VETERANS CUP coffee is located at the AMERICAN LEGION POST 55 in Winston Salem; 111 Miller Street.  The coffee is open to all VETERANS, spouses, Surviving Spouses and Veteran Supporters.  There is no need to register.
  • Clemmons, Gulf War Era Veterans, Veterans Coffee.  The 2nd Saturday of each month, beginning at 10:00 am. The Union Hill Baptist Church, 8495 Lasater Rd., Clemmons.  Next Meeting, August 12. Veterans from all eras and family members are welcome to attend and learn valuable information about relevant resources available to them.
  • High Point NC. November 10, 8:00 am.  Veterans Day Celebration. High Point University, Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center.  A Patriotic Salute and FREE breakfast for military heroes.  President Qubein and the entire HPU family warmly invite local Veterans to celebrate their sacrifice and service to our nation.  Hosted by “Superman”, Dean Cain.   Registration REQUIRED
  • Charlotte, NC.  Veterans Coffee event, every 3rd Thursday of the month at Veterans Bridge Home HQ, 5260 Parkway Plaza Blvd., Suite 110.  The monthly Veteran Coffee event is sponsored by AT&T First Net. The coffee is free and the carbs don’t count!  information: [email protected]
  • Sanford, NC, Tuesday, October, date TBD, Veterans Coffee meeting to bring local Veterans together, hosted by Starbucks on Spring Lane and the Sanford Lions Club.  Please share this information with other Veterans, family members and Veteran supporters. Where: Sanford Lions Club, Fairgrounds.  Veterans, join us if you can.
  • Lexington, NC. Veterans 4 Life – Piedmont.  Veterans support information   Founder Dennis Cave   [email protected]   The meeting is at the Davidson County Rescue Squad, 115 W 9th Ave, Lexington, NC
  • Mocksville, Veterans Coffee.  The 1st Thursday of each month.  8:30 – 9:30 am.  At the Davie County Senior Center, 278 Meroney St. Mocksville, NC.  Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.  Information: 336 753-6230
  • Walnut Cove, NC. Coffee For Veterans, Every Thursday morning, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Walnut Cove Public Library.  106 W. 5th St.  Information, 336 406-0713
  • King, NC, 2nd Cup Veterans Breakfast, Every Friday morning beginning at 9:00 am. Hosted by the King Senior Center, 107 White Rd. (lower level) King NC.  Veterans, their family members and partners are welcome.  Information:  336 983-0751
  • Concord, NC: A Vet Together, Every Tuesday morning, 8:30 – 11:00 am, American Legion Post 51, 165 Wilshire Av. SW.  Free Coffee and Conversation.  Sponsored by: Cabarrus Veterans Coalition
  • Burlington, NC: “Vet Connect”, free lunch, 10am, 1st Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral in Burlington, 3108 Garden Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
  • Wake Forest, NC: Veteran outreach events, the 2nd Monday of each month 8:30 to 10am and the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 to 8:00pm. The American Legion Post 8466, 225 E Holding Ave.  Calling all Veterans and /or significant others.  Enjoy sharing time with Veteran brothers and Sisters and gather information about services you earned while serving our country.
  • Statesville, Veterans Coffee, the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 9:00 am.  American Legion Post 65, 2446 Salisbury Hwy, Statesville, NC 28677, 704 872-5098
  • Mooresville, Stand Together Vet to Vet.  Every Monday, 10:00 – 11:00 am.  Offered by Soul to Sole Connection on their private ranch.  Horses stand with you and you connect to fellow Veterans.  More information:  704 237-0644
  • Union County, Veterans Coffee & Breakfast events.  An accredited Veterans Service Officer will be present at each coffee event.
    • First Wednesday of every Month, 9-10:30 am. Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Ctr. 327 S Hayne St. Monroe, NC  Info:  704-828-4657
  • Winston-Salem, Cycling Heals Vets Connect.  The 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9:00 – 11:30 am (Rain or Shine) 815 Salem Lake Rd, Winston-Salem, NC  27107.  Veterans are invited to participate in activities:  Cycling (bicycles and helmets provided), Jogging, Walking, Fishing and Fellowship.  Refreshments provided.  Operation North State also provides other events for disabled Veterans, including fishing trips. [email protected]              Vets Connect:  336 764-5967
  • The Joel Fund Virtual Veterans Coffee And other Programs. The 4th Wednesday of each month. TJF has programs Veterans can participate in, both virtually and in-person.  Visit  website for more information or to register.  Phone:  919 247 9333  See information about the Operation Art program below.  

    We will have in-person classes start up again in Fall Session 1 from August 7th – September 29th (September 18th and 25th make up weeks). Please visit the Operation ART page to see the Summer Session schedule here: or click on a class title below to be sent to the registration page. 


Women Veterans, visit “Center For Women Veterans (CWV) – Veterans Affairs”    You can find information relevant to you and can register for the (CWV) newsletter. Please share this information and website link.    


Veteran Crisis line:  988  Press 1

US Department of Veterans Affairs:  Women Veterans Call Center – 855 829-6636