NOW HEAR THIS:
WHO: Any and all Veterans
WHAT: Veterans’ Free Lunch – (LASAGNA)
WHEN: Wed 12/20/2023 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Hobbs House 200 High Street, Hampton, NH 03842 (http://www.hamptoncommunitycoalition.org/)
WHY: This is a monthly offering (third Wednesday of the month) to honor our Veterans.
This is one simple and easy way to meet and greet some new and old Brothers and Sisters. I know that I’ll be there; come on down and say hello.
-Rich P., Corporal
United States Marine Corps
And damned proud of it.”
The above announcement is provided by Marine Rich Pettengill and it is a good example of what our area provides to Veterans. For a further explanation of what this luncheon entails, please see below:
“Outreach beyond our walls
Building Bridges Veterans Initiative
As part of the Building Bridges Veterans initiative (https://buildingbridgesveterans.org/), we provide a comfortable, respectful, and non-judgmental space for veterans to gather for lunch, conversation, support and friendship.
American veterans are a critically under-served and tragically marginalized population that we, at Trinity (https://trinityhampton.org/ministries/), feel called to embrace. The high rate of suicide, the rampant problem of veteran homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, and the epidemic isolation that veterans face are all areas that we need to address within our community and across the country!
We’ll begin with getting comfortable getting together on the third Wednesday of each month for Lunch at Hobbs House once a month. We’d like to hear what the needs of our hometown vets are and then begin to find ways to address them. If all they want is another place to socialize over lunch, that’s fine too. Let’s take this journey together!
This is a community project. If you would like to get involved, let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 603-926-5688.”
The 20 Dec luncheon is the last one of the year at Hobbs House, but they will resume in the Spring. Follow the Building Bridges Events Calendar to find out when the luncheons return to Hobbs House: https://buildingbridgesveterans.org/events/.
Enjoy this free offering and the opportunity to speak with fellow veterans. Also have a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season. See you next year!
Seacoast Detachment # 394
Marine Corps League