As a Veteran who has met Julie and seen first hand how hard she and her team work to help Vets, I truly believe this has to be the best group of people out there. My wife and I were in a very bad spot when we met, but with Julie and the teams help we are now doing OK. At one time we had nothing now we have a bed that helps not only me sleep but my wife also, I now have jeans to wear, bedding that was picked with the colors my wife and I like. It’s not just all this, she is a lady who will sit and listen to what you have to say. She will talk to you not about you, I never heard her say we should have done things some other way, or we should have planed for what was coming. There is just so much she and the team did for us that we are so thankful for. When we go to bed at night trust me, the Veteran Support Alliance team and all who help them are in our prayers. We have nothing but respect for all of them. Thanks to all who cared enough to help. Jerry & Debbie
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Imagine was so fortunate to support Bill with his moving into his new home. Bill had been through more than anyone should ever go through in a lifetime. He had been living on the street for a few years, he had no place to lay his head at night, he was not sure what each day would bring. He finally met the right person to help. We were then contacted to help with a bed and everything needed to get started. Thanks to our incredible supporters, we had a bed delivered and sent a move-in kit and grocery gift card to help get him started. We are so very happy he now has his own pillow and bed to sleep warm and safely each night.
Brian was having a hard time due to challenges with his back. As we continue to learn, so many of our Veterans struggle with so many things that many of us take for granted. This was the case with Brian. He needed a cane to help support his walking due to his back, yet he did not have the funds to obtain one. (yes, unfortunately, this is reality for so many of our Heroes). As soon as we learned of Brian’s need, we had a cane delivered within the week. Once he received it, he finally had the confidence to walk outside after being in his house for over two weeks. We are so fortunate to help so many of our Veterans!
The Imagine Project is so grateful to the Student Council at Immaculate Conception School in Marlborough for their incredible support of our Veterans! We were so happy to meet with them and share stories of our work and how they can make a difference in the lives of our Veterans! The students at IC raised $385.00 from “Dress Down Days” where they raise money for a local charity by dressing out of uniforms on special days. The funds from the Student Council went directly to Vielka and her children who moved into their own home!
The Advanced Math & Science Academy girls middle school basketball team joined us Friday to host our 2nd February dinner. Our Heroes were served pizza, a beverage cart wheeled refreshments through the dining hall and made to order ice cream sundaes with homemade cookies topped off their dinner. A huge thank you to the team and coach Jenna for making this night special for our Heroes. “It’s so nice to see the kids here and spend some time with them,” Keith, a Veteran at dinner commented, “They are the reason I served my country, to try and make it better for them.”
The Imagine team was happy to support John with moving into his own home after many years. Thanks to the support from a generous donor who provided his move-in kit, John was delivered everything he needed to make his house a home. We also provided John a new bed which he very much enjoys. Congratulations John, we are delighted to support a Hero in our hometown!