This site was COMPLETED.

Thanks to all of our volunteers!

There are many men and women who, having served their country in the military, return to life as a civilian and struggle to support themselves. Many end up homeless (or in danger of becoming homeless). We’re especially thankful to have added Welcome Home to our list of 2018 serving sites as they focus on helping our brave veterans return to an independent, self-sustaining life.

Why did we serve here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by serving those non-profit organizations who are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. We are very excited that Welcome Home was one of our 2018 serving sites. This non-profit organization works entirely with homeless military veterans, providing services, resources and transitional housing for these men and women who have served all of us. Veterans who reside at Welcome Home often struggle with physical and/or mental disabilities and need help to stabilize their lives. When we give our time for the benefit of others, especially when they are going through a dark season in life, we send the message that they are valuable.

What got done?

Volunteers worked indoors and outside at this property, then ended their day of serving with a BBQ with the veterans living at both Welcome Home and Patriot Place. Specifically, ForColumbia volunteers:

  • built two raised bed gardens;
  • constructed multiple basement shelving units, and organized a large number of donations for this ministry;
  • deep-cleaned the facility’s commercial kitchen;
  • provided basic groundskeeping work, spreading grass seed/straw on the property behind the facility.