New QPR Gatekeeper Instructor Class scheduled July 24, 2019 in Knoxville TN

Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) announced that enrollment for the July 24, 2019 QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor Class is now open for registration.

The July 24th class will be hosted by the Helen Ross McNabb Military Services Center, 3712 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921 from 0800 to 1500.

VTVT is providing 15 Free $500.00 scholarships for this class.

To review the scholarship requirements and/or to enroll in the July 24th class please click here. At the end of the 8 hour class you will able to save a life! Enroll now.

Effective June 6, 2019 Enhanced VA Options Under the MISSION Act

At VA, Veterans are at the center of everything we do. We are constantly working to make sure you know about the health care and benefits you have earned through your service to our country.

A new law, called the MISSION Act, strengthens VA’s ability to provide you with state-of-the-art care and services through a network of providers and cutting-edge technology. The law makes several enhancements to VA care that begin on June 6, 2019. Click here to find VA Urgent Care Clinics that have been approved by the VA.

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Select Food City Stores Help with Wreaths across America Fundraiser

Select Food City stores in East Tennessee has agreed to support the United Veterans Council of East Tennessee’s Wreaths across America project on Flag day weekend, Friday June 14 through Sunday June 16, 2019.

Vet to Vet Tennessee will be hosting the event at the Maryville Food City store located at 1610 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801 . There will be a list of participating Food City stores on www.knoxwreaths.org. We need a few volunteers to help with a few shifts. Please contact Ed Junod at 865-850-8376 or by email at ejunod@tnvhc.org to schedule your shift. Shift hours are as follows:

Friday 14 June 2019 4:00PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 15 June 2019 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 16 June 201911:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Alcoa Veteran amputee finds growth while mowing lawn

Mowing the lawn is usually a chore many of us dread this time of year. But one Alcoa Veteran actually looks forward to it. Steve Lundy said he finds freedom in the same housework many feel trapped doing. “It felt absolutely great,” Lundy said. “I mowed this yard twice.”

He said mowing the lawn isn’t a burden, but instead an opportunity. In November 2019, this war veteran became a prisoner in his own home.

“I was feeling down in the dumps,” he told WVLT News reporter Robert Grant. “I couldn’t get out of my own house.” Lundy lost his leg last November because of poor circulation. He said he could either get it amputated or risk death.

An East Tennessee group, ‘Vet to Vet Tennessee’ stepped in to help and built Lundy a ramp leading up the front of his home. Click here to view the WVLT video report.

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