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• Respect       • Hope                • Dignity                       • Responsibility

• Equality       • Trust                • Empowerment         • Self-determination

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Carpetbag Theatre joins VMFC program

Immediately after presenting Vet to Vet Tennessee’s QPR Prevention Gatekeeper training to the senior staff of the historic Carpetbag Theatre, Executive/Artistic Director Linda Parris-Bailey and Vietnam Veteran Umoja Abdul enrolled in VTVT’s Veteran/Military Friendly program. The Carpetbag Theatre is the first theatrical organization to enroll as a Veteran/Military Friendly Organization. Welcome Home!

  • From left to right: Consultant Umoja Abdul Ahad, Partner Larisha McKinney, Executive/Artistic Director Linda Parris-Bailey, Stage Manager La-Tasha Smith-Bryant, Youth Coordinator Kisha Rockett, Managing Director Jonathan Clark and kneeling is Digital Storytelling Director Joe Tolbert.

QPR Instructor Class scheduled for 3-14-19

Help Save a Life! Stop Veteran Suicide Become a QPR Gatekeeper Instructor

A Gatekeeper Instructor will be able to recognize and intervene in the event of suicidal contemplation as a gatekeeper would do but will also retain knowledge circumventing the scope of suicide, research and history relating to suicide prevention and the skills necessary to train individuals and groups as gatekeepers. Gatekeeper instructors should be in optimal positions to teach small and large groups as gatekeepers on a continuum (QPR Institute).

Next class is forming now

Vet to Vet Tennessee QPR Gatekeeper Instructor Class March 14, 2019 – 0800 -1600

First United Methodist Church

804 Montvale Station Road, Room 202

Maryville, TN 37803

Enroll here or call Ed Junod at 865-850-8376 for further information

NC Veterans Receives Peace Medal with help from VTVT

Korean War Veteran Robert W. Gullie has been trying to receive the Republic of South Korean’s Ambassador for Peace Medal since December 2017. With the help of VTVT Robert received the Peace Medal on February 4, 2019 just a few days before his 87th birthday. Robert’s daughter Paula sent a photo of Robert holding his long awaited medal. and the following message.

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