Honoring those who served in Vietnam

Do you know what day it is today? Here’s a hint: On March 29, 1973, the last American troops left Vietnam. One year later, President Nixon designated March 29, 1974 as Vietnam Veteran’s day to honor the 9 million Americans that served in Vietnam. Approximately 1,600 are still listed as POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action.) About half of those killed were between the ages of 15 and 21. More than 7 million Vietnam vets are still alive today, and in 2012 President Obama issued a presidential proclamation reaffirming March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day to express the respect and gratitude of the nation.

Celebrations have been taking place around the country today and over the weekend, like these ceremonies in Knoxville and Salem.

At the Housing Crisis Center, we have had many Vietnam Veterans in our various programs over the years. Some have passed on and we honor their memory today. Others have graduated from our programs, and gone on to achieve their personal goals. We are grateful for this generation of brave Americans …

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Because happy shouldn’t be for just an hour

Come up to the Tower Club in Thanksgiving Tower on April 14 and have a free drink with us! At the Helping Hands Happy Hour, you’ll get to rub elbows with guest bartenders Jenny Anchondo from Fox 4 and Jasmine Sadry from KSCS. From 5:30 to 7:00, all tips and proceeds benefit the Housing Crisis Center! How can you beat that?

See the update and photos here.

Homeless families and veterans in our community need your support, so come thirsty (but drink responsibly) and be generous to your lovely bartenders. Your contributions will help us fund programs like our new Employment Clinic.

The Tower Club is located at 1601 Elm Street, on the 48th floor of Thanksgiving Tower, across from the giant eyeball. The closest DART rain station is Akard. Parking in the Thanksgiving Tower garage is just $5 after 5:30 pm. Going down Elm, look for Stone Place, one street west of Ervay. The entrance is to the right right just before the light. The ticket machine is at the bottom of the down ramp. Instead of going to the lobby of …

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Double our money

Housing Crisis Center needs to raise $20,000 by April 10. With $20,000 we can provide safe, clean housing for two households for a year. You  can help us double thatDonate to the Charity Challenge Chili Cookoff, presented by Pendery’s World of Chiles and Spices between now and April 10, and Pendery’s will match your donation. This is a dollar-for-dollar match. That’s a safe place to live for four veterans or families with kids that need your help!

We’re really looking forward to the Chili Cookoff. It takes places at SMU on April 10. Housing Crisis Center will be there, and we hope to see you there!

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