Fletcher’s Veterans Center Receives Donation
Fletcher Technical Community College’s Veterans Center recently received a donation of goods from the South Louisiana Veteran Outreach (SLVO). In addition to a television, the organization delivered school supplies, a refrigerator stocked with water and other drinks as well as frozen food items. The SLVO is also donating two new desktop computers for the Veterans Center.
“These individuals have already sacrificed so much and put their lives on the line for our country,” commented Misty Rogers, Coast Guard Veteran and Fletcher Nursing Student. “Seeing them working in the community to give back to fellow veterans is the epitome of selflessness. I am blown away by their generosity, and so grateful for them.”
“We want to see veterans in the community finish their education and we are proud to assist in any way we can,” commented Brok Torbert, President, South Louisiana Veteran Outreach.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Houma-Terrebonne, Fletcher’s Veteran’s Resource Center provides services for active military, veterans, and their dependents, including information on a tutoring stipend, assistance with registration and admissions, information on the VA and the VA Work-Study Allowance, a textbook lending library, and coffee, water, and snacks. The Veterans Resource Center is located in room 234 at Fletcher’s main campus in Schriever.
The mission at South Louisiana Veteran Outreach is to support U.S. Military Veterans in the Tri-Parish area who need assistance by providing innovative programs, scholarships and community connections to positively impact the life of veterans. Their vision is to create a seamless, frictionless support system for all Tri-Parish Veterans of the United States of America. South Louisiana Veteran Outreach will achieve this vision by investing donations and revenues to develop sustainable programs and build partnerships that address challenges in drinking and driving, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, employment, education, health and veteran benefits. In 2020, their efforts are primarily focused on putting Veterans in connection with other Veterans as we believe having a support system enables a purposeful foundation to be built so other challenges Veterans may have can be addressed over time. The nonprofit was created to honor America’s Veterans for protecting our freedoms and liberties that many Americans take for granted. Our freedom is not free, and we are paying back America’s warrior heroes by applying out talents and abilities to lead Veterans who struggle with their new civilian identities toward positive programs and education.