We encourage you to visit Liberty Manor and meet some of the men that reside there. It’s only then you will come to realize the full benefits of your personal contribution. I am convinced you will become equally devoted to this initiative as many of us have given of our time and financial resources. This glimpse into the lives of these brave, often unsung heroes should give us perspective. These men bravely served our country, willing to pay the ultimate price if necessary. This initiative offers us an opportunity to pay homage in a significant way. Some of our current needs are:
FOOD: It takes a long time for our residents to apply for food stamps, receive approval and actually receive their EBT card. In the interim Liberty Manor is tasked with this “void” by providing them with a healthy meal. Liberty Manor needs approximately $12,000 annually to adequately meet the needs of our veterans for groceries.
TRANSPORTATION: Liberty Manor was very fortunate that the Brandon Elks Lodge purchased a fifteen passenger Ford Transport van for the veterans providing them transportation to the many community engagements the veterans are invited to throughout the year. However, the cost of maintaining and ensuring this vehicle is about $5,000 annually. If funding was available for gas and insurance for our van, we could transport our veterans to their VA appointments, disability hearings, and job interviews.
CLOTHING: This is an on-going need as most of our veterans are in dire need of clothing by the time they arrive at Liberty Manor. Because we strive to instill pride and dignity back into the lives of our veterans, we ask that donated shoes and clothing are in good, unstained condition.
- Furniture, linens (twin size), dishes, toiletries laundry detergent, and wheelchairs.
- Computers would be beneficial in staying in contact with loved ones and formatting personal resumes.
- Residents have always enjoyed having cable television, a luxury when you don’t have the advantage of living with your loved ones. We all know from our personal finances that this can be expensive and puts a financial strain on our limited resources.
We appreciate any contributions as it is through partnerships such as yours that serve to strengthen our community and provide our deserving veterans with some of the basic resources and services that will make a positive difference in their future. Let us remember…only to defining forces have ever offered to die for you – Jesus Christ and the American soldier, one died for your soul; the other died for your freedom.let us remember…only to defining forces have ever offered to die for you – Jesus Christ and the American soldier, one died for your soul; the other died for your freedom.