ALA VGS Veterans’ Project

2017

Each year American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State selects a project related to Veterans. The 2017 recipient is REBOOT Combat Recovery, a faith-based combat trauma healing course that is designed to address the spiritual wounds of war.

War wounds the soul. But through REBOOT Combat Recovery, combat veterans and their families are experiencing breakthrough in their war against PTSD. At REBOOT locations across the country, combat veterans are healing, divorce rates are dropping, medication abuse is decreasing and suicide numbers are being reduced.

 


2016

Each year American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State selects a project related to Veterans. The 2016 recipient is Habitat for Heroes, a division of Habitat for Humanity.

Groundbreaking took place this spring for a home in Hampton for Gary and Diamonique Hope, a handicapped veteran and his young daughter. Their new home is well on its way to completion for this family. Each delegate at ALA VGS is assessed a city tax of $2.00. This tax money goes to the Veterans’ project. Delegates may give more if they chose. Also, fines and other income in cities can also be used for this project if the city decides to do so.

ALA Habitat for Heroes service project recipient Gary Hope at the 70th Session of Virginia Girls State

Gary Hope and his daughter, Diamonique, with Honorary Junior Auxiliary President Abby Forsyth


Auxiliary members during groundbreaking of home for Gary and Diamonique Hope


Virginia Girls State Director Susan Lee with Soldier’s Wish 2015 recipient of ALA VGS Veterans’ Project funds

2015

Each year American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State selects a project related to Veterans. The 2015 recipient is Soldier’s Wish.