On Friday, May 24, we hosted the East Carolina Veterans Coalition (ECVC) at Rose Haven Center of Healing. The Chamber of Commerce provided their upstairs conference room for our monthly meeting afterwards.
I am a member of the Board and ECVC was a partner with Pamlico Rose on the Beaufort County Veteran Stand down last February and the recent Healing Vets Weekend. ECVC is composed of representatives from a variety of organizations that advocate for Veteran causes in eastern North Carolina, being: the VA Clinic in Greenville, NC Works, Pamlico Rose and other Veteran service nonprofits, Veteran service and health care providers, and more. Trey Lewis, a field representative from Senator Tilllis’s office was also there. Many of these organizations also took part in our Veteran Outreach Fair during the Healing Vets Weekend earlier this month.
I explained Pamlico Rose’s mission to the gathering and the intent of the Rose Haven Center of Healing. David Steckel, Pamlico Rose project engineer, gave them a look inside the house and let them imagine it being completed. Pamlico Rose BoD member Greg Smith and I gave them an outside tour of the produce and mediation gardens. One of our mission goals is to raise awareness and help facilitate issues that effect Veterans in our community and in eastern North Carolina. This tour was an example of that part of our mission.
— Robert Sands