A meal makes a difference

For a third year, the Ernie Pyle VFW Post 1120 in Indianapolis served a big Thanksgiving meal for veterans at HVAF.

“We are honored to continue this tradition during the holidays,” says Cloyce Cornett, Post Commander.

"It makes me feel glad to see the VFW has embraced us and appreciates our service," says Kenny P., an HVAF veteran. He has been out of work and struggling with homelessness for 4 years.

Today he is working on attaining his educational goals while being housed at HVAF.
"I think this is awesome, that they hosted this luncheon for us," says Curtis Williamson, a social worker with the HVAF REST program.

"It's inspiring to feel like we have the support of the community,” Curtis says. “Whether they are forgotten or not, our HVAF vets often do feel forgotten, and it’s small gestures like these that I hope make some kind of impact if not just for the day, maybe for a year, or a lifetime.”

 “This is our way of saying thanks to all the veterans who served our country,” adds Cloyce.