Veterans Life Center Receives $300,000 Grant From Kenan Charitable Trust

BUTNER, N.C. – (May 2020)  The Veterans Life Center (VLC), a planned residential facility for 21st-century veterans experiencing problems reintegrating to civilian life, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.                The grant will be paid out over three years and is to be used as support to implement VLC’s  Coordinated […]

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SECU Foundation Makes $1 Million Gift to the Veterans Life Center

The SECU Foundation has announced a $1 million donation to the Veterans Life Center (VLC), a new residential facility for 21st century veterans experiencing difficulties reintegrating into civil society. The SECU Foundation was formed in 2004 by the State Employees’ Credit Union to promote community development in North Carolina communities. The foundation funds projects in […]

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Veterans Life Center Receives Grant from Duke Energy

BUTNER, N.C. June 3, 2019 – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Community Grant to the Veterans Life Center. Currently under construction in Butner, the Veterans Life Center is a residential facility for 21st-century veterans experiencing difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. “We greatly appreciate this generous gift from Duke Energy,” said David L. […]

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Marine Brigadier General (Ret.) Thomas Gorry Named Executive Director Of The Veterans Life Center

RALEIGH, NC, APRIL 29, 2019. Colonel (USA ret.) David Hayden, Chairman of the Board of the Veterans Life Center (VLC), has announced that retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Thomas Gorry has been named Executive Director of the VLC, effective May 1. The Veterans Life Center, currently under construction in Butner, NC, is a residential facility […]

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VLC Hosts Celebration of 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice

Sunday, November 11, 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I in 1918.  That is the event from which the holiday we now celebrate as Veterans Day began. That made this year’s Veterans Day a very special one, and in recognition of the significance of the day the Veterans Life […]

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Senators Joni Ernst and Thom Tillis Make Pitch for Veterans at VLC Fundraiser

FAYETTEVILLE, January 5, 2016. Speaking at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Thom Tillis agreed that the country has not done enough to help veterans of the Iraq-Afghanistan era reintegrate into society following their service. The event was sponsored by the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina […]

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Waste Industries Announces Donation to VLC

Raleigh, September 15, 2015. In recent months VLC has been honored to receive donations from several foundations, trusts and industry funds, including the Edge Family Foundation, the Golden Leaf Foundation, the John William Pope Foundation, the Kenan Family Trust and others. The Waste Industries Full Circle Charitable Fund has joined this community of VLC Supporters. […]

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Durham Girl Scouts Collect Items For Needy Vets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JAY BRYANT 240-299-2969 RALEIGH, NC, Saturday, May 16, 2015. A few months ago, 13 year-old Mary Margaret Johnson spotted a homeless veteran holding a cardboard sign at a stop light in Durham. It got her thinking about how she could help needy veterans. Her mother, Ruby, had recently read an […]

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