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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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Veterans Life Center Receives Grant From USDA

The Veterans Life Center, a planned residential facility for 21st century veterans experiencing problems reintegrating to civilian life, has been awarded a $582,200 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it was announced today. Construction of the VLC’s SECU Veterans Residence Building is nearing completion in Butner, NC, and is expected to open in the […]

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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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Turner Receives Coveted D.A.R. Award

VLC Executive Director John Turner receives the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor award from Lisa Wooten, Regent of Asbury Station Chapter DAR and Peggy Troxell, Past Vice President General, NSDAR. On March 28, 2019, VLC Executive Director John Turner received the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, the highest award […]

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Veterans Life Center Chairman Named Veterans Of Influence Award Winner

RALEIGH, NC, January 17, 2019. Colonel (USA retired) David Hayden, Chairman of the Board of the Veterans Life Center has been named a winner in the inaugural Veterans of Influence Awards sponsored by the Triangle Business Journal. These awards were developed to recognize military veterans for their success in the Triangle business community. It aims […]

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