This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a non-profit in Greenville reaching out to veterans and disabled seniors who live at home. This weekend, Rebuilding Together Pitt County holds a community outreach and home remodeling event in Greenville. More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
A nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans.
The mission of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden is to reduce the unemployed anddisadvantage veteran population and provide a pathway to work. Executive Director of non-profit group Lovay Wallace Singleton says the effort has multiple benefits.
"We are trying to increase the quality of life for disabled veterans by providing them exercise, rehabilitation and horticultural therapy."