By Sharon Wisch-Ray
Jewish War Veterans’ Post 755 receives honor from Visions, MHMR Tarrant County
With Veteran’s Day this Tuesday, it seems fitting to report that Jewish War Veterans Post 755 received recent accolades. The Post was recognized by Visions MHMR Tarrant County, Texas, on National Philanthropy Day, Oct. 30, at a luncheon given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Tarrant County Chapter, at the Fort Worth Omni Hotel.
The Post received a glass trophy for their contributions to Liberty House, a joint project of MHMR Visions, Tarrant County and the Veterans Affairs. Liberty House is a transitional facility for homeless veterans, where they can remain for more than a year. During that time veterans can obtain job training, therapy for addiction and mental health problems such as PTSD, and practice social interaction skills. Representing the post at the luncheon were Ron Sivernell, post commander, Julian Haber and George Sepp, prior post commanders, and Peter Levy, senior vice commander.
On the preceding Sunday, the residents of the facility held a thank you luncheon in honor of Post 755 at Liberty House. The veteran in charge of the residents committee said, “Everywhere we looked we saw something contributed by you all and we felt we wanted to thank you with this luncheon.”
Post 755 made the very first contribution to the charity before the residence opened several years ago. In the past year contributions included refurbishment of the living and conference room furniture, metal benches for the front porch, a large freezer, gas fired barbecue grill and personal hygiene kits. In a new project Post 755 will help furnish apartments for the vets as they move out into new residences of their own.
For further information about JWV activities, contact Dr. Julian Haber at firstname.lastname@example.org), 817-346-1902 or 817-992-4331.
Congratulations to everyone in Post 755 on this well-deserved recognition.