Singer Bret Michaels visits Wounded Warriors in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Singer Bret Michaels (center left) met with wounded warriors at Operation Homefront Village in San Antonio this week. The legendary musician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist visited the transitional housing facility to thank, support and provide a voice for our wounded warriors. (Also pictured, left, Operation Homefront Vice President Dino Sarracino; center right, wounded warrior Kenny Walker; right, wounded warrior Stephen Jackel.)
With Village communities in the San Antonio, Oceanside, Calif. and the Washington, D.C. areas, transitional housing through Operation Homefront Villages constitutes a vital program for wounded warriors and their families as they undergo rehabilitation and transition from military to civilian life. Each furnished apartment – including the cost of financial counseling and other transition programs for residents – costs more than $15,000 per year. This program is made possible by generous contributions from individual donors, corporate foundations and partners. No federal money supports the Village program.
Operation Homefront Village allows these service members to live rent-free with their families while they go through the transition and rehabilitation process. Upon placement in OH Village, Operation Homefront counselors will set up a schedule that includes support groups, workshops, benefits briefings, and resume-writing classes. Once they have become self-sufficient, Operation Homefront will help them find suitable housing in the area they intend to live on a permanent basis. Michaels’ visit was on Sunday, March 9, 2014.