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Bank of America makes $75,000 grant to Veterans Life Center

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BUTNER — In a brief ceremony at the Butner construction site for the Veterans Life Center, Bank of America presented a $75,000 check to the Veterans Life Center.

The money will go toward the development of the program that will be coordinated at this location, which is designed to help 21st century vets who are experiencing difficulty reintegrating into civil society following their duty. The 44,000-square-foot residential facility will have 100 beds for male and female heroes.

“Our young veterans face many obstacles when they return to civilian life, and the Veterans Life Center will provide them a safe place to live, help restore them to mental fitness, teach them life skills, provide spiritual and family counseling and oversee vocational education and professional certifications that will enable these heroes to find a job and build a career, Charles Bowman, Bank of America’s North Carolina state president, said. “We believe in their success and have committed to hire 10,000 veterans, guard and reservists over the next few years. Programs like this will help make that commitment a reality.”

Col. (Ret.) David Hayden, chairman of the Veterans Life Center board of directors, accepted the award.

“We are humbled to have the backing of such a widely known and influential institution such as the Bank of America,” Hayden said. “It is our goal to provide each of our residents the prospect of a constructive and personally-satisfying role in civil society, and the generous support of the Bank of America is a significant boost to achieving our mission.”

For more information on the Veterans Life Center, visit www.vlcnc.org or contact Jay Bryant at jbryant@vlcnc.org and 919-803-5516.

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