The Korean War Veterans Association, Foothills Chapter of SC #301, has contributed to the Greer Daily Bread Ministries STEP project, a veterans and family shelter. The STEP program (Shelter to Empower People) is designed to allow a veteran or a family to progress through a 90 day program that will provide them with the faith, financial knowledge, and life skills needed to exit homelessness, rejoin the workforce, and become productive members of the community. STEP is an arm of the Greer Soup Kitchen, well known in the community since 1991, whose mission is to feed the hungry by providing one hot nutritious meal (not just a sandwich) each day to whomever comes, serving approximately 140 to 150 meals each day. The Soup Kitchen provided over 50,000 meals in the past year.
At a recent monthly meeting of Chapter 301 Mr. Don Louis, chairman of the STEP project, spoke about the progress of the shelter and thanked the chapter for their support. The construction is complete and ready for an occupancy permit from the city. The next major step is raising funds for furnishings. For further information or to volunteer call (864) 968-0323.
The KWVA Foothills Chapter of SC #301 is a member of the 16,000-member national Korean War Veterans Association Inc. The Foothills Chapter also supports other programs directed toward serving active duty service men and women and veteran’s needs, such as Blue Star Mothers, Upstate Warrior Solution and Fisher House. Fisher House is temporary housing for families using the Veterans Hospitals.
The Foothills Chapter meets on the second Thursday each month, except July, at the Golden Corral 3240 N Pleasantburg Dr. Greenville, SC. Business meeting is at 12:30 pm, (come earlier to enjoy lunch and good fellowship). All Korean War and Korean Service Veterans are welcome. IF YOU HAVE EVER SERVED IN KOREA FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT, (or outside of Korea June 25, 1950 to Jan 31, 1955), then you qualify and we want you to join us in the KWVA and the Foothills Chapter of SC #301. For further information, call President Tom Comshaw (864) 477-4236, or Membership Chairman Jerry Lunsford (864) 244-4508.
Engraved memorial bricks, for the Honors Walkway, of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Conestee Park may be purchased at any time especially now, with Memorial Day and Father’s Day in the near future. A single brick with 3 lines is $50.00 or a double brick with 6 lines is $75.00. For a brick form call Lew Perry at (864) 574-5569.