CHARLOTTE, NC – Veterans Bridge Home is a Charlotte-based nonprofit that, as the name suggests, connects military service members and their families with jobs, housing and social media. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the organization used a similar strategy to find and develop a new headquarters on a tight budget, recruiting funders such as Lowe’s, Carolina Panthers, and Charlotte Hornets.
Last week, contributors, supporters and veterans attended an opening ceremony at the 10,000 square foot corporate headquarters, located between Renaissance Park and the intersection of Billy Graham Parkway and South Tryon Street. BECO Management owns the 91,000 square foot Airport Plaza building, which now includes Veterans Bridge.
The centerpiece is a 3,000 square foot hub that will serve as a community center and meeting space as well as a casual gathering place. The open space allows for multiple configurations; there are also several small glass-enclosed desks for job interviews, counseling sessions and other confidential conversations.
As for those networking skills: Veterans Bridge had previously collaborated with Lowe’s on community work, and the local home improvement retailer’s foundation encouraged Veterans Bridge to think bigger.
Learn more and see photos of the new space here.
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