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Grand Master, Gerard Gilmore's
Project for 2014 - Project New Hope
About Project New Hope Inc. (PNH):
Project New Hope’s motto is “Where Veterans Rebuild with Honor.” PNH is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit founded in 2010 and established in 2011 by a disabled Air Force veteran, President & CEO William Moore, to help veterans transition to civilian life and to create mutual support and camaraderie among service-members, veterans, Gold Star & Survivor’s and their families.
Headquartered in Worcester, MA, Project New Hope Inc. is comprised of a group of Veterans, and a Gold Star Mother who have experienced the hardships of military service and war firsthand and understands its impact does not end upon a service member’s return home. We also understand the impact on those families who did not have a loved one return home.
Project New Hope Inc. proudly partner’s with a network of Massachusetts civilian organizations, Veterans organizations, non-profits, and private corporations who kindly donate their professional services to assist in providing local service-members, Veterans, Gold Star & Survivor’s and their families with assistance.
Project New Hope Inc. holds a series of weekend-long retreats in relaxed wilderness settings, with workshops and activities, at no cost to the participants. Here, with their loved ones and other veterans, attendees build friendships and get support for the real world. Retreats are run for such groups as families with children, female veterans, male veterans, and Gold Star & Survivor Families who have lost a loved one during military service. Targeted issues include PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury), MST (military sexual trauma) drug and alcohol addiction, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual. transgender and questioning) and suicide prevention. These and other issues are often hidden or invisible, even to loved ones, and make them harder to identify, understand and treat.
Project New Hope Inc. looks to continue expanding services provided to Massachusetts service-members, Veterans, their families and families of the fallen. In July 2014 we initiated three new monthly groups to provide assistance and support to our service-members, Veterans, their spouses and parents while increasing the local awareness of the organization with the goal of establishing partners throughout New England with one common goal – to honor, and aid our brave men, women, and their families who have served in our United States Armed Forces.
Yankee Homecoming Parade in Newburyport.
This year the YHC Parade at Newburyport will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
There is a very large crowd of parade watchers (the numbers are in the thousands) and it is always great advertisement for the Order.
We meet at the lodge on 31 Green Street around 10:30am to get setup. Coffee & Donuts available. The parade starts at noon. Following the parade, we meet back at the lodge for a Pizza Party. Tuxes or Black Suits for the G/L, and Class "A"s for the PM.
SAVE THE DATE
The 21st Annual Arthritis Charity Ball, Sat., March 28, 2015
The Manor Restaraunt
42 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 01583