Deceased female combat Veteran was recently honored by naming an affordable housing unit for female Veterans after her. Enjoy Brenda’s blog.
I didn’t think I would cry while attending the Open House and Dedication of Ashley’s Place, but I did.
I didn’t think I would cry while researching the life and tragic death of 1LT Ashley White, but I did.
I didn’t think it would be so hard to write this article, but here I go.
Like a patchwork quilt, I will stitch together the background, experiences and efforts of over twenty individuals, three non-profit organizations, and countless volunteers and donors. The threads have been interwoven and created an amazingly rich, colorful and strong fabric.
This community fabric is strengthened by connections, common bonds, gratitude and giving.
The story begins with a visit with Jennifer Gewarges, Executive Director at U.S. Vets in Phoenix, Arizona in July 2022. I met her along with fellow veterans from American Legion Post 64 and we were given a tour of the U.S. Vets housing…
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