Every year, a group of amazing Asheville wedding vendors from StudioWed Asheville get together to volunteer at ABCCM. ABCCM is a residential program that works to to help meet the needs of Asheville’s local homeless veterans.
At ABCCM’s Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ), our mission is to create a principle-based environment and comprehensive residential program that addresses every area of restoration in the life of a homeless veteran. We work to provide each man with stability, personal skill building, educational and training opportunities leading to employment and housing along with the restoration of personal dignity, faith and strength.
Our ministry accomplishes its mission through the diligent and compassionate efforts of trained staff, volunteers and community partners. Over 240 men reside nightly on the VRQ campus, a former 125 room motel. Our veterans are provided housing, meals, case management services, counseling, laundry facilities, a computer lab, gym, chapel and transportation to VA Medical Center appointments. Every effort is made to provide each man with the tools, direction and encouragement needed to arrive at genuine success and full restoration.
These veterans have given so much of their lives so that we can work freely in our industry, so that we can own the businesses that we want to, and even so that we can have the weddings that we dream of… it is the least that we can do to spend a day preparing and serving a meal for them.
Ian said it best when he said, ” These guys are so kind and so nice, and they constantly thank us for what we are doing. But really, we are the ones who need to be thanking them for their service to our country!”
Thank you so much to Blush, Classic Event Rental, Verge, Mozingo Photography, Colorful Palate, Asheville Marriages , Shutter Booth, Sugar Cloud, and Masterpiece Ice for being there to say “Thank you for your service” with us!