Columbia, SC – October 11, 2021 – SC Thrive, a statewide nonprofit, calls for nominations to honor 46 Veterans across the state. This event, entitled The 46 Veteran Salute will recognize one Veteran in each county in South Carolina with a certificate and a meal voucher. Beginning November 1, 2021, the recipients will be announced and presented or mailed their gifts. The 46 Veteran Salute is the start of a new focus in servicing the needs of Veterans statewide in collaboration with Truist Bank, Molina Healthcare, and Texas Roadhouse.
With multiple Veterans on staff, SC Thrive empathizes with the challenges that current and former service members face. SC Thrive helps Military and Veteran families access the benefits they deserve by breaking down barriers. For example, SC Thrive created the SCVets Guide which includes information on housing, healthcare, employment, and other services for Veterans in South Carolina. Now, to more holistically aid current and former servicepeople, SC Thrive is expanding their efforts.
As the relaunch of their Veterans Support Program rolls out, SC Thrive plans to implement the following:
- The 46 Veteran Salute event that honors veterans living in South Carolina.
- Peer support groups for female veterans that will discuss challenges and coping strategies specifically related to their population.
- Coming Soon: Updated SCVets Guide with the latest resources for South Carolina Veterans, Military Members, and their families, available digitally and in print. Find the most recent version HERE.
- Mental Health First Aid for Veterans which teaches Veterans, Military Members, and their families how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health issues and substance use disorders specific to military culture.
To nominate a Veteran for The 46 Veteran Salute, complete the nomination form HERE.
About SC Thrive:
SC Thrive helps South Carolinians navigate the complex systems of available benefits, leading those in need to stability while positively impacting quality of life in communities statewide.