Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Rescue Mission Opening Transitional Home For Vets

Cumberland County’s Bread of Life Rescue Mission is working to provide homeless veterans a place to live.

Founding Director Ralph Reagan said his organization is conducting the project to help those coming out of the veterans court system.

“The veterans administration needs somewhere to house them so they don’t have to run them down,” Reagan said. “Judge McKenzie is going to be placing them in our facility.”

Reagan said the home will get veterans off the streets and allow for a safer and quicker transition to a veterans home.

The home will be located on Fourth Street next door to the rescue mission.

Lowe’s employees and other volunteers have helped with the project by donating the materials and conducting some of the work.

“I have a lot of work that needs to be done and new materials setting here,” Reagan said. “It’s hard to find contractors at this time that have they opportunity to come.”

Reagan said earlier this month Cumberland Plateau Chapter 1015 Vietnam Veterans of America donated nearly $3,000 towards the project.

“That was really an honor for them to come over and present that to us,” Reagan said. “There’s so many people here in Crossville that want to help in some way or another with our veterans.”

Reagan expects the home to be completed within the next few months. The home is expected to house approximately 8-10 veterans.