$40 – $5,000

BENEFIT DINNER & DANCE to support Veteran Housing

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Dewey Lowman Post 109

1610 Sulphur Spring Rd

Arbutus, MD 21227

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 • 7pm - 11pm Dinner catered by Mission BBQ & Dancing with The Oracle Band

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Learn more here: www.vho.house/event/benefit-dinner-dance/

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The Veterans Housing Organization, VHO a 501(c)(3) was established by a US Army Veteran for the benefit of other Veterans and Active Military members. Our mission is to help these service mem-bers with monetary gift funds for housing. The VHO provides “Thank You For Your Service” gift funding which is a unique program relating to all forms of housing. For example: A veteran purchases or sells a home using one of our preferred Realtors, they received a monetary Thank You Gift through the VHO. Our gift funds can average anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 and it’s a wonderful feeling to give thanks to the men and women who stand bravely to protect this country. Our capabilities run locally, nationwide and worldwide. We have Realtors and lenders who love to help and have the same mindset as we do: Protect and Serve, those who have protected and served us! Veterans’ face unique housing challenges, some also find themselves homeless and contact us for services which may include a ride to a local

shelter, funds for rental payments and gift cards for housing needs. Through educational programs such as veteran homebuyer workshops, the VHO helps to protect Veterans. We teach them how to move through the home buying process which includes ways to improving personal credit scores, deeds, shopping for services, veteran home purchase grant money, the title process and more! Cash gifts, discounts and education are a great way to combat homelessness among our veteran population. Our unique process directly effects the probability that a veteran will purchase a home and have long-term housing, stability and security. Thus, we are pro-actively combating homelessness. Please, Support our Veterans!

Help us honor the following Veterans on the night!

Michael A. Carrasquillo

Joined Army (Active Duty) at 18 in January of 2003. Enlisted as Airborne Infantryman. After basic, was stationed with 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza Italy. Deployed to Iraq in 2003, then deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. Was wounded in combat on August 9th 2005. Ended up in Walter Reed, where I underwent 40+ surgeries (actually died twice) over a 2 year span before I was finally medically retired as a Sgt. On September 20, 2007.

Since retiring, I’ve tried to stay active in Veterans circles, joining many non-profits that seek to help disabled veterans. I took an IT job with the Department of Veterans Affairs. I started and ran a disabled veterans support group just outside Baltimore and just started another in Frederick. I’ve tried very hard to not let my disability be something that holds me back in life. Just recently I began doing stand-up comedy. It’s been something I’ve always been fascinated by, but never thought I would get into myself. I use comedy as not only a way to spread awareness to veteran issues but as a form of therapy for myself.

Dominika PolyniceDominika Polynice is a veteran, mental health advocate, and community volunteer. For ten years, she served proudly on Active Duty in the United States Navy. She has 20 years’ experience in support of the Department of Defense, with 15 years of combined experience as a Project Coordinator, SHAREDVISION Trainer, Cryptologic Maintenance Training Manager, and Cryptologic Technician in support of the Intelligence Community. She possesses a degree in Business Administration from Grantham University and a certification in Mental Health First Aid.

She is an event planner with 10 years of vast experience in planning, coordinating, and facilitating domestic and international events. Ms. Polynice is the current Chairperson of the Maryland Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council (VMHAC), Co-Chairperson of VISN 5 Collaboration of Councils, Peer Mentor for Melwood Veteran Services, volunteer at the Baltimore VA hospital, and a mentor for individuals participating in the Psychosocial

Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) at the Baltimore Annex. She is a member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the American Legion. As an advocate, Ms. Polynice promotes mental health awareness, suicide prevention, recovery, authentic self-expression, support for those living with mental illness and their family members and caregivers. Through sharing her life experiences, collaborating with local and national organizations, and community outreach, Ms. Polynice endeavors to empower others living with mental illness, inspire hope, and one day live in a world without mental health stigma.

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