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Redemption Church

3550 Pleasant Ridge Road

Knoxville, TN 37921

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MISSION:

Our mission is to let all veterans know they are not alone, and we as a community are ready to work together to equip you with necessities for life. Each one, reach one, teach one.

  1. Recognize women veterans.
  2. Provide education on current Department of Veteran Affairs programs as well as community-based veteran programs.
  3. Build communication and the relationship between the Department of Veteran Affairs and the community veterans.
  4. Promote networking between the Department of Veteran Affairs, non-government organizations, and community veterans.

VISION:

The initial and primary goal of the Freddie J. Owens Women Veteran Summit is based off of an interview of Mr. Freddie before he passed where he stated that in the year of 2018 women veteran recognition will be his top priority. Mr. Freddie realized through his own encounters that many times the veteran in the family is mistaken to be the man. He also identified that men oftentimes wear hats while women do not wear accessories that show their veteran status. Therefore, we are hosting this event to recognize women veterans and giving every woman veteran an embroidered scarf to demonstrate veteran status.

Unfortunately, there are many women veterans throughout the community that do not realize the medical benefits available to them in the Knoxville area, and they still unnecessarily travel hours for appointments. In our meetings at the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council with the local Department of Veteran Affairs executives, we recognize that there are many programs for men and women available. One of the greatest obstacles is communication and dissemination of information. We are opening the discussion between the Department of Veteran Affairs and the community.

Additionally, we feel it is important to rebuild trust in the Department of Veteran Affairs by recognizing that they cannot provide everything for veterans on their own. The community plays an essential role in caring for our veterans. We are also opening the discussion for collaborations between non-government organizations that will build a stronger community-based foundation. We veterans need to know that we are not isolated, but an entire network of people are ready and willing to support us when we need it most.

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3550 Pleasant Ridge Road

Knoxville, TN 37921

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