I stopped by Operation Stand Down Nashville to drop off that organization’s proceeds raised during my art show last month. Bill Burleigh, executive director, wasn’t there, but I rounded up a staffer to capture the above pic. It was exhilirating seeing my mixed media piece front and center in the lobby, right near the main entrance to the offices! I think the painting fits just perfectly there and am so proud they do too!
If you don’t know about this organization, it offers a myriad of services year round to veterans, and over one weekend each October, runs a “stand down” event providing shelter, food, clothing, medical, legal, job and other services to homeless veterans in Middle Tennessee. I happened upon the organization in 2005 when I was a reporter for the local newspaper. I have continued to volunteer as my time has allowed, since that time. Love the organization, management, and vets it serves!