Deeply saddened, concerned by veteran’s account of Liberty House experience

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I am deeply saddened to read the veteran’s experience at Liberty House.

No veteran, ever, should be subject to that treatment!  Having volunteered at Liberty House all last year, I did not experience this treatment of veterans, but I cannot deny that it happened.  Veterans and non-veterans alike came through the doors continually for supplies (clothing and food) and we tried to meet all their needs … this included bedding, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, shoes, dishware, cookware, utensils, you name it.

I have witnessed the transition of leadership and the decline in compassion toward our veterans, unfortunately.  The “old” director was a veteran, and demonstrated his concern for  our veterans.  The new staff consists of no veterans, except for “The Admiral” in the front office, who admittedly is a very special person and the very heart of Liberty House.

I am deeply concerned about the future of Liberty House under the current staff.  I left after feeling under-appreciated, under-valued, and under-respected. This does not bode well for other volunteers.  I hope things take a turn for the better with a new leadership.

A Former Liberty House volunteer

(Name withheld by request)

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