Located in the center of the Mission, our Veterans Memorial serves as a tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for our nation’s freedom. It also serves as a source of encouragement and a place of respite for the many veterans who seek help at Waterfront.
219,000 Meals in 2017
That’s how many meals we served last year.
56% Graduation Rate in 2017
Graduation provides hope for those in need.
That’s the annual savings to taxpayers by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, access to medical care, and other services.
Our History of Serving Veterans:
We have a long history of serving veterans in our community. Our chief goal is to help veterans get the assistance they need to become and remain self-sufficient. At Waterfront Rescue Mission, we are proud to serve those who risked their lives every day to serve our country.
• Veterans account for 7% of the nation’s homeless population.
• Up to 13% of all men seeking help at Waterfront Mission are veterans.
• In our Veterans’ Care Program, homeless veterans work with a representative from the local VA to secure eligible benefits such as pension, housing, and medical assistance.
• But getting benefits takes time. Once they enter the program, veterans who are eligible for VA benefits can stay up to three months at Waterfront Mission in Pensacola or Waterfront Mission in Mobile.
Become a Sponsor: (click here to download a sponsor package)
You now have the unique opportunity to show your support for our veterans by sponsoring the Veterans Memorial at Waterfront Rescue Mission.
Monument Sponsor – $5,000 (learn more)
The Veterans Memorial features a memorial monument dedicated to each branch of service:
• Army- SOLD
• Air Force- SOLD
• Marines- SOLD
• Coast Guard
Memorial Cornerstone Sponsor – $2,500 (learn more)
-SOLD OUT- Memorial Bench Sponsor – $2,500 -SOLD OUT-
To learn more about the Veterans’ Care Program at Waterfront Mission, click here.