The NDTA Scott-St. Louis chapter takes pride in its community service projects, especially those that enhance the lives of veterans who have fallen on hard times.
The Joseph Center, a full-service living center in East St. Louis for up to 26 homeless veterans trying to regain their lives, is a current Chapter initiative. Sponsored by The Eagle's Nest of St. Clair County, it is the only shelter of its kind in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and one of only three sites in the US, that offers round-the-clock, long-term care and counseling. Residents leave the Center as self-sufficient, responsible, contributing members of the community.
The Scott-St. Louis Chapter began its relationship with The Joseph Center on October 26, 2009, when members toured the facility with Director Martha Watts. She explained that help was needed to launch the Center. Chapter corporate sponsors and Chapter members donated time, talent, and supplies to a Dedication Program. Donna Biffar designed The Joseph Center Logo; Jennifer Tubb created business cards; and, Michelle Sabin stayed in touch with the Director to ensure that every need was met.
A Dedication and Home Warming was held on Veterans Day, November 13, and was a huge success! Chapter members attended and presented Martha Watts with a red, white, and blue corsage to commemorate the day. Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Hawkins, Military VP, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony and delivered the keynote address. The Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard posted the...