Monday, November 15, 2010

Lions lend a hand

Several Lions Club members recently (November 2010) helped side one of the main buildings in the facility for homeless women veterans which is being built north of Belle Fourche on Water Tower Road.           

Belle Fourche Lions Club members first heard about the project some weeks ago, when new member Tom Hood talked about it with several members.

Lion Joyce Drabek at work
Shown here is Northern Lights Lions Club member Joyce Drabek, helping with the project.  To see a few more photos about this topic – and other Lions activities – visit our Lions Gallery.

 Earlier newspaper stories reported that the veterans’ housing and training complex is being organized by a group called “Community Volunteers in Service of our Neighborhood (C-VISN)."  Ross Surdez is spearheading the project, which seeks to  have the city annex property where the facility is located in order to obtain city services.

The project is expected to provide shelter and training for as many as 28 rural females who return from military service without marketable job skills.