Charity Work 2018
Schulte Hospitality’s own Sheraton Memphis Hotel recently raised over $1300 for a local charity in Tennessee.
Alpha Omega Veterans Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee that assists military veterans to reintegrate into society, often after achieving recovery and rehabilitation from debilitating mental and physical conditions. Established in 1987 by a Memphis mother of 2 sons who returned from the Vietnam War suffering from what we now call PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder); after finding no help for her children, she started Alpha Omega as one of the first independent organizations in the United States that specialized in providing supportive services to military veterans.
Initially serving 8 veterans, Alpha Omega now has the capacity to house over 120 veterans (male and female) and provide counseling services to many more. They have served nearly 10,000 veterans since those humble beginnings. Today, Alpha Omega provides each veteran with a 30-day to 2-year program with a goal of having them successfully rejoin society, engage in healthy independent living, and secure placement into permanent housing. Each program has an integrated system of services including food, clothing, housing, transportation and assistance with rehabilitation that have been designed to meet the needs of our veterans.
During the course of their program, every veteran receives intensive counseling on both an individual and group basis to deal with combat/service-related conditions such as anger management, substance abuse, combat stress, PTSD and other mental health disorders.
The money collected by those at the hotel will greatly assist those seeking Alpha Omega’s services. Great job, team!