Vet to Vet Maine volunteers featured in Veterans Day articles

Volunteers from Vet to Vet Maine and their companions were featured in a series of articles in a Portland Press Herald Veterans Day special section on Nov. 8, 2020. You can read their stories below.

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Bound by a love of books, two vets are missing their regular meetings

Vernon Huestis, 93, and Eric Mihan, 82, were part of the original pairings made by Vet to Vet Maine in 2014 and had recorded over 300 in-person visits before the coronavirus pandemic.

Portland Press Herald, 11/8/20

After one of Maine’s deadliest outbreaks, Maine Veterans Home determined to recover

Ron Menard, a regular volunteer, was the first rehab patient admitted to the long-term care facility after the coronavirus outbreak in March led to a shutdown and killed 14 residents.

Portland Press Herald, 11/8/20

Adaptive sports program helps veterans stay connected through outdoor recreation

Participants say the VAST program, run by veteran and olympic skier Kristina Sabasteanski through the New Gloucester nonprofit Pineland Farms, is even more important amidst the isolation of the pandemic.

Portland Press Herald, 11/8/20