Warriors Journey Home: A Healing Circle for Veterans, recently hosted a gala gathering to help support local veterans. The nonprofit provides spiritual healing and “soul repair” for veterans along with their friends and family (also known as Strong Hearts). Through support groups, education and other forms of reconciliation, the nonprofit helps warriors better make the transition to civilian life.
The recent gala featured guest Speakers Jim Carney and Mike Shuman. Carney joined the Akron Beacon Journal in April 1979. The last 13 years at the paper, he covered stories about local people who served in the military. Carney retired from the Beacon Journal last year.
Shuman is a U.S. Navy veteran, who served two tours of duty in the Navy aboard the USS Walker off the coast of Vietnam.
For more information, visit www.warriorsjourneyhome.org.