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Swim with a Mission

Date: Jul 1, 2020, 12:00 am - Aug 31, 2020, 11:59 pm
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Savage SEAL Swimmers

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In 1943, a German U-boat torpedo hit the USAT Dorchester. More than 600 servicemen were killed. Private Harold Paczosa was one of the servicemen lost. However, his memory lives on through his sister, Annette, and her gift of the family home to the VFW. Annette’s only request was that the house is used for military veterans and that a memorial stone honoring her brother be maintained at the house. Don Duhamel, a retired Air Force sergeant, partnered with the Manchester VFW to create Liberty House at the Paczosa’s family home. Since then, Veteran residents at Liberty House have worked together to rebuild confidence, enhance skills, and lead fulfilling substance-free lives. Liberty House has provided support and services to more than 300 formerly homeless veterans thanks to the generosity of donors, the community, and Annette (Paczosa) Nelson.

Liberty House Model: Sobriety and Recovery, Mental and Physical Wellness, Meaningful Work, and Quality Housing

Zero Tolerance Policy: Liberty House believe that recovery begins with sobriety and has a zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol and/or drug use. They test at admission and randomly thereafter.

Small House Community: Liberty House believe a small house community best supports a positive and supportive culture that best facilitates self-sufficiency and independence.

Community of Brothers and Sisters: Liberty House encourages and works to create a strong culture of Vets helping Vets. A significant component to residents’ path to self-sufficiency and independence is the culture created by fellow resident Veterans.

All of the money raised by this team will go to Liberty House.

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