Senator Mensch and Rep. Pennycuick meet with Founder of Veterans Brotherhood, Headquartered in Montgomery County

On Monday (March 7), PA State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) and PA State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick had the opportunity to sit down and speak with United States Marine Corps, Vietnam Veteran, Clyde Hoch.

Clyde is the founder and president of Veterans Brotherhood (headquartered in Pennsburg) a non-profit organization that was ultimately created to help veterans in need, in efforts to eliminate suicide in struggling veterans and to prevent veteran homelessness. The Veterans Brotherhood organization is made up of veterans themselves who have experienced such tragic events both while serving and or post war. These veteran mentors, their families, and concerned community members, extend a helping hand to these suffering war veterans. One of their main goals is to help veterans, no matter how dire their need may be, and give them hope and healing.

“It is great to know that there are still good people who are willing to put their time and efforts into those who need it most,” said Mensch.

Since 2015, this brotherhood has helped veterans with back taxes, rent, food, clothing, car payments and even car repairs. Veteran families with small children were also given gift cards during the holiday season, to alleviate some of the financial strain the holiday season can bring upon families.

This organization serves as first responders when it comes to taking veterans off the street and are given proper homes for them to live.

“I am impressed with their work helping those veterans who are homeless get off the streets and into permanent housing,” said Pennycuick. “Last year, they help 115 veterans find housing, which is even more impressive considering they are 100% volunteer-run with all funds going directly to assist those veterans in need.”

This organization also offers free mentoring for veterans through certified veteran mentors. Allowing for a beneficial therapeutic session between veteran to veteran.

The Veterans Brotherhood holds monthly meetings at the Lehigh Valley Active Life Center at 1633 Elm St in Allentown, on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, veteran, or non-veteran.

For more information regarding this non profit organization please visit their website at Our Story – Veterans Brotherhood.

CONTACT: Lidia Di Fiore  ldifiore@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388