• Banks strives to help veterans in Thomson
By Linda Green

The veteran outreach advocates for the Augusta -Aiken Warrior Project are, left to right, Towanda Stockton, Wanda Dicks, Tim Pendergast, Alvin Banks and Alicia James. Photo courtesy of the Augusta-Aiken Warrior project.

Connecting military veterans with services to improve their lives is the mission of the Augusta-Aiken Warrior Project.
Alvin Banks, the veteran outreach advocate for the project, has set up shop in Thomson.
Since November, he has operated out of an office in the One Stop building on Harrison Road to connect with former soldiers living in rural areas.
The Augusta-Aiken Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization that links past and present military warriors with existing supportive resources in housing, employment, education and healthcare in the Greater Augusta area as well as South Carolina.
“I am involved with the AWP because I care about veterans and I am paying it forward,” said Banks, who served in the U.S. Army for 24 years. “Although I am a veteran, I want to give back. I love helping people,” he said.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Feb. 6, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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