Upstate Warrior Solution hosts Rupert Huse Veteran Center ribbon cutting

April 25, 2023

Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Rupert Huse Veteran Center (RHVC) on Wednesday, April 19 at 770 Pelham Road in Greenville. The first of its kind in the region, the RHVC will serve as a hub of resources for veterans, first responders, and their families. Through collaboration among public, private, and nonprofit partners, this one-stop shop will remove barriers and streamline service delivery for local warriors.

UWS was honored to have South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, South Carolina Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Todd McCaffrey, Greenville Mayor Knox White, and other state and community dignitaries show their support by attending this special event.

“Access to holistic, supportive services is crucial for preventing veteran and first responder suicide. The RHVC brings together a host of services under one roof to provide that wrap-around care. Through our collaboration, this center will literally save lives,” said Charlie Hall, UWS President.

UWS holds the master lease for the 40,000 square foot center through which warriors will gain direct access to veteran-centric tenants and broader access to the organization’s network of community partners. The RHVC houses resources for workforce development, housing stability, physical and mental health, legal support, therapeutic art, and much more. This one-stop shop approach will enable veterans, first responders, and their families to easily connect with the services they need to thrive.

At Wednesday’s private ribbon cutting event, a brief program took place, including a presentation of colors by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, key remarks by Governor McMaster, Dorothy Dowe (Rupert Huse Charitable Fund Trustee), and UWS leadership, as well as an original poem by Glenis Redmond (Poet Laureate, City of Greenville).