Tennessee State Veterans Home
Benjamin “Ben” Perlin is a photographer and community volunteer living in Nashville. Dedicating much of his time to helping citizens of his local community, Benjamin Perlin volunteers at the the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and is happy and proud to hear veterans tell their stories and impart their wisdom.
With three locations throughout Tennessee, the Tennessee State Veterans Home has been providing quality care and rehabilitation to veterans since 1991. The goal of the facilities is to improve quality of life while providing a basic level of independence to patients, inspiring dignity and self-respect. Each Veteran Home offers 140 beds, as well as skilled nurses, doctors, therapists, and volunteers, all passionate about serving patient needs.
A variety of support staff and therapists provide top rehabilitation services, including holistic treatment approaches. For those who are in need of physical therapy, areas covered include fall prevention, joint protection and pain management, among others. Functional mobility therapy is also available, as well as dementia management and cognitive training.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Artist Benjamin Perlin contributes to his community through volunteer work. At the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Ben Perlin participates in the organization’s fundraising drives for outreach work. In addition, Benjamin Perlin also volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Second Harvest Food Bank is a community organization focused on distributing food and produce for impoverished communities throughout the country. Based in Silicon Valley, the organization works together with 320 partners to provide sustenance to over 250,000 people every month. In addition to food distribution, the Second Harvest Food Bank also lobbies for policies that address the root causes of hunger.
To engage community members in its advocacy, The Second Harvest Food Bank established a partnership with the creators of a mobile application called foodtweeks. Available for both Android and iPhone users, this app helps users create healthy meal plans. By using the promo code SHFBSCSM each time users “tweek” a meal plan, foodtweeks donates food containing twice the meal’s calorie content to the organization.
Through Second Harvest Food Bank’s partnership with foodtweeks, private individuals directly participate in the organization’s mission to end hunger.