U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, right, visits with Vincent Cameron, a veteran at the Kinard Manor in Greenwood. The Kinard Manor, run by Lutheran Services of the Carolinas, provides a stable living environment for homeless and other needy veterans. 
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U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, right, visits with Vincent Cameron, a veteran at the Kinard Manor in Greenwood. The Kinard Manor, run by Lutheran Services of the Carolinas, provides a stable living environment for homeless and other needy veterans.  (Frank Bumb | Index-Journal)
The quip would have been hurtful if it wasn’t true.
“It’s pretty nice, especially if you’re coming from under a bridge,” 3rd District Rep. Jeff Duncan said at Kinard Manor on Monday.
But the truth of Duncan’s assessment just made the reality more painful. The leather couch, the TV, clean beds, and stability of Kinard Manor are hard to deny. The amenities are impressive for such a small property. But the materials are just tools to serve a more important mission.

Kinard Manor is a transitional home in Greenwood run through the Department of Veterans Affairs with 10 beds for veterans who are down on their luck or even homeless.
“We’ve got guys coming from the woods, under bridges, it’s just … it’s a problem,” said Terry Weeks, former manager of Kinard Manor. “We try to do what we can.”
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