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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 13, 2016
Contact: Stacey James, Coordinator, Veterans Assistance Program
360.337.4811 or mailto:sjames@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2016-066

Stand Down on Saturday offers resources, services to veterans and their families

(Port Orchard, WA) – Veterans and their families are invited to the summer 2016 Veterans Stand Down, which takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo in Bremerton.

Complimentary services for women and men veterans and their families will be available including vision screening, Dental Van, Veterans Assistance, housing, employment, education, counseling and more. Qualifying veterans and family members may also receive free clothing, sleeping bags, groceries, and personal hygiene items.

This event is open to veterans and their families only. Please provide DD214, military retiree ID card, or VA card.  Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship.  Active duty transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of 2016 are encouraged to attend to gather information and resources to assist in their transition to civilian life as seamless as possible.

The event is sponsored by the S’Klallam Tribe, VFW 2669 Riders Group, Kitsap Sun, Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap Credit Union, Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, City of Bremerton, Puget Sound Energy, Walgreens, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board, and Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance.

Service providers include Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympic College, Veteran Service Organizations, Kitsap Legal Services, Washington Department of VA, Abraham House, Asset Building Coalition, Housing Solutions Center, WorkSource, Department of Social and Health Service, Red Cross, Kitsap Community Resources, Kitsap Transit, and Vet Center Mobile Unit.  

For more information, contact Stacey James, Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program Coordinator, at (360) 337-4811 or sjames@co.kitsap.wa.us.

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Last Updated:  July 13, 2016