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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: September 16, 2016
Contact: Stacey James, Coordinator
Veterans Assistance Program
360.337.4811 or sjames@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2016-083

Stand Down offers information, resources, and services to veterans and their families

(Port Orchard, WA) - Veterans and their families are invited to the fall 2016 Veterans Stand Down, which takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 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, veterans benefits information, housing, dental screening, employment, education, counseling and more. Qualifying veterans and family members may also receive free clothing, sleeping bags, groceries, and personal hygiene items. A flyer for the event is attached here.

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. We also encourage active duty transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of 2016 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, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Club, City of Bremerton, Olympic College Foundation, Walgreens, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board, and Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance.

Service providers include Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympic College, AA, Veteran Service Organizations, Kitsap Legal Services, American Lake Sweat Lodge, 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 by email to sjames@co.kitsap.wa.us.

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Last Updated:  September 16, 2016