Kitsap County News

  
4/4/2019

Veterans and their families are invited to the spring 2019 Veterans Stand Down, which takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Ave. in Bremerton.

Complimentary services for veterans - women, men and their families - will be available including free dental screening, clothing, hot meals, food and hygiene items and haircuts; a separate women's circle; housing, employment and legal assistance; education and training services; resources for emergency shelter and social services; and more.

This event is open to Kitsap County veterans and their immediate families only. Please provide a DD214 form, military retiree ID card, or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship. Active duty members transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of 2019 are also invited to attend to gather information and resources that will assist in their transition to civilian life.

The event is coordinated by the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance and Kitsap County Veterans Program with dozens of partnering organizations, volunteers and donors.

For more information, contact the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program Coordinator Andrew Sargent at (360) 337-4811 or asargent@co.kitsap.wa.us . Those who wish to donate to the event may contact Jim McKenna of the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance at (360) 697-4559. Volunteers are needed to help set up and break down the event. Contact Gary Trudeau, volunteer coordinator, at (360) 328-8566.

To learn more about resources available through the Veterans Assistance Program, visit https://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/VAB-LANDING.aspx .

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