2017 Veteran's Stand Down Recap
Citrus HART is proud to have completed a second successful Stand Down Event on April 18 at Holy Family Church. Your donations helped us to assist 89 veterans and their 68 guests. Additionally, services were provided to 12 pets. A total of 128 volunteers and 57 vendors worked hard to ensure that each veteran received personalized attention.
There were a total of 89 Veterans whom signed in at the entry doors, and with them an additional 68 guests of our Veterans. Approximately 78 veterans completed both In-Process Forms and Cal Vet Forms! In addition not only our Veterans and guests were cared for, their pets were too. Introductions and opening ceremonies were followed by breakfast and lunch. It was a full day of care for our Veterans.
Guest received special attention...
All guests received a variety of services included Cal-Vet, VA and Social Security benefit assistance, employment and housing counseling, dental, medical and mental health, pet care services and supplies, haircuts, showers and clothing, legal, suicide prevention and substance abuse counselling. All veterans were served a pancake lunch and Chick-Fil-A provided them with a delicious lunch.
Our Sponsors included:
- The Sunrise Mall
- The Sunrise Marketplace
- Sue Frost, County Supervisor
- The City of Citrus Heights
- Holy Family Catholic Church
- U.S. American Legion
- USA, Department of Veteran Affairs
- Sacramento Helping Veteran's Stand Down
- Yuba-Sutter Stand Down
- The Way Ministries
- Republic Services
- Mesa Verde
- Bradshaw Animal Shelter - Sacramento County
- Sacramento Self-Help Housing
- Rotary International
- Grace House
- Citrus Heights Police Department
- AllStar Printing
- Sacramento Blue Star Moms
- Mercy Pet Hospital
- California Department of Veteran Affairs
- The Knights of Columbus