Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
We are currently looking for Veteran Volunteers to visit hospice patients that are also veterans in their own homes, long term care facilities and nursing homes. There are many locations and opportunities available. Volunteers are needed to visit veteran patients at Missouri Veterans Home located at 10600 Lewis and Clark Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63136.
In addition, there are many ways VITAS Veteran Volunteers can help veterans; including but not limited to: driving and/or accompany a veteran to appointments, shopping and other events; help a veteran apply for benefits or learn about available assistance; help replace lost or stolen military medals by contacting appropriate agencies; listen to life stories or record or videotape a veteran’s reminiscences; call veterans to ask how they are doing; attend or help plan activities celebrating Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day; educate veteran’s groups about hospice services by speaking at their meetings.
Any time you are able to volunteer is greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3400 or at Emily.Jokerst@Vitas.com.