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.
End Homelessness for Veterans in Sacramento County.
Since 1992, the Sacramento Stand Down Association has provided services and comfort during each mid-September weekend in a tent city erected to care for approsimately 350 - 400 homeless veterans and their families.
In addition to sheltered rest off the gruond, the Stand Down (a historic military term for a relief point behind the front lines) provides seven hot meals plus a variety of government agencies are available to help veterans find jobs, get housing, go to school, get counseling, experience the shared comradeship with other veterans, and receive support from hundreds of volunteers. The veterans also receive showers, new or slightly used clothing, new sleeping bags and tennis shoes, haircuts to help their self-esteem, entertainment to share the joy of being together with others who have shared life circumstances, legal services, and a wide variety of other services designed to make their lives more meaningful.
Very hard working, diligent members with one goal in mind to help the Homeless Veteran. Like minded veterans are guiding this highly successful organization.
This organization is in need of and is in search of a Treasurer.