Bremerton

Published on July 15th, 2016 | by The Kitsap Scene

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Saturday Event Offers Free Resources for Veterans and Families in Bremerton

Resources for veterans and their families will be available this Saturday in Bremerton.

The 2016 Veterans Stand Down is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Boulevard, Bremerton.

Free services available at the event include vision screening, a dental van, veterans assistance, housing, employment, education, counseling and more. Qualifying veterans and family members may also receive free clothing, sleeping bags, groceries and personal hygiene items.

The event is only open to veterans and their families, and they are asked to provide a DD214, military retiree ID card, or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship. Active duty servicemembers who are transitioning out of the military, or who are retiring by the end of 2016, are encouraged to attend to gather information and resources to assist in their transition to civilian life as seamlessly as possible.

The event is sponsored by the S’Klallam Tribe, VFW 2669 Riders Group, Kitsap Sun, Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap Credit Union, Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, City of Bremerton, Puget Sound Energy, Walgreens, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board and the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance.

Service providers include the Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympic College, Veteran Service Organizations, Kitsap Legal Services, 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 sjames@co.kitsap.wa.us or 360-337-4811.


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