WASHINGTON, DC –August 12, 2015 – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org) announced today that it will contribute clothing and other essentials worth more than $200,000 to the Marysville, CA event for homeless and at-risk veterans.
The event – known as a “Stand Down,” after the break that American troops are allowed at times during combat – is sponsored by the Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down and will occur at Riverfront Park on Bizz Johnson Drive, beginning Thursday, August 20, and will conclude on Saturday, August 20. Homeless, low-income and other at-risk veterans can receive counseling and casework, medical care, food, clothing and other essentials free of charge.
Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the issues facing homeless and low-income veterans in the northern California region. It has been in operation since 1999.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans. For the Stand Down, DVNF will contribute a shipment of items including: emergency blankets, insect repellent, ointment, snack foods, and soap, as well as 11 pallets of DVNF care kits.
This donation is part of DVNF’s Health & Comfort program.
“We have had a long-standing relationship with the Yuba Sutter Stand Down because of the outstanding work they do to give disabled and at-risk veterans access to the resources and services they need to get back on their feet,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “We are pleased to support this important event with this shipment and hope that all the veterans in attendance will recognize just how much we appreciate their service to our country.”
This will be the fourth consecutive year that DVNF has supported this stand down. This three-day event will serve approximately a thousand veterans in northern California.
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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
- Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
- Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
- Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
- Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.
About the Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down:
The Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down’s specific purpose is to provide services to any veteran, active or non-active military, senior veterans, disabled veterans, veterans’ spouses and dependents; without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, age, sex or religion. Provide transportation, housing, meals and shelter for homeless veterans and family members. Provide information concerning and assistance with counseling services; any and all services that the veteran and family members are deemed eligible at the local, state and federal level. Provide charitable assistance to veterans and family member in need, i.e., food, clothing, medical, rehabilitation, transportation and housing.
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