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Thank Our Veterans!

Posted by joyinhome on September 11, 2010

Today is a day to reflect on many issues that continue to plague this country. “9/11” will forever be seared in our minds and hearts. In 2008, this nation reclaimed this date as a National Day of Service.

In the Nation’s Capitol, there are a flurry of activities in which residents can volunteer and reflect. One such activity is Serve DC’s National Day of Service and Remembrance which is reaching out to support local veterans, thanking them for their service to our country. Veterans can attend to learn about local resources and opportunities including health, housing and career development. In conjuntion with the resource fair and workshops is a clothing drive for professional attire.

Tell us how you observed this day of service?


One Response to “Thank Our Veterans!”

  1. Gillian said

    My Day of Remembrance is being spent providing supportive service to my clients – the veterans who are homeless females and single head-of-household. My morning began with a phone call from a client who had relapsed. The ability to reach out to a case manager when in the midst of crisis sometimes is the determining factor for clients standing at the fork in the decision to use, continue using or reach out to someone who is not going to judge but listen and assist. We have had two conversations today and my client continues to struggle against delving deeper into the haze of substance abuse, which engulfs the homeless society.

    My rathers for the Day or Remembrance and every day for veterans would be have programs that are fashion after Boley Centers’ (www.boleycenters.org) FACT (Florida Assertive Community Treatment) Team that provides 24/7 case management services to individuals suffering from chronic mental and co-occurring disabilities. Instead, my organization Volunteers of America Los Angeles (www.voala.org)continue to do the best that we can with our “traditional” hours of operations programs like mine which is limited by grant and donation dollars for administrative cost. However, our programs that are open 24/7 like the Rotary House and Drop-in Center do provide some for some which in our housing and funding capacity.

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