FROM Village for Vets: More ways to help our vets

Many ways to help our vets:
I. Donate furnishings!
 
Do you have furnishings that are in great condition but you are going to replace them? Donate them to a veteran. That’s what I did with my sofa. A disabled vet whose home was vandalized came to pick it up with his young son. I felt great to see them leave with joy. Why not do the same?
Contact Marcie at info@villageforvets.org

Dear SBRA,

HUD-VASH has limited resources for furniture and many other items. For this reason, the HUD-VASH program is grateful for any donations we can receive to serve our Veterans. We thank you so much for assisting us with giving our Veterans the items they need to live successfully and independently. HUD-VASH can no do it without you. Much appreciated. Thanks again.

II. Volunteer!
 
From Village for Vets Newsletter:
 
STAND DOWN 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00am 6:00pm
Over 100 Community Volunteers are Needed On Friday October 27 for the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System Stand Down for Homeless Veterans and their Dependents
Sign up now!
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting their 3rd annual Stand Down on October 27, 2017 from 6AM – 6PM.  The Stand Down provides resources and services free of charge to America’s heroes.  The services include Hot Meals, Housing Assessments, Legal Assistance, Disability Claims, and much, much more.
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How you can help our vets: Please consider donating or volunteering

Please consider donating to or volunteering with
Village for Vets as they partner with Meals on Wheels and The Westside Food Bank
as they can continue to provide 50 lunches everyday to homeless veterans

Thank you.

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Save the Date: 3rd Annual Greater LA Veteran StandDown Friday October 27, 2017

3rd Annual GLA Veterans StandDown

Date: Friday, October 27,2017
Time: 6:00am – 5:00pm
Location: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90073
Building 257

Veterans Pre-Registration Encouraged

Contact: Melinda Estes 310.478.3711 x 48325

Hot meals, Clothing, VA Claims Assistance, Housing Assistance, Landlord Meet & Greet, Veteran Benefits, Hair Cuts/Grooming, Entertainment, Community Resources, Medical Services, HIV & HCV Testing, Legal Services, Counseling Services, Family Assistance, Religious Services, Hot Showers, Employment Services, DMV ID Cards, Hygiene Items, Education Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, Dental Services, Flu Shots, Vision Services.
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US House Passes Bill by Rep. Ted Lieu CA District 33 to Restore West L.A. VA

“[T]he House of Representatives passed the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016, which authorizes the VA to implement the Master Plan for the West L.A. VA campus. Today represents a giant leap forward in restoring the property to the Old Soldiers’ Home it was always intended to be. If enacted, this legislation will enable the VA to construct 1,200 units of housing for homeless veterans at the West L.A. VA and offer new robust services on the campus such as vocational training, recreation and spiritual support. The legislation also ensures that all leases on the campus principally benefit Veterans and strengthen the partnership between the VA and leaseholders.”

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CONGRESSMAN LIEU: STATEMENT ON ACLU OF CALIFORNIA’S REPORT ON DEPORTED VETERANS July 6, 2016

Press release from US Representative Ted Lieu, representing California’s 33rd District. …Congressman Lieu’s efforts include “assisting two Veterans facing this undue burden in arranging for medical care. I am pleased to report that last month one of these Veterans, Hector Barajas, was granted an exam after a three year battle with the VA and Department of State.”
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US House Committee Approves Bills Authored by Congressman Ted Lieu: Supporting Homeless Veterans & Fund Construction at WLA VA

February 25, 2016
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs unanimously passed two bills authored by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles): H.R. 3484, the “Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Leasing Act of 2016” and H.R. 4334, the “Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act.”

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