Stand Down offers free services for veterans and their families
(Port Orchard, WA) - Veterans and their families are invited to the Fall 2015 Veterans Stand Down, which takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road in East Bremerton.
Complimentary services for women and men veterans and their families will be available including vision screening, 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.
This event is open to veterans and their families only. Please provide DD214, military retiree ID card, or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship. We also encourage active duty transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of 2015 to attend to gather information and resources to assist in their transition to civilian life as seamless as possible.
Transportation to the Stand Down on September 26th will begin at 9:00 a.m. from the following locations: Salvation Army (Salvation Army Van) 832 6th St., Bremerton; Gateway Fellowship (Suquamish Warriors Van), 18901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo; Silverdale United Methodist Church (Suquamish Warriors Van), 9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale; and A&W (DAV Chapter 5 Van), 1690 Mile Hill Dr., Port Orchard.
The event is sponsored by the Kitsap Credit Union, Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board, Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance, Kitsap Sun, City of Bremerton, Puget Sound Energy, and the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market.
Vendors include Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympic College, YMCA, Veteran Service Organizations, Washington Department of VA, Goodwill Industries, Abraham House, Housing Solutions, WorkSource, American Lake Sweat Lodge, Department of Social and Health Service, Red Cross, Lindquist Dental for Kids, Kitsap Community Resources, Kitsap Transit, and West Sound Free Clinic.