Newsletter November 11, 2019

 Village for Vets celebrates our Veterans every day. We do this by providing  assistance to those brave service members who have found themselves on  hard times as a result of their service.

Los  Angeles has nearly 4,000 homeless Veterans—11% of the homeless  population—and tens of thousands of Veterans who struggle to make ends  meet, putting them at high risk for becoming homeless this year. We are  dedicated to helping ease the suffering of those who are already  homeless and to prevent more Veterans from becoming homeless.

Today, please join us in celebrating our courageous heroes by donating  to help the most vulnerable Veterans. For every donation to Village for  Vets made by November 12, we pledge to donate a bag of food to a  homeless Vet. Help us end Veteran homelessness in Los Angeles.  Our  Veterans need as much help as we can give. It really does take a  village.


Newsletter October 29, 2019

The community truly came together for another wonderful Homeless to House Stand Down on October 25 with nearly 1000 homeless and at-risk Veterans in attendance.

The (very) warm sunny day began with a spectacular rendition of the National Anthem by the Archer School’s student a cappella group, and a touching ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans.  Veterans had coffee and bagels donated by Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles and our now famous traditional breakfast Burritos from Brentwood’s Maria’s Italian Kitchen for the fourth  year in a row.  Vets were treated to showers, haircuts (from barber school students from Santa Monica College and LATTC) and free clothing… jeans and sneakers donated by Brentwood School students; clothing donated by Westwood Presbyterian Church; new clothing donated by Carhartt Clothing Company and Shelter Partnership (thanks to our Board Member Pam Dawber). A big shout out to Emmy Award winning stylist, Brenda Cooper who assisted the women Veterans in selecting just the right clothing for the second year in a row. Hundreds of food bags were distributed by Village for Vets (thanks to a generous donation by Rabbi Naomi Levy and the Nashuva Community) and the LA Food Bank. During a yummy BBQ lunch, the Vets were treated to even more student performances by the Brentwood School choir and a jazz band also donated by us. The new director of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Steven Braverman, was there to introduce himself to the greater community and share his personal story.