Our "Stand Down" / Resource Event will be held each year on the 3rd Saturday in November @ Memorial Hall in Shelton 9am - 2pm
We had another great event at our 2nd annual Mason County Veteran “Stand Down” / Resource Event. At this event we serve an average of 100 Veterans and dependents. This usually includes more than 20 homeless Veterans, many poverty-stricken Veterans and many Veterans looking for help and information. We are able to provide breakfast and lunch, as well as haircuts, toiletries, clothing and survival gear . We also have employment, legal and housing information, as well as the VA Mobile Medical Unit and other VA information and entities. in 2018 with the help of the Lions Club we hope to add vision/hearing options.
In a short time we have raised / brought in over $5,000 in cash and new supplies between kit sponsors, smaller donations & new supplies.
How can you help our local Veterans in need?
The Mason County Veterans Advisory Board has teamed up with local VFW Post 1694 to accept tax-deductible donations for our local MASON COUNTY Veterans in need. This will be an “'on-going-fund" that will help with resources and events for our local Homeless and Poverty-stricken Veterans. This includes supplying a " survival kit" for our homeless Veterans. The kit will include a rucksack, blanket/sleeping bag, food, toiletries, and some clothing. We will always have a kit on hand for immediate needs and will supply enough for all homeless MC Veterans that attend our stand down. Also, this fund will help with emergency needs throughout the year. An example of this need would be wheelchair ramp, roof repair, etc.
We would be happy to accept any donation, as it all adds up quickly. $150 is approximate amount needed to cover a complete kit/ sponsor a veteran. Those who sponsor in services or cash donations will be acknowledged in a "Thank you" ad in the Journal early the following year based on their donations. Again, ALL donations are truly appreciated.
Sapphire Sponsor $150
Ruby Sponsor $250
Diamond Sponsor $500
Become a sponsor today!
Please make checks payable to ‘Mason County VFW Post #1694’ with "Sponsor a Veteran" as Memo/For. You can mail it to "VFW Post #1694, PO Box 8, Shelton, WA 98584.
These donation are tax deductible.
Thank you to all others who contributed cash donations. It all adds up and it is very much appreciated!
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2018 Donors so far:
Shelton Bible Church
Republican Women's Club of MC
Gillis Auto Center
Mason County Title Company
VFW Post 1694
J. W. Grayson
In honor of Jack L Braden
Thank you to all others who contributed other cash donations. It all adds up and it is very much appreciated!
Republican Women's Club of Mason County
GIlis Auto Center
Shelton Bible Church
Tom and Amy Davis
MC VFW Auxillary Post 1694
MC VFW Post 1694
John & Bernadine Robertson
2017 Kit Sponsors
Support your LOCAL Veterans in need
These endeavors are possible through the combined efforts of our community, our MC Veterans Advisory Board and our local veterans organizations working together TO INCLUDE: The American Legion, Disabled Veterans of America (DAV), Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) and 40 et 8.
These organizations working together have been able to make a huge difference for our Mason County Veterans in need.
THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THAT HELP MAKE THIS POSSIBLE!
Veterans Resource Event & Sponsorship
Thank you to our 2016 Kit Sponsors!
Thank you for the "In-Kind" Donations
Veterans Benefits Information
for Mason County, WA