Spring Stand Down set to connect vets with resources, services

Services are free to veterans and their families

Veterans and their families are invited to the spring Veterans Stand Down on Saturday, April 27, at the Sheridan Park Community Center in Bremerton.

The event, set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will provide free services for veterans, including free dental screening, clothing, hot meals, food, housing, employment and legal assistance, education and training services, resources for emergency shelter and social services.

The event is open to Kitsap County veterans and their immediate families only. Those seeking services are asked to provide a DD Form 214, military retiree ID card or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship.

Active duty members transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of 2019 are also invited to attend and gather information and resources that will assist in their transition to civilian life. The event is coordinated by the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance and Kitsap County Veterans Program, with dozens of partnering organizations, volunteers and donors.

For more information, contact the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program Coordinator Andrew Sargent at 360-337-4811 or asargent@co.kitsap.wa.us.