A Special Event in Yakima During Vets Appreciation Month
Yakima veterans are invited to a special free event Thursday, May 18th, to celebrate Veterans or Military Appreciation Month, this month.
THE FREE CELEBRATION EVENT IN YAKIMA HAPPENS THURSDAY
Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to make sure the nation has a chance to publicly show appreciation for those in the military. The free event for veterans in Yakima is set for Thursday, May 18th, at 6:00 p.m. at the OIC Henry Beauchamp Community Center at 1211 South 7th Street in the MLK room. This event holds a special invitation to Black, Indigenous, Asian-Pacific Islander, and Hispanic veterans, as they are more likely to lack access to knowledge or awareness of veterans resources available in Washington state than their counterparts. Limited complimentary light refreshments and swag from vendors will be available for veterans and their families, while supplies last.
A SPECIAL GUEST IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK ON THURSDAY
During the free event veterans will hear from special guest Dr. Raymond Miller, a United States Air Force and Vietnam Veteran. He's the President and Founder of Vets Place Northwest-Welcome home.
ARE YOU A VETERAN WHO NEEDS SOME HELP?
Veterans who need help in the Yakima area can get some free equipment at the Yakima office of Disabled American Veteran's Chapter at 911 North 15th Avenue. Officials say they have a host of equipment like hospital beds, walkers, wheelchairs, canes and other items that could help with mobility.
YAKIMA COUNTY HAS PLENTY OF RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
Dave Brown Coordinator of the Yakima County Veterans Program says his office is also another resource for local veterans and families that need help. The program office is located at 223 North 1st Street. Veterans and families can get lots of help at the office with veterans benefits and other paperwork help. The office is also a great resource for clothing and food for homeless veterans.