Photo taken of American Veterans Hawaii Commander, Donovan A. Lazarus, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and Ewa Battlefield Commander, Ron Lam.
Photo of American Veterans Hawaii, Commander Donovan A. Lazarus, with Thomas Kahalu Lee Jr., Para-triathlete. US Army Veteran, Wounded Warrior (Above-Knee Amputee -Iraq 2007) and Cancer survivor (2004), and Schoen U. Safotu, Chief of Voluntary Services, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, also a Purple Heart recipient
Commander Lazarus and Lee both served in the 505th Paratrooper Infantry Regiment (PIR), #Panther, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg.
No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home!
WHAT: 2017 VETERANS STAND DOWN ON O‘AHU, HAWAII
AN EVENT FOR HOMELESS VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
WHERE: Waialua Community Center
WHEN: Friday, September 1, 2017 (0900 – 1400 Hours)
The 2017 Veterans Stand Down on O’ahu is more than a resource fair. The event allowed Veterans to access the VA Health Care and VA Benefit experts along with community agencies that provided services at one site to ensure coordinated care; offering tools and support to Veterans and their families seeking to stabilize their housing situation.
Veterans had the chance to speak with subject matter experts from the Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System, VA Regional Benefits Office and community agencies.
There were approximately 25-30 service providers for housing, health care, health/wellness, financial benefits, clothing, haircuts, food, music, entertainment, gifts baskets and more. All Veterans needed to bring were their DD214 or Veteran card.
Commander Lazarus and Commander Lam were happy to meet with fellow veterans to provide needed assistance and donated personal hygene kits. We greatly appreciate the great work all the vendors, volunteers, and the Hawaii VA for hosting a well organized event for our nation’s veterans.