Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance (KAVA)
The American Legion Seattle Post 1 is providing this "interim" webpage as a courtesey in support of KAVA
The Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance (KAVA) presents a Veteran Stand Down every spring and fall, usually on the last Saturday in April and September, at the Bremerton Sheridan Park Community Center, near the Bremerton St. Michael (formerly Harrison) Hospital. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic social distancing requirements have been created, the usual practice of having an "in person" event with services providers and representatives from the VA, WDVA, local providers, clothing and grocery distribution, haircuts, dental services and so forth, have become unfeasible. KAVA has temporarily shifted the services from an "in person" atmosphere to simply verifying eligibility and being handed a "Grab and Go" bag containing some essentials including purchase cards for groceries, for a restaurant, some Kitsap Transit bus tokens (for those needing them), toiletries, and other items to our clients. These are available at prearranged locations, and once the brief onsite Veteran verification process is completed, a Grab and Go bag is issued and the next client is assisted. This allows for the social distancing requirements to be met. It also provides the opportunity for the client to ask questions about other services and needs for follow up. KAVA looks forward to returning to the "full service" scanario.
KAVA is a 501(c)(3) organization supported by the Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board, elected officials, Veteran service organizations and others. It has a board, chaired by Wayne Hammock, meeting quarterly and a planning committee, chaired by Jim McKenna.
Planning committee meetings are weekly as we approach the September event.
To download the Grab & Go Flyer full size, click here or on the Flyer image.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2669 on Mile Hill in Port Orchard, readerboard - this
will be one of the "Grab and Go" distribution sites on Saturday from 10 - 2. G. Biltoff photo.
To visit the website, click on the image.
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