Contact: Bonnie Lawrence
(415) 474-7787 ext. 13
Coming of Age Volunteers Give Back to Community
at Veterans Connect Day, November 10
Corporation for National & Community Service
CEO Patrick Corvington Will Volunteer at Event
SAN FRANCISCO—November 8, 2010--Twenty volunteers affiliated with Coming of Age:Bay Area will be on hand to help San Francisco veterans access much-needed services and resources at Vets Connect Day, November 10.
Corporation for National & Community Service CEO Patrick A. Corvington will also participate in the event. Mr. Corvington, who heads the federal agency that leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, will serve as a volunteer to help direct homeless veterans to appropriate services.
VA Downtown Clinic, 401 Third Street (at Harrison), San Francisco.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Patrick Corvington 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.)
Services offered include housing, medical care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, vision testing and eyeglasses, benefits and legal assistance, HIV and TB testing, groceries and phone calls.
The participating Coming of Age volunteers are all over 50 years of age, and are focused on giving back to their community. According to agency co-director Megan McCarthy, "We’re excited to be part of this inspiring event, and are thrilled that Patrick Corvington will join us, underlining the importance of ensuring that local veterans have access to desperately needed services and support. We also note that some of our volunteers are themselves veterans."
Coming of Age, a growing national initiative that began in Philadelphia, celebrates the ability of all people 50+ to continue to grow, transform their communities, and become a force for public good.
Veterans Connect is a collaboration of Project Homeless Connect, the San Francisco VA Medical Center, the City of San Francisco, Swords to Plowshares, the San Francisco Vet Center and other local non-profit organizations, including Coming of Age:Bay Area. More than 300 veterans are expected to attend the event, a growing number of them women. No veteran will be turned away.
Coming of Age:Bay Area is sponsored by Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services (NCPHS), with additional funding provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service/RSVP grant, the HandsOn Network, and other community grants, and in partnership with KQED. Visit the website at www.ComingofAge.org/BayArea, or call (415) 474-7787 for information.
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