We received the following from L3Harris in Santa Rosa. “We are a defense contractor who specializes in optical systems which help support mission critical efforts around the globe. As such, not only is the military family important to L3Harris, but so is our local Veteran community. During a company event last week, our employees and their families pulled together and raised $1,062 which we would like to donate to Sonoma County Vet Connect to help support your dedication and mission.”
We would like to thank L3Harris for their generous contribution and we can guarantee them that this will go 100% to assisting needy Veterans here in Sonoma County.
Sonoma County Community Development Commission
|The best way for people to gain access to emergency shelter, Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive housing is through our Coordinated Entry System. The updated information is attached in English and Spanish below. Housing seekers can use any of the contacts that are convenient to them and will be assessed briefly so their vulnerabilities can be used to place them appropriately.
|Click HERE for English Flyer - Click HERE for Hispanic Flyer
|FRAUDLENT PERSON SOLICITTING FOR MONEY POSING AS A VET
|Click on above
In 2018 Sonoma County Vet Connect at our Tuesday Clinic at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Santa Rosa actively assisted 55 to 60 local veterans in overcoming unexpected financial difficulties in the amount of $51,400 total. These funds were primarily used in keeping them in housing (rent shortage, deposits, first and last month, etc.) We also provided assistance to 175 to 250 local Veterans for the first time as well as seeing 1,700 to 2,500 returning Veterans come in and obtain services from our group of providers (legal, mortgage, counseling, education, V.A., etc.) We also helped 200 to 300 homeless Veterans with sleeping bags, blankets, boots, backpacks and tents. And lastly we provided over 1,000 lunches to Veterans and their families.
We want to thank all of you who donated either by buying a duck at our booth or giving generously to make this happen.
|January 8, 2019 and Sonoma County Vet Connect is back at the Santa Rosa Veteran's Memorial Building serving our Veterans
|In the middle of February, after taking time off from the grind of the Christmas Tree lot and doging the rain storms of January, the Ducky Booth comes back to the Saturday Farmer's Market at the Veterans Memorial Building.
|During the first week in May we had a booth at the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber's Showcase Sonoma County's Business Expo. There we met with other businesses in the area to introduce ourselves and what we were doing to help local Veterans in the County.
|Two weeks later we started Wednesday Nite Market on 4th Street on the 15th
|And that weekend just 3 days later we were at the 2019 Santa Rosa Rose Parade and . . . .
|IT RAINED!! See how we have to pull everything under the canopy!!!
|The end of May brought the Memorial Day Weekend and we were at the Montgomery Village Veteran's Appreciation Day on Saturday the 25th
|Then on Sunday the 26th we were at the Good Ol Boys Motorcycle Run and . . . .
|YUP, had to pull everything under the canopy, again. . . .
|On Mondaythe 27th, Memorial Day, we were at Santa Rosa Memorial Park for the Avenue of the Flags Memorial Day Celebration
|A typical Tuesday Clinic session at Vet Connect
|On June 8th we were at the Annual Peggy Sue Car Show
|Click HERE for the page of pictures from that day
|On September 6th the Press Democrat ran a story on Linda Ralph who comes in to our Tuesday Clinic and provides complimentary haircuts
|That article can be seen HERE
|On the last weekend in September we were fortunate to be able to set up the Ducks Booth at the "Wings over Wine Country" Air show.
|Where the Canadian Snowbirds again put on a spectacular aeronautical display
|Click here for the pictures from that day
|That weekend several of us also hosted a meet and greet at a Bar B Q with Pat and Richard Jones in Sebastopol at Park Village
In early October we set up at the Blind Scream in the downtown mall
|While there our devil duck went camping with scary results
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And Sarge captured a short movie of VP Daves Ferris Wheel with the ducks enjoying a ride.
Click on the above to see it in action
|Just prior to Thanksgiving we helped the Santa Rosa High School Woodworking Department sell off some of their projects.
|Clicking on the picture will bring up a larger image to view
|Below are two movies from the setup, click on the picture to view
|On the Monday before Thanksgiving we set up the Ducky Booth on Crazy Rudolph's Christmas Tree lot for another run.
|10 Year Anniversary Dinner