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SPOKANE VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS SERVE LOCAL VETERANS
Spokane Valley Firefighters believe strongly in serving community. They spend many of their off hours in community service programs such as Veterans Community Response who sent the below thank you email. Many Spokane Valley Firefighters themselves are veterans.
Thank You from Veterans Community Response:
On behalf of everyone at Veterans Community Response I want to thank the employees of Spokane Valley Fire Department for their continued support. In addition to hundreds of volunteer hours during VCR events and financial support during fundraising events, the voluntary pay roll deductions from SVFD employees is the single largest source of donations for VCR.
Veterans Community Response’s mission is to help our nations warriors work through the mental, physical, and emotional traumas they sustained in combat to find productive and satisfying post combat lives. We believe that our Combat Veterans should not be seen as liabilities, instead as assets who can help strengthen and build our community and our nation. Our programs use proven effective methods to achieve this goal.
Last year your contributions supported reintegration and readjustment of combat veterans through four one day events and six separate four day retreats. 100 percent of your donations go toward supporting Veterans from the Spokane, Sandpoint, Kalispell and Missoula communities. Veterans Community Response further organizes and mobilizes teams of Veterans to support our local community and other communities impacted by disaster. In partnership with DNR, we completed six fuels reduction projects in Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties and deployed teams to assist with hurricane clean up in Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Florida and the Virgin Islands. As a write this email we have a team in Post Falls helping with wind storm clean up.
Through your continued support VCR has a full year scheduled for 2020. In addition to our two upcoming Ski days and six weekend retreats for combat veterans we are adding an additional family retreat. Our fuels reduction crew will also be expanded to conduct Fire wise assessments in our area. Our community service program will be partnering with Big Sky Brewing for their annual Marias Pass clean up and the Center Pole organization who empowers Native American youth to conduct community improvement projects on the Crow Nation Reservation.
- Julie Happy