Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is sending a grant for $1,500 to the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down (http://www.yubasutterveteransstanddown.org) in Marysville, CA. The grant will be used to fund a women veteran’s medical tent for the event on August 23-25.
Established in 1999, the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down was intended to be a one-day Stand Down event for area veterans to provide emergency assistance and direct contact among Health and Human Services, Veteran’s Services and other agencies with homeless veterans. Since that time, Yuba-Sutter has expanded, offering a five-day per week service center, as well as an even larger yearly Stand Down. This year they are offering a tent to help give female veterans the privacy they need to talk with medical providers. Last year, 34 females attended the event.
“Since DVNF was founded by a board of six women veteran’s, we can certainly identify with the specific needs of female veterans,” said Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of DVNF. “This grant for the women’s health tent will help the female veterans at the Stand Down to feel more comfortable in confiding with doctors so they can get the care they need and deserve.”
About Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom. A nonprofit 501c3, DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to expand their scope of work within the veteran's community. For more information, visit http://www.dvnf.org.