Republican women contribute to veteran affairs program

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Republican Women Federated contribute to the veteran Partnership in Effective Recovery (PIER)

Throughout the pandemic and with mask and social distance protocols, West Orange County Republican Women Federated has continued holding its scheduled monthly meetings. During a recent program, members brought items to donate to the Veterans Affairs PIER (Partnership In Effective Recovery) Center. Located on the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital grounds, the center is a peer-managed and peer-run mental health recovery drop-in center that helps veterans with their mental health issues. PIER sees 20-25 veterans a day and has about 500 service contacts a month – two-thirds of the veterans who come to PIER are homeless.

Caring for America Co-Chair Laurie Fulton delivered the items on a brisk March day. “The volunteers were grateful for the supplies and appreciated knowing that their challenges are important to West Orange County Republican Women Federated members. It’s a travesty that there are so many homeless veterans living on the streets throughout the United States.”

Fulton along with Co-Chairs Marjean Clements and Patrica Eskenazi plan other activities throughout 2021 that will benefit active and retired military.