**Newby-Ginnings of North Idaho is doing its 1st Annual Back-To-School Duds Drive! They are looking for items that will support school aged kids in the local veteran/military community. Collections start now and will continue through September. Please contact Kellie Richardson at KellieR91@yahoo.com or call: 509-714-7482 to find out exactly what they are looking for and where you can take the donation.**
July 27th - Newport Veterans Stand Down. Taking place at the Newport High School, 1400 5th Street in Newport from 8 am until 4 pm. There will be a opening recognition ceremony, lunch will be provided, as well as materials will be provided to Veterans as well as surviving spouses. You will need to bring with you a DD 214, a VA ID, or a Military Id. If you have any questions call Brad Hanson at 509-671-3585.
July 27th - 1st Annual Spokane Silkies Hike, healing with dark humor and morale. Hike open to Veterans, active duty, Guard, and Reserves. Check the Facebook page Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike - Spokane for updates and information or you can email Spokane@irreventwarriors.com/
August 13th - Back-to-School Brigade. Join Operation Homefront for a school supply distribution event! This will be at the Fairchild Air Force Base and exact location details will be provided upon registering for the event. Pre-registration is a requirement, register at https://my.operationhomefront.org. This event is for DEERS enrolled military dependent children only who will be in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have questions please contact Sara Rizzo at 425-412-4317.
September 14th - March For the Fallen. Memorial March/Run to Honor Washington's Fallen Military, there are 5k, 10k, or a 15k to compete in as well as a 15k Ruck March with teams between 5 and 20. A beer garden and food and games will be at the event. Open ceremony at 8:30 Am at the 7 Mile Trailhead, Riverside State Park in Spokane. For more information contact at: email@example.com or register at: www.MarchForTheFallen.com.
November 20-24th - Warriors Heart to Art. This event is seeking 15 Spokane Area Veterans with PTSD symptoms that impede on living a health lifestyle and have a desire for healing. This is a 5 day retreat providing hope and help for healing, supporting one another, exploring the process of healing and using creative arts to convey your story. Check out more about the event on WarriorsHeartToArt.org, call 509-991-5167, or email: retreat@WarriorsHeartToArt.org.
For more information on these upcoming activities or any questions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To schedule an appointment get in contact with our Veteran Service Officer Bryan Hult today, 1500 Hwy 2, suite 122 in Sandpoint or call between 8:00 am and noon to schedule an appointment; 208-255-5291.