Our Plans For 2021
It is our hope that the strict pandemic guidelines of 2020 will eventually ease after the approved COVID-19 vaccines have been widely distributed. We expect some level of normalcy sometime in late summer.
We will continue to take advantage of every opportunity to speak with churches, businesses, organizations, and clubs to raise awareness of the veteran suicide crisis taking place in their communities. We will also solicit their support in helping "spread the word" in a capacity consistent with their functions.
Save A Vet Now will assist the Brunswick Arts Council and the Wilmington Arts Association in any way necessary to create the Veterans Visual Arts Program. This program will provide veterans and active military members with an opportunity to attend free art workshops in a non-clinical setting. The goal is to have these workshops available in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender County in July 2021 if permitted by local pandemic guidelines.
We expect to have our Step Up For Vets fundraiser in September 2021 and our Artwork Can Save A Vet fundraiser in November 2021.
We will continue to pursue support from the American Legion. While progress in this area has been slow, we expect some significant developments in the coming months. The John E. Jacobs Post and its attending district are working on plans to provide a means for local troubled veterans to connect with select American Legion Posts. The plan is to have these posts direct veterans to those organizations best equipped to provide support.
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