In a heartwarming display of gratitude and support, the Us4Warriors Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to assisting veterans, rallied its Warrior Volunteer Force to commemorate the 23rd Annual Founder's Day celebration at the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista. Spearheaded by Community Engagement Manager Sanjeeta Thomas and Outreach Coordinator Alyssa Duron, the event was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on the residents and their families.
From the early morning preparations to the final moments of the celebration, the Us4Warriors team demonstrated unwavering dedication to ensuring a memorable day for the veterans. With their collective efforts, they set up the facilities, served food, provided support for mobility-challenged veterans, and organized engaging activities for the grandchildren of residents. The team's commitment to engaging with the senior warrior residents and their families truly touched the hearts of everyone present.
The event garnered significant attention, attracting esteemed guests who shared in the celebration. Us4Warriors CEO Tony Stewart, an active board member of the Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation, extended his unwavering support and participated enthusiastically in the formal festivities. Joining him was City of Chula Vista Mayor John McCann, who not only attended as a distinguished guest and offered great appreciation to all residents, staff and volunteers at the event. The presence of Nancy Owen, Bruce Browne, and Gene Pellerin from the Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation further emphasized the united front of the community in honoring these valiant veterans.
Expressing profound gratitude, the Us4Warriors Foundation extends a special thanks to all residents of the Veterans Home for their selfless service to our country. The foundation recognizes the invaluable contributions made by Veterans Home Administrator Thuy Mascorro, Assistant Administrator Mike Damato, Chief of Domiciliary Services Esmeralda Chairez, and the entire team of Veterans Home staff volunteers. Their tireless efforts ensured the smooth execution of the day's festivities, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees.
The Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista, situated on a sprawling 30-acre site off Telegraph Canyon Road, adjacent to the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, stands as the only veterans home located in coastal, urban Southern California. A remarkable testament to care and compassion, the facility, completed in May 2000, provides a 305-bed, long-term care environment with various options for Domiciliary - Independent Living, Licensed Residential, and Skilled Nursing Care.
Central to the success of the Founder's Day celebration was the indomitable spirit of the Warrior Volunteer Force. Comprising active duty personnel, veterans, and passionate community supporters, this force of selfless volunteers dedicated their day to make a tangible difference in the lives of the veterans who served in conflicts ranging from World War II to the Vietnam War. With a database that recently surpassed 5,200 individuals, the Warrior Volunteer Force exemplifies the power of collective action and compassion throughout the year.
Us4Warriors Foundation would also like to extend a special thanks to Navy Federal Credit Union for joining forces and providing a volunteer from their Chula Vista location at 698 H Street. Their support and involvement further exemplify the spirit of unity and collaboration that underpins the success of such meaningful events.
In a world where gratitude and support for our veterans are of paramount importance, the Us4Warriors Foundation and its dedicated team of volunteers continue to inspire through their unwavering commitment to honoring and uplifting those who have sacrificed so much for our nation. The Founder's Day celebration at the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista, stands as a testament to the power of community engagement and the profound impact it can have on the lives of our veterans.
As the sun set on the day's festivities, the smiles on the faces of the residents and their families served as a reminder of the immeasurable value of showing appreciation and support. The Us4Warriors Foundation, alongside its dedicated Warrior Volunteer Force, remains steadfast in its mission to ensure that no veteran feels forgotten or unappreciated.
In a world often filled with challenges and uncertainties, the Founder's Day celebration serves as a beacon of hope and unity. It is a reminder that, we can come together to honor those who have fought for our freedom. The Us4Warriors Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to all who participated, from the volunteers and organizers to the esteemed guests and community members who joined forces to make this event a resounding success.
As we reflect on the accomplishments of the Founder's Day celebration, let us be inspired to continue supporting and uplifting our veterans in every possible way. Together, we can make a difference and create a future where our veterans feel the love, appreciation, and respect they deserve.
To learn more about the Us4Warriors Foundation, its events, and how you can contribute to the Warrior Volunteer Force, please visit their website or contact Sanjeeta Thomas at Volunteer@Us4Warriors.org.
Let us stand united in our commitment to honoring and supporting our veterans, ensuring that their sacrifices are never forgotten. Learn more about Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista by clicking here.
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