East County Veterans had something to celebrate yesterday as the East County Veterans Resource Center held a ribbon cutting event to celebrate their one-year anniversary.
The event brought out city leaders, the Antioch Chamber of Commerce, and veterans to take part in the milestone achievement located at at 1023 West 2nd Street.
Currently, the Resource Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday through volunteerism of local veterans. The group has also grown from 4-veterans to over 25-veterans who participate in the peer-to-peer sessions. The Resource Center is a place for veterans to hang out, chat, network, while it also allows veterans to help one another through information gathering on services available to them.
Each Wednesday night, the center hosts a meal followed by peer-to-peer discussions. While the meal is open to visitors, the peer-to-peer discussion is for veterans only. This allows veterans a chance to find that connection that may have been missing since serving in the military.
Here are photographs from yesterdays event:
You can support the East County Veterans Resource Center by shopping at the East County Veterans Thrift Store. By shopping at either location, it goes to help fund the Resource Center by paying rent and providing other services. The stores are located at:
- 708 2nd Street, Antioch
- 716 2nd Street, Antioch
- Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm
- Saturday – 10am – 4pm
Donations Welcome: Your donations are very much appreciated, we accept all house hold items; kitchen, living room, bedroom, tools. Clothing; mens, womens, children. Home Decor. Furniture.
They Do Not Accept: appliances, exercise equipment (large), car seats, strollers, cribs and mattresses.
For more information, you can contact (925) 206-4113.