A few notes on updates and status of the Veterans Art Center.
We are still currently closed to walk-ins and all classes are cancelled.
There may or may not be a volunteer or volunteers in the building at any given time but we still remain closed. Please do not count on going down there and expecting someone to open up for you because the cat could well be the lone occupant.
Since part of our mission is to eradicate a lot of isolation it is extremely difficult to instruct you to isolate but at this time we need this to happen. We are still available by phone, text or email and encourage you to access the website frequently for updates on our blog on the home page. Join us on Facebook, on the page or in the group. Reach out however you feel comfortable. This social isolation is about face to face contact and we are still here for you.
Donations Currently we are not accepting donations of art supplies. If you have supplies for Veterans (like toilet paper) please call ahead to make sure there will be someone there or call and request a pickup. We do have several requests for assistance with some hard to come by items.
Alternative Healing Yoga V, Community Acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Reiki are currently cancelled. BodyTalk is also cancelled at the Veterans Art Center however John will continue with sessions at his office on the same date and time. Contact me by email for the details if you would like to participate.
Art Classes are cancelled until further notice. We want to keep you busy and creative, though, so if you need any supplies to work on projects at home please contact me and we'll help as much as possible. For the veterans who have been in soap class we can set you up to carry on at home and I can still answer all your questions remotely.
Emergency Assistance remains unchanged and will continue to follow the same criteria and policies as in the past. We anticipate a greater need and ask that you continue to seek other resources first but contact us as necessary.
Food and Gas Cards These continue to be available with the same requirements and criteria as before. There could be a minor delay but we will do what we can.
Bus Passes Call us if you are in need of a pass and we will make a determination at that time. GVT is keeping us updated on operations but they could shut down or restrict services at any time.
Transportation We are not currently offering rides however we are available for errands, pickups and deliveries. Call or email.
Fundraising and Cash Donations We have as great a need if not greater at this time so for those who have so generously supported us in the past, or those who haven't had time but would like to we are extremely grateful for any donations through any of our online options or mail a check. We are limited to online fundraising, have no current sales abilities, but continue to have all our regular monthly expenses along with increased need of our veterans.
RAFFLE Our second raffle of a DoTerra essential Oils kit was launched earlier in March, before we closed our doors. We have no intention of sending board members out to sell tickets and the draw date is April 8th so we are trying to find a method of selling them locally online. If you want a ticket let me know and we'll figure out how to do this without human contact.
We know that many of our veterans do not have email or internet and ask that you please pass on this information. Remember the information included here will be available on our news blog.
Iam on day 3 of my 14 day quarantine but self isolation may or may not continue after that.
Be Well, Stay Healthy