Thoughts on Presidents’ Day

February 15, 2016
Today, February 15th, our nation observes Presidents’ Day, in honor of the leadership and achievements of all who have held America’s highest elected office. Not only must a President provide decisive leadership in times of crisis, they must also demonstrate compassion and determination to bind up our nation’s wounds and…
Left to right top row - Dewey M., Duncan N. Bottom row - Dana H., Gerald A., & Daniel L.

Left to right top row – Dewey M., Duncan N.    Bottom row – Dana H., Gerald A., & Daniel L.

Today, February 15th, our nation observes Presidents’ Day, in honor of the leadership and achievements of all who have held America’s highest elected office. Not only must a President provide decisive leadership in times of crisis, they must also demonstrate compassion and determination to bind up our nation’s wounds and restore dignity to all people.

As we remember those who served as our Commanders-in-Chief, let us also remember the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces today, especially those in harm’s way. Let us reaffirm our commitment to always ensuring their safety, as well as supporting them upon their return home.  “Our vision is to make Los Angeles an ideal place for veterans.” Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs, said to military and civilians attending an event at the Veterans Campus in Los Angeles last month. “Our purpose is to make life better for veterans, and our goal is to continue to pull people together across the nation, as we are doing so well in Los Angeles.”

Now it’s our turn to serve. Click here to read more about the veterans served by the programs and services of Step Up.

Related Posts

COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: VILLAGE FOR VETS 

COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: VILLAGE FOR VETS 

Step Up community partner Village for Vets is a dedicated nonprofit organization that fills gaps in critical services for homeless and at-risk veterans in greater Los Angeles. The non-profit offers four types of services to veterans: meals, emergency financial assistance, social support and basic needs.

read more
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: SPECIALTY FAMILY FOUNDATION

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: SPECIALTY FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Specialty Family Foundation has been a generous supporter of Step Up since 2010. We interviewed the Specialty Family Foundation’s Grants Manager, Tiann Ortiz, about the homeless epidemic, the grant process, and community collaboration.

read more
VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: ALBERTO

VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: ALBERTO

Four years ago, Step Up interviewed Step Up Member Alberto and his Service Coordinator. We caught up with Alberto last month about his journey with homelessness, mental health, and how he’s doing now. 

read more

Donate Today

You have the power to make a difference.

Imagine a world where everyone has a home, a job, and a supportive community. 100% of your donation will go towards connecting people to the help they need and deserve.

$25

Provides one hour of work force development training to a Step Up member.

Provides one home visit from a psychiatrist or nurse for medication support.

Provides a Welcome Home Kit to furnish and outfit an apartment for a member.

Pin It on Pinterest