Over the weekend, for the second consecutive year, a refurbishing project took place at U.S. Vets – Inglewood with the help of the Los Angeles Rams and Rocket Mortgage. The renovations included interior updates in the dining hall, and additional pool tables in the on-site entertainment center. The afternoon also included food and conversation, as Rams legends Todd Lyght and Harold Jackson were in attendance mingling with the veterans.
U.S. Vets – Inglewood, located near the corner of West Arbor Vitae Street and Hindry Avenue, is the inaugural U.S. Vets site and aims to support successful transitions of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, and career development.
The afternoon event concluded with a “Camo Ribbon-Cutting ceremony” of the refurbished dining hall. Through the U.S. Vets’ “Make Camo Your Cause” campaign, wearing camouflage is encouraged as a way to show appreciation and gratitude for our veterans and their service, as camouflage print was designed to conceal and protect our soldiers in combat.
“‘Make Camo Your Cause’ is a way to honor our veterans during Veterans Day so that we can bring in more money to help support our services. Not only do we provide housing to homeless vets, but we also offer case management, career development, and other programs that support families and women,” said Jessica Gholson, Program Direction of U.S. Vets – Inglewood.
Those who are interested in supporting the U.S. Vets Camo Cause can shop for camouflage merchandise on the U.S. Vets website. “Initiatives such as this will bring in additional dollars that will help grow our programs and give us the ability to expand our services even further,” said Gholson.