On May 7, 2016, U.S.VETS – Phoenix hosted the 1st Annual STEPS FOR VETS 10K/5K/1Mile race at SRP Arizona Falls Park. The highly successful event to raise awareness of veteran homelessness resulted in over $13,000 in net proceeds that will directly assist veterans in need through U.S.VETS’ housing and support services.
According to Michelle Jameson, Executive Director, “We are honored and humbled by the support we have for STEPS FOR VETS. We began our planning process hoping to have 200 runners, walkers and volunteers, on event day 331 participants came to show their support of our veteran community. With the challenges that veterans face today with PTS and suicide rates continuing to climb, this is a wonderful way to show veterans that they are not alone, that people in the community truly care and have their back. U.S.VETS – Phoenix has an amazing staff working 24/7, many who are veterans themselves, who understand firsthand the needs and are here to help in times of crisis.”
U.S.VETS would like to thank our sponsors: Arizona Department of Veterans Services, Arizona Central Credit Union, Jennings Strouss, Jewish War Veterans Post 619, Polsinelli, Larry and Paula Petrowski, Casino Arizona Talking Stick Resort, Elks Lodge, Hensley Beverage Company, Mercy Maricopa, Michelle and Corey Jameson, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Campus, VALIC, West Coast Ultrasound Institute, GOS Products for Business.
A special thank you to our STEPS FOR VETS committee members, volunteers and partners including: Col. Larry Petrowski (Ret.), Kimberly Ruht, Michael Biggs, Robin Munck, Randy Roberts, The Combat Dolls, Team RWB, SuperMs. Arizona Jenna Juniper and BBMC.