Hello, My name is Raeford Smith, Sr. I was born and raised in North Carolina. My childhood was rough to say the least and growing up, all I wanted was to get as far away from home as possible, as [...]
U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. has provided permanent housing to veterans since 2003. In February 2015, a newly-renovated facility opened which serves 85 veterans daily, and also provides employment assistance and housing support to veterans and their families.
U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. was awarded the prestigious Peter Dougherty Award for Excellence in Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans at the 2015 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans annual conference.
Each year generous donors and organizations volunteer to buy Christmas and Holiday gifts for our veterans. We ask our Secret Santa’s to spend between $50- $100 per gift.
Veterans are starting to submit their requests, with the goal to have them in by November 25, so your can take advantage of Black Friday sales. The list will remain open until December 17 as new veterans come into the program everyday.
Gifts are to be delivered to U.S.VETS Administrative Offices by Tuesday, December 18th. Gifts maybe wrapped with the veteran’s name attached or unwrapped and Santa’s elves will wrap them.
To serve as a Secret Santa, please email our volunteer at DCVolunteer@usvetsinc.org.
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Thank you for your support PenFed Foundation!
U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. was awarded $20,000 from the PenFed Foundation in support of our veterans and their families in need of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. Thank you to the Foundation for their continued support to serve those who served and end veteran homelessness in the District of Columbia Metro Area.
Clifton Lewis is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS Washington D.C.
Mr. Lewis has more than 16 years of experience in the social service/nonprofit field assisting vulnerable populations. His roles include serving as an integral member of The Community Partnership team as a Housing Subsidy Coordinator; a supervisory, clinical and assessment role with the Family Tree Healthy Families Program and a Program Coordinator with the Young Fathers Responsible Fathers Program. Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tele-Communications from Morgan State University.
Stuart N. Rutchik
GreenComm Technologies, LLC
David M. Clark
The PenFed Foundation
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
United States Military Academy (West Point) Class of 1986
TISTA Science and Technology Corporation
Community Volunteer Advocate
Megan Mesko, CPA, CFE
Cotton & Company