The Veteran community is deeply important to us at BEYOND. Last year we partnered with the Seattle Stand Down to give a hand up to Veterans and families of Veterans who were homeless or at risk of homelessness (see last year’s video to learn more). This year, as part of our growing effort to serve those who’ve served, we stand alongside the Seattle Stand Down’s partner organization Forward Operating Base (FOB) Hope, Task Force 12, and the Seattle Seahawks for Operation Turkey Drop. This event distributes turkeys, other food, masks, gloves, gas and grocery gift cards, and more supplies to Veterans and at-risk Veterans and their families. BEYOND donated over $13,700 worth of winter essentials, including warming baselayers and cold-weather jackets.
FOB Hope’s mission is, “To solve the tragedy of death among Veterans experiencing homelessness,” and we’re proud to join them in that cause. As we move forward into 2021 and beyond, we plan to continue growing our outreach and partnerships in service to Veterans and their families, both in our own hometown and in communities near you.