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Veterans Resource Center Welcome Sign Campaign Week 5

Meet VPAN Program Manager, Dr. Ron Gellis

This week we sat down with VPAN Program Manager Dr. Ron Gellis to get a broader idea of the work VPAN – Veteran Peer Advocacy Network – does. It’s pretty extensive and impressive, and we’re happy to have VPAN as a partner in Veterans West.

Click the photo below to check out our interview with Ron.

Meanwhile work continues on the physical space the Veterans Resource Center will occupy.

Volunteer Don Genereux removes tile from the deck in preparation for a new surface in the area.

You don’t have to cut floor tile to be a part of this project. Add your name – or a loved one’s – to our welcome sign and leave your own mark on the space. Help fill our board with heart-felt and heart-warming inscriptions that will inspire everyone who sees them for years to come.

Honor today’s veterans with your inscription or those who served before them, or just let them know you’re behind them all the way! 

We’ve got four inscription options:

  • One-Star$1,000 – Your name will be included on the Veterans Resource Center welcome sign alongside other one-star donors. 
  • Two-Star: $2,500 – Your name will appear on the Veterans Resource Center welcome sign with other two-star donors. Two-star level donor names will be displayed in a larger size than one-star level donors.
  • Three-Star$5,000 – You’ll receive a plaque inscribed with your name and two additional lines of text (total of three lines for your inscription).
  • Four-Star$10,000 – Four-star level donors will receive a plaque featuring three additional lines of text (total of four lines for your inscription).

But that’s not all. Your support matters at any level. If you prefer, you can donate an amount of your choice by clicking here.

One thing you can always do that’s free is help us spread the word. Share this campaign with friends and family. Let them in on your passion: tell them why this program is special to you and what makes you choose to support it.

All donors will receive a link to an online form when the campaign closes, telling them the number of characters they will be allowed to use and confirming their inscription. All funds raised through this campaign will support Veterans West programs at the Battleship IOWA!

You’re more than welcome to donate with a check if you prefer. Please mail it to:

Pacific Battleship Center
250 South Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Attn: VRC Campaign

If you have questions or need assistance making your donation over the phone, please contact Matthias Leier at 877-446-9261 ext. 746.

Thanks on behalf of Battleship IOWA and the veterans we serve!

Free Movie This Saturday!

Movies at the battleship are baaaaack! Jump in your car and come join us for the second film in the Summer Drive In Movie Series at the Battleship IOWA. This time bring your family to experience the inspirational story of musician Selena Quintanilla. It’s completely free!

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