February 3 at 6:55pm

Collaborative of North County Presbyterian Churches supports local veterans

In an effort to pool resources for a greater impact on the local homeless veteran community, several Presbyterian churches began a countywide initiative last summer to benefit Interfaith’s veteran programs.

The Veteran’s Homeless Initiative Presbyterian Church Collaborative launched in August 2016 and includes supporters from The Village Church, Rancho Santa Fe; Solana Beach Presbyterian, Christ Presbyterian Church, Carlsbad; Grace Presbyterian Neighborhood Church, Vista; and The First Presbyterian Church, Oceanside. In the last six months, each of the churches have made significant contributions to Interfaith’s veterans programs including move-in kits, mattresses, food items, and cash donations.

“It’s our goal to support permanent housing for our nation’s homeless veterans here in North County,” said Reverend Dr. Jan Farley of The Village Church. “Many of our members have either served in the armed forces or have relatives and friends who have served.  We believe supplying essential household items goes a long way towards helping these well-deserving men and women settle into permanent housing.”

Interfaith thanks members from each of the churches for their generosity and contributions to our local veteran community! Their donations have directly impacted the lives of our nation’s heroes by making their return to self-sufficiency a little easier.