Veterans Pancake Breakfast Benefiting The Soldiers Project Sept 22 | Community Spirit
Building on the momentum started last year, volunteers at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Roseville will host their second annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The event will benefit The Soldiers Project/Sacramento-Placer, a non-profit organization which provides free, confidential psychological therapy to active-duty military and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their family members and loved ones.
Golden brown pancakes and all the fixin’s will be served from 8-11 a.m. Besides pancakes, the Sept. 22 menu will include link sausage, juice, milk and regular or decaffeinated Starbucks coffee. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10 years of age. A discount will be available to veterans who provide identification.
Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for The Soldiers Project, which recently launched its new Peer 2 Peer program, a therapist-mentored group which allows soldiers to help other soldiers as they adjust to civilian life and deal with issues complicated by post-traumatic stress.
“We are so thankful that St. Anna’s volunteers have stepped up to the plate – literally – to raise funds for The Soldiers Project,” said clinical director Carolyn Fink. “We rely on grants and fundraisers like this one to continue our therapy with military men and women and truly appreciate all the work that goes into events such as this pancake breakfast.”
St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church is located at 1001 Stone Canyon Drive (at the corner of East Roseville Parkway) in Roseville. For more information about the breakfast, contact coordinator Mike Dindio at (916) 337-6331 or e-mail him at email@example.com
The Soldiers Project/Sacramento, named earlier this year by the White House as one of the nation’s top 20 military service organizations, is comprised of about 50 volunteer therapists who last year gave nearly 1,000 hours of free treatment to soldiers and their families.
The Soldiers Project/Sacramento-Placer office in Roseville may be reached at (916) 792-3728.
For more information about TSP and its programs or to be connected with a therapist, call 877-557-5888 or e-mail Sacramento@TheSoldiersProject.org
Source: Becci Angell, The Soldier Project