Eastern Washington Veterans' Task Force
Providing 38 Years of Service
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We are a network of 260 service organizations, Government agencies, private businesses, individuals and organizations that serve veterans and families in and around the Spokane area.
Emails are sent out to spread the word about events and our monthly meeting is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at different locations around town.
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Eastern Washington Veterans Task Force Group
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Task Force Today:
Eventually, the Veterans Task Force name was changed to the "Eastern Washington Task Force." It comprises of members that provide resources for medical, educational, transitional, employment, homeless, legal & other government recognized support agencies for veterans. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of Each Month. The venues change so it is important to use the contact information below:
Jennifer Allison-Oord firstname.lastname@example.org
Transtional Patient Advocate
OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Team
Mann-Grandstaff/Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial
VA Medical Centers
4815 North Assembly Street,
Bldg 7, RM 145
Spokane, WA 99218
Office: (509) 434-7286
Fax: (509) 434-7149
Task Force History-
Excerpt from article by Luis Cerna, WDVA Field Manager regarding the formation of our Veterans Task Force:
"In the fall of 1978, I established an advisory board for the Spokane Field office of Veteran Affairs with the purpose of assisting us in focusing our services to meet the needs of the community. Having Come from the community college system myself, I called one of my colleagues, Jim Israel (from Spokane Community College), and invited him to be a member of a newly formed advisory board. It was in 1979 that we saw a need to expand. It was then that we changed the location of our meetings, and being that Jim was working at SCC, he secured our present location at Orlando's Restaurant on Campus. We also changed the name to the "Veterans Task Force." It did not take long after that, that representatives from all the schools in the area and federal and county took an interest and asked to be part of the task force. "
"Throughout the years the Task Force has maintained the focus of providing and sharing information aimed at improving our services to veterans and their families. This task force continues to grow stronger, with a great sense of unity among all members who are sincerely representing the community. "
"We have come a long way, and I hope that we can embrace new challenges and be a speaking force for those we serve." Luis Cerna
Veterans are the heart of our country,
by supporting them,
we strengthen the core of our existence.