Today, Veteran’s gathered around for a holiday celebration at the Corpus Christi Vet Center.
Members of the Veterans Memorial High school Orchestra visited the center by performing Christmas songs during the celebration. In addition, food and coffee were donated by Taylor Center Deli and Ready Reserves Restaurant. Gift cards were also donated by Texas Road House that were raffled every ten minutes.
This event was organized to commemorate Veterans for serving our country and to show appreciation for all that they have done.
“I think getting these veterans here together for the holidays can get them out of that isolation, and gets them out of that funk if they were in one. It also just elevates the spirits, and that’s what we are here to do, to make sure everyone is good to go” said Will Hernandez, Outreach Coordinator for Corpus Christi Vet Center.
The Corpus Christi Vet Center helps Veterans and their families through several adjustments that they may face, that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. These services include individual and group counseling in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), readjustment counseling, military sexual trauma, and various types of therapy. All services are free of cost and strictly confidential.
The Center will be partnering with the Coastal Bend Food Bank for their next upcoming event, for a health cooking demonstration. The purpose is for wellness, body, and spirit. The event will be January 11th, 2019 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
“We’ve got a lot of things coming up, December turned out to be very busy and so will the month of January. But our main mission is to help these veterans with any readjustment or PTSD that they may be experiencing” Hernandez said.
For more information, you can call the Corpus Christi Vet Center at 361-854-9961.