On the morning of Saturday June 9, the Inland Valley branch volunteered their time to the Help Heal Veterans organization, visiting their warehouse in Winchester, CA. The group worked together to assemble therapeutic craft kits for vets, which include: woodworking, leather, models, needlecraft, paint by numbers and more.
First established in 1971, Help Heal Veterans has provided free therapeutic arts and crafts kits to hospitalized and homebound veterans for generations. These craft kits help injured and recuperating veterans improve fine motor skills and cognitive functioning, manage stress and substance abuse and cope with symptoms of PTSD and TBI. They also help improve their sense of self-esteem and overall physical and mental health.
For the month of June, the Inland Valley branch held a colored pencil drive to contribute to the organization’s kits, with a total of 2000 pencils.