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Serving Thanksgiving to Veterans at Veterans First in Santa Ana & Garden Grove

We have so much to be thankful for: Family, Friends, Health and especially Our Freedom.

Veterans First strives to provide the best possible services to our veterans.

Please look below for your name and where you are to be at 10am on Thursday morning. If you are also able to bring a side dish (to fee 10), drinks or a dessert, that would be great. You are not obigated to bring anything but their donations were a bit thin this year

Josephine House - 12781 Josephine Stret, Garden Grove, CA 92841 (22 people)

  • Annachalee Reitz
  • Art Scotten - Silverware/ paper towels, cashews
  • Brian Berends - Dressing/Salad
  • Bruce Armstrong
  • Cathy Marsh - Silverware/Pie
  • Edward & Christian Hayden
  • Fady Rainier +1
  • Francis koscienza - Drinks
  • Jan
  • Jason
  • JC Clarke
  • Jim & Eric Loges - Yams
  • Joseph Pazienza
  • Kari O'Toole - Green Bean Casserole
  • Kim Alexis - Desserts
  • Kris Marmol & girlfriend
  • Linda Shea/Gerhart - Vegetables
  • Llynne & Lailynn Switzer
  • Lucy Comstock - Pies
  • Michele
  • Randy Nichols - Vegetables
  • Robert, Heather & 7yr old daughter
  • Steve F
  • TC
  • Vicky +1
  • Virginia Sheeham'Vivian Smith - Mashed Potatoes
  • Walter Santana Sr -Rolls/Butter

Manor House: 1611 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706 (16 people)

  • asdghig +2
  • Brandon Ray
  • Carol & Her Dad
  • Catherine Evans
  • Chris Warren
  • Darlene
  • Dennis Loya +4
  • Francie - Rice/Cranberry Salad
  • Fred
  • Glen Biener
  • Gwenny
  • Isabel Lopez (10am-noon) - silverware
  • Jaqueline Gerra - Appetizer/Pie/Drinks
  • Jeff Gunther - Sweet Potato w/marshmellows/Big Salad
  • Jennifer Carmichael +2
  • J'ne
  • Ken Park & Kerry Magharebi
  • Kris Marmol
  • LIsa
  • Lisa Leon
  • Missi
  • Paul +1
  • Randall May
  • Robin
  • Ron Lucio
  • Susan Hawkins/Robert & Tasha
  • Terry Fletcher
  • Vivian
  • Wei
  • Zhuzhuna Kuchukyan

Broadway House: 2025 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706 (16 people)

  • Annie - Pumpkin Pie
  • Belinda Lee/Judy/Carol - Cranberry Sauce & olives/Two Cases of water
  • Bett Beynon - Salad/Dinner Rolls/Dressing
  • Christy
  • Connie Arellanos Meza +sister - Mashed Potatoes & Cream Corn
  • Don R
  • Eduardo Palacio
  • Ellen +1
  • Frank Romero/Mike White
  • Heather +1
  • Holly Downs - Rolls/Butter
  • Jackie L +4
  • Karen Kaye
  • Kate Romero - Scallop Potatoes
  • Kevin Stull
  • KT Bower - Drinks
  • Lisa David
  • Lisa William - Vegetables & Pie
  • Mary Lynn & her Husband
  • Patricia
  • Paul Brown +1 - 24 cans of pepsi
  • Randall May - Pies (2 or 3 from Polly's)
  • Rayanne
  • Rebecca
  • Stan Martin
  • Tim Butler
  • Trish Romero/Tom & Zach

Please add what you are bringing in the comment section, please or text me (Kate) at[masked]

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  • Kate R.

    Loved and appreciated the great turnout

    November 28, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    1 · November 22, 2012

    • KT B.

      You are a natural organizer. Looking forward to working on other volunteer projects with you. Thank you kindly for a fulfilling and awesome experience to meet the vets that keep us free...KT BOWERS

      November 22, 2012

    • Fred

      Great Job Kate

      November 23, 2012

  • Sheryl

    Kate thank you for organizing. Great event and wonderful group if volunteers.

    November 22, 2012

    • Dennis (The Bear) L.

      Yes Kate you did an awesome job of putting this together. Thank you.

      1 · November 22, 2012

    • KT B.

      Best thanksgiving morning in many years.... Wonderful vets and volunteers loved it.... Already looking toward Next year. Thanks Kate, KT BOWERS

      November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got to the GG house@ 10am. Randy said to come back @ noon because turkeys weren't done cooking. Went back @ noon and the house director thanked me but said they had more than enough volunteers. I guess that's better than not enough volunteers.

    November 22, 2012

  • Lisa W.

    Hi Kate, and everyone I met at the Broadway House this morning. I appreciate being given the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event, and meeting so many fabulous people. As I mentioned to Kate, I would like to see the group continue to volunteer at the Broadway House, perhaps on a once a month basis. Jaqueline, I will see what I can pick up to give you for the Broadway House. Also, I was given a card by Dan with his surfing classes email, but I can't seem to find it in my purse, so please contact me at either[masked] or [masked]. Thanks again all, I hope to see you again soon. Lisa Williams

    November 22, 2012

  • jacqueline g.

    it was a good idea and a great experience for people. I think the vets enjoyed having us there. I truly enjoyed the experience.

    November 22, 2012

  • jacqueline g.

    Hello Kate, thank you for organizing all these homes and to everyone that volunteered their time. I went to the Broadway, SA location. Everyone was really nice both the volunteers and vets. My favorite part was sitting with each veteran and listing to their story and just having a good oh conversation. I took a wish list from each vet of items they need at the home and personally. If anyone wants to help me with this list that would be great. I plan on returning to their home in a couple weeks with these items. please see if you have any extra of the following you can donate to well deserved people.
    2 Smoke detectors / carbon monoxide detectors/ batteries aa, aaa, 9 volt / flash lights/ rags to wipe things/ queen bed size sheets/ surge protectors/ shower rack holder/ shower head/ cleaning supplies/ CD players/ tv/ floor rugs/ newer fridge/ floss/ reading glasses 175 & 125 / bath rob 3x/ sweat shirt with hoody & zipper size xlrg.
    Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!

    November 22, 2012

  • Randy N.

    Great group of vets and volunteers at the Josephine Home in GG. Nearly all who signed up showed up and pitched in. Went pretty smoothly. Felt like they were glad we were there. Lots of good leftovers stocking their refrigerators too. Good day!

    1 · November 22, 2012

  • Virginia S.

    Lots of food, great people, and a few of the vets placed their request for more events and visits. I think they enjoyed our company. Garden Grove

    November 22, 2012

  • Ed. P.

    I was at Santa Ana's 10 to 10 I left 11:15 only one lady was there.........

    1 · November 22, 2012

    • Virginia S.

      That sounds odd we had about 30 it seems like in Garden Grove. The Vets were extreamly greatful, I was glad to be there.

      1 · November 22, 2012

    • Lori B.

      There were lots of people on Broadway.

      1 · November 22, 2012

  • Randall M.

    It was a good idea and I am certainly glad to help, but ... there were not too many veterans at the Santa Ana location I visited. Not a problem - I am sure the food will not go to waste!

    November 22, 2012

  • Kim A.

    Thank you Kate for organizing this event, we had lots of wonderfull people at the Josephine house and lots of food! Thank you all...

    2 · November 22, 2012

  • Dennis (The Bear) L.

    This was one of the best organized events I have been part of, there almost is never enough people to volunteer and there were plenty of people. Thank you Kate, GREAT JOB!!!

    November 22, 2012

  • Ed. P.

    I was at Santa Ana's 10 to 10 I left 11:15 only one lady was there.........

    November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    1 · November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    1 · November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    1 · November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    1 · November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    Thank you to everyone who came and shared their Thanksgiving. All of the Veterans appreciated your time and food. I am very proud to be amongst such caring people.

    November 22, 2012

  • Kate R.

    We need more side dishes donated for mainly the two Santa Ana houses but Garden Grove will accept donations too. They need Mashed Potatoes, Yams. Green Bean Casserole or Vegeatables. If you can donate, please add to comment section so I can notify the centers. Thanks. Kate

    November 20, 2012

    • Ed. P.

      I Am here with a lady!! Where is everybody else?????

      November 22, 2012

    • Ed. P.

      1540 e Edinger SA

      1 · November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, on my way to Garden Grove house:)

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, on my way to Garden Grove house:)

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, on my way to Garden Grove house:)

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, on my way to Garden Grove house:)

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, on my way to Garden Grove house:)

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, on my way to Garden Grove house:)

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, on my way to Garden Grove house:)

    November 22, 2012

  • Vinil

    My other volunteer event maybe overbooked this morning, so please let me know if you still need any more volunteers. I can be there.

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What can we bring?

    November 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sienfeld?

      November 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure, I would be happy to. I saw my name was on both locations which one am I going to?

      November 21, 2012

  • ~Patricia~

    I will bring pasta salad to Broadway House. Bringing another volunteer with me.

    November 21, 2012

  • asdghig

    Kate I am going to garden grove if its ok we talked on the phone about the changeand we bringing dessert and side dishes

    1 · November 21, 2012

  • Virginia S.

    I was unable to join your meeting last night I work until 7pm, but if you would tell me which location to go to and what you would like me to bring I will. I can bring a pumkin pie and make either cranberry sauce or green bean casserole, or mashed potatoes or stuffing or whatever it is you think you will need. Just let me know. [masked]

    November 20, 2012

  • Lisa W.

    Kate, I am just concerned that the vegetables will get cold before I get there. What do youn think?

    November 20, 2012

    • Kate R.

      There is a kitchen on the premises

      November 20, 2012

  • sheila

    Kate, I will bring yams-Garden Grove. Jan

    November 20, 2012

  • Lisa W.

    Kate, should I arrive at the Broadway House at 10 am on Thursday? I can bring vegetables and pies. Do they have microwaves to reheat?

    Lisa W

    1 · November 20, 2012

    • Kate R.

      I am not sure of microwave, Lisa

      November 20, 2012

  • Kim A.

    I will bring desserts.

    1 · November 20, 2012

  • Holly

    I'm bringing rolls and butter to the Broadway House. Thanks for the update, Kate!

    November 20, 2012

  • Randall M.

    I am listed under both Broadway and Manor House. Perhaps my mistake. I was planning to arrive at the Broadway House. If there is a need for deserts, I can pick up a few pies fro, Polly's. How many would you suggest?

    1 · November 20, 2012

  • Franci

    hi Kate Glad we finally connected with schedules at the roadhouse yesterday. this is confirming I'll be at the 1611 n broadway house and will bring a rice/cranberry salad. Thanks

    November 20, 2012

  • Ed. P.

    If we do good to just one person in need a day imagine how may people will benefit , it doesn't take too mush, start now, look carefully in yr neighbors ................

    Thanks for thi

    November 18, 2012

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