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Swords to Plowshares
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Thank you for your generosit…
Thank you for your generosity and your support for Swords to Plowshares and the veterans we serve. As a community-based non-profit, we rely on supporters like you to fulfill our mission of serving San Francisco’s most vulnerable veterans.

Your donation makes a huge difference. Every $1 we spend to provide free legal services leverages $26 for veterans in retroactive and ongoing disability benefits and healthcare.

Once again, thank you!

Sincerely,
Michael Blecker
Executive Director
5 years ago
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Star Lara
Hayward, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: May 23, 2013
Stuff About Me:

Ms. Lara served nearly twelve years on active duty in the US Army from 1995-2007, during her service she achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSG-E6) and was assigned to multiple duty stations as well as deployments that included Bosnia during Operation Joint Forge and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was awarded the Combat Action Badge and two Meritorious Service Medals for her service. She understands the impact of combat and the struggle to adapt to life as a civilian. Upon completion of her active duty commitment, she pursued a degree from California State University East Bay where she achieved a BA in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Communication. Ms. Lara now serves as the Women Veteran Coordinator and Community Educator for the San Francisco based veterans service organization; Swords to Plowshares. Swords to Plowshares’ Institute for Veteran Policy (IVP) developed Combat to Community training, a series of curriculum on cultural competency developed for community partners, including clinicians, faith-based communities, law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals, to address the challenges veterans face re-integrating into the community. 

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Amount Raised:

$1,200

 

120% Raised of $1,000 Goal