St Michael the Archangel Veterans Group
Who we are:
We, the Veterans, and our families are coming together to serve those who are actively serving and those who have served in the past. We will support by providing information and mentors. By our actions as warriors, we will spread God’s love for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
The St. Mel Veterans Group has annually held a Veterans Day Mass and breakfast and Memorial Day Mass and cup of Joe honoring those who have served, those who are currently serving, and those who are now deceased. A running list of Veterans, Active Duty, and Deceased Veterans is maintained and read at each of the commemorative Masses.
BENEFITS AND RESOURCES:
~ Sacramento County Veterans Services – Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) assist with benefit entitlement determinations, claims development, and filing claims to the VA. https://ha.saccounty.net/benefits/VeteransServices/Pages/VeteranHome.aspx
~ Transportation - https://ha.saccounty.gov/benefits/VeteransServices/Pages/Transportation.aspx
~ Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance. If you need help with daily activities or are housebound, find out if you qualify by clicking on the below link: https://www.va.gov/pension/aid-attendance-housebound/
~ CalVet – Assists with Education, Employment, Healthcare, CalVet Home Loans, Housing, Advocacy, and VA claims. https://www.calvet.ca.gov/
~ Expanded Breast Cancer Screenings – For more information click on the following link: https://news.va.gov/122448/breast-cancer-screening-through-service-act/
~ Lung Cancer Screening - To find out if you qualify click on the following link: https://www.research.va.gov/programs/lpop/Lung-Cancer_Infographic.pdf
~ Caregiver Support Program - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a Caregiver Support Program (CSP). A CSP team is located at the Mather VA hospital. Call toll-free at 1-855-260-3274 for more information about the program.
IMPORTANT MILITARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES
- February 3rd – Four Chaplains Day. A day to remember the four U.S. Army chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice when the USAT Dorchester sank during World War 11. For the story of the Four Chaplains click on the following link: https://fourchaplains.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Story.pdf