Friends and Family Can Help 3


Please click here to see all we help vets get help with.





With 16 events a year, we need volunteers to help with;


  • Cooking
  • Traffic Control
  • Data Entry
  • Office assistance, from greeting to correspondence and follow up
  • Outreach to Vets and/or Volunteers
  • Just about any skill you are willing to share


To talk with Know A Vet, about how you can help, please use this form, or contact us at (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet


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No amount of advertising will ever replace the voice of a friend.


From talking with someone one-on–one, to talking with any group, or giving out cards with the San Jose Vet Center contact information so that others who may know of a vet who is having trouble at work or with drinking or drugs or pain or making the rent or with relationships, can pass them on.


Perhaps it is talking to your employer or school about reaching out to vets on their staff, or hiring a Vet?


  • You or we can talk with, or make presentations to groups you may be part of, such as PTA, Faith Group, Book Club, service organizations, etc., to help reach out to veterans who deserve a better life.
  • Contacting stores, colleges,, etc., to make appointments to talk with them.
  • Putting posters in store windows
  • You can be part of our outreach team, doing data and mailing work, or speaking with groups, businesses, or faith based organizations.
  • Putting posters and business cards on a company bulletin board and tracking them for refills. Of course the business will have already agreed to let you do it.
  • Your turn.  Suggest any way you can think of to get the word out that there is a better life possible for vets.


Please call Know A Vet at (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet, or use this email form, for suggestion on how and what to say.  You will even have our business cards to hand out so people don’t have to remember where to go.
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The materials we use to get to the places the vets frequent, from social media to stores and soup kitchens all come from private donations to Know A Vet.


All the expenses necessary to advertise and get vets to come out to around 20 events each year, are not covered by the VA or any other governmental agency.  It all comes from private donations and those of the organizations who support us, such as Rotary’s.   These and many other programs we have developed are all part of the extras we provide to help vets get back to their best life after deployment.

That work includes: providing clothing so that a Vet can go into an interview with confidence; finding temporary support in the forms of food, transportation, babysitting, computers, phones, etc.

YOU can support our work, helping those who have served, to return to civilian life!

Any amount will be greatly appreciated.


NO monetary donations should ever be given to anyone claiming to represent Friends of the Vet Center or Know A Vet.


Or, you can send a checks payable to and mail to:

Know A Vet

Box 698

211 Hope Street

Mountain View, CA 94042

 And please remember to ask your employer if they have matching funds.  MANY companies do, and that can double your donation as well as putting Friends of the Vet Center and Know A Vet on their radar.

 To talk with Know A Vet, about how you can help, please use this form, or contact us at (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet.

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If you work for a company or belong to an organization there are other ways you might be able to help.

If you go to those organizations, you may be able to promote employment or internships of veterans, or outreach and networking, sponsorship, etc.

 Please look at the sections on BusinessFaith CommunitiesGovernment and Educators, to see how you might be able to approach them for help.


 YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Just give Know A Vet a call at (833) 566-9283  that’s (833) KnowAVet or send us this email form and we will help you plan your discussion, and if you like, we will go with you to back you up with full details.

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While you are helping others, please don’t forget to help yourself.  Check in the Friends and Family section for support services the San Jose Vet Center can provide for you as well as your vet.


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