“The only field in the San Gabriel Valley that solely supports our military”
Covina Rotary Club unfurls 2001 Flags honoring our Troops and Veterans
In 2011, the Pentagon estimated that 20% of our Veterans would be homeless. Covina Rotary took a stand and made a huge commitment to ensure our local Veterans would be cared for. We started planning Field of Valor, and it took us a year to launch the first field in 2012. Covina Rotary, in collaboration with the Veterans Administration, local law enforcement, and community support, has taken six homeless Veterans from under their tents in Azusa Canyon, and placed them into housing. They remain in housing and are productive members of our society today. In addition, we have helped over 450 Veterans stay in their homes, and have paid rent, utilities, and various other bills on their behalf.
One hundred percent of the funds raised from the Field of Valor will provide assistance to our local Veterans, the families of our deployed military, and the Ontario USO. No other Flag Fields in our area currently dedicate the money they raise solely to benefit our military.
How you can help our Veterans:
Join the many others in our community who have been supportive of Field of Valor. You can be a Field Sponsor at various levels (click on the Help Us page), sponsor flags for your military employees, and/or sponsor a flag in the Field for any active military or Veteran. Be sure to visit the Field of Valor between November 7th and 14th (click on the Events page). All events and visits to the Field are free of charge.
The Covina Rotary Club has made this an annual event, so watch this website or visit www.CovinaRotary.com for information about each year’s event!
Download PowerPoint Slideshow of the event:
You can watch a slideshow of photos taken at the 2012 Field of Valor here! Just click on the button below to download and view the PowerPoint presentation. It’s about 60mb in size so it may take a few seconds to download and start, so be patient.
Donations greatly appreciated!
You can dedicate a flag to a veteran of your choice, or you can be a sponsor of a block of flags. Or if you’d just like to help us support our Veterans with a little financial assistance, you can do either by clicking the DONATE button below. Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly toward helping the Vets!
If you are dedicating a flag (for $40 donation), be sure to include information about the person you’re honoring in Paypal. NOTE: There will be a box titled “Honoree Name, Rank, & Branch of Service” where you can provide this info.
Apply for Help:
If YOU or someone you know is a Veteran or in Active Duty and needs financial help, you may qualify for a grant from the Field of Valor. To apply, please download our Field of Valor – Request for Funds pdf file. Fill it in and send it to us for evaluation and we may be able to help. Your application will be kept confidential.
2020 Event Coming Soon!:
The San Gabriel Valley experiences an amazing sense of patriotism while viewing and honoring those that serve and have served this great Nation. A section of historical flags graces the Field through for the entire event.
The Field of Valor has more stories than American flags. Bring your family to this wonderful experience.
Vet Hunters need supplies!:
Vet Hunters is an organization that helps homeless and disadvantaged veterans with basic life support. They currently need help in collecting items listed here. If you can help, contact them at www.vethunters.org or bring these items to the collection tent at the next Field of Valor.
Poligrip, Denture cleaner, Small cans of shaving cream and razors, Chapstick, Sunscreen, Flip flops for the showers, Anti fungal creams and sprays for athelets foot and ringworm. Large backpacks. Soap,
Toothbrush/toothpaste, Washcloth or hand towel, Deodorant, Comb, Shampoo, Tissues, Hand sanitizers, Feminine hygiene products.
Contact Us: Covina Rotary Club, P.O. Box 334, Covina, CA 91723
Rotary Website: www.CovinaRotary.com
Phone: (626) 332-2978