URGENT NEEDS:

COVID-19 RESPONSE

STEP is on the front lines, combating the coronavirus with essential supplies and financial support.

How is STEP responding to COVID-19?

STEP has activated an Emergency Response to provide our local military families with critical basic needs to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about what STEP is doing to help our SoCal community combat COVID-19, thanks to the funding support of corporations, individuals, and organizations like you!

                  How You Can Help                 

Monetary Donations

Help STEP address the immediate needs of our local military and Veteran community impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak by making a donation to our Emergency Response Fund. Click below to donate!

$25 = 1 EMERGENCY BAG

$75 = 3 EMERGENCY BAGS

$100 = 4 EMERGENCY BAGS

$250 = 10 EMERGENCY BAGS

$5,000 = 700 INDIVIDUALS SERVED

In-Kind Donations

STEP is accepting in-kind donations at the San Diego Headquarters Monday – Friday 10 AM – 12 PM.

 

Current Needs:

  • Baby Wipes

  • Hand Soap

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Lotion

  • Cleaning Supplies

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Gift Cards (Vons, Walmart, Commissary)

  • Gas Gift cards

                    Get help!                   

DRIVE-THRU WOW DISTRIBUTIONS

STEP is hosting bi-weekly Drive-Thru Warehouse on Wheels (WOW) Distributions to combat gaps in essential needs.

 

Please follow STEP on Facebook or sign up for our Financial Freedom Newsletter to apply for a spot.

 

Capacity is limited to 300 attendees and fills up quickly. Please keep your eyes out for the next sign-up opportunity here.

DIRECT COMMAND DISTRIBUTIONS

Is your command directly impacted by COVID-19? Please email Tracy Owens for information about Individual Command food/diaper distributions on-base and how we can help you help your service members.

Due to current government regulations, this is a limited case-by-case option.

FINANCIAL COUNSELING

As we adjust and respond to these uncertain times, it is important to stay vigilant with your finances to ensure this doesn’t impact your financial health in the long-term. STEP’s social workers, trained in financial counseling are offering FREE, virtual 1-on-1 financial counseling to anyone with a military ID.

 

Please apply at stespsocal.org/efa-app. For more information please email info@stepsocal.org

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

STEP’s mission is to promote financial self-sufficiency among our junior active duty and recently discharged Veterans in Southern California. We look forward to helping you in identifying and reaching your financial goals. Based on our assessment, we may provide a grant to stop the loss of a critical basic need.

 

To apply for assistance, please visit stespsocal.org/efa-app. After you have submitted an application, your social worker will be in touch within 3 business days about qualifications and eligibility.

               News & Updates                

                  Other Resources                 

For media inquiries, contact tracie.winn@stepsocal.org. If your company would like to make a matching contribution, contact laura.white@stepsocal.org. For all other inquiries, please email info@stepsocal.org

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