Our Mission: "To help Veterans obtain the care they earned and were promised"

What We Do

  • Help Veterans receive all the benefits they deserve from the VA, Douglas County, State and Federal governments.
  • Transport Veterans to appointments at Reno VA hospital and Eye Center.
  • Help Veterans find apartments and move them into their new quarters.
  • Provide local transportation to VA Clinic, grocery store and food closet.

Monthly Meetings

We meet the second Monday of every month, 1PM at the Douglas County Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410, 775-782-5500.  If you're hungry, join us for lunch in the cafeteria just before the meeting.  The cafeteria fills up quickly, so it is best to be seated by 11:30 AM to ensure that you will get a seat!

Veteran Support

WAVE offers a Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) service certified by the Nevada Division of Veterans Services 9AM to Noon the first and third Friday of each month at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in the senior center conference room, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV.  Advocate will disseminate information and make referrals to Veteran Service Officers.  For appointment, contact John Louritt at 775-265-3138. Drop-ins are also welcome.

We Need Your Help!

The WAVE Committee is dedicated to helping Veterans. Identifying and meeting the needs of Veterans in Douglas County is our major goal. However, an individual's place of residence will not restrict WAVE's commitment to help. No Veterans will be turned away.

WAVE is made up of volunteers (most of whom are Veterans, ourselves) and none of our funds go to administration. We could really use your assistance with helping Veterans in the following ways:
  • Contributions to support training activities
  • Help with identifying Veterans in need of any kind of assistance.
  • Help in providing memorials to Veterans who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you want to help, WAVE wants you!  If you don't have available time to volunteer, consider making a monetary contribution at our secure account via the form in the right-hand column of this page.
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