San Francisco Zoo Visit

For the past two years, VFW Post 4103 (So. San Francisco) has sponsored a special visit to the San Francisco Zoo for patients in various programs of the VA Palo Alto Healthcare system. This visit is for veterans, their families, caregivers, VA staff, and Post members and has been a huge success both years. With the support of the SF Zoo, VA Palo Alto, and generous donations from many sources, Post 4103 brings over 200 guests for a day at the Zoo, complete with entertainment, catered lunch, guided Zoo tours, close-ups with zoo animals, behind-the-scenes looks at the Zoo and of course, plenty of camaraderie with others vets. Check out the photos of the zoo event.

Veterans, family members, and caregivers from the following units and programs were in attendance:

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Homeless Veterans
  • PTSD Recovery
  • Adult Day Respite
  • VA Convalescent Care
  • Home Based Convalescent Care
  • Poly Trauma Recovery

We look forward to providing this unique experience for veterans in years to come.

Thank you to our 2012 donors:

  • The San Francisco Zoo
  • VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
  • South San Francisco Elks Lodge #2091
  • Dignity Memorial
  • Luigiā€™s Italian Restaurant of Pacifica
  • Upper Crust Deli of Pacifica
  • Safeway of Pacifica
  • Starbucks of Pacifica
  • Sun Valley Fine Foods of Pacifica
  • Many anonymous cash donations in support of our SF Zoo event