24 September 2012, Spokane, WA – The Army OneSource (AOS) Washington (WA) Faith Alliance members met to coordinate their upcoming “Healing Communities For Veterans” (HC4V) event on 19-20 October 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Lakewood in Spokane, WA (western WA). The HC4V event is intended for Clergy/Chaplains, Faith-Based Counselors, Veteran Groups, Community Coalitions and Government Leaders. The event includes presentations from the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services-Access to Recovery, Army OneSource WA Community Support Coordinator -“Treating the Invisible Wounds of War”, the War Experience Project (Mr. Rick Lawson, WA ARNG Iraq Veteran and Founder), and Chaplain Rick Bulman of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. The Alliance’s goals are to (1) encourage and promote healing through ministry, communities, and neighbors for all Service members and Families, and (2) offer outreach opportunities across the state for local Faith Based members to dedicate efforts to support local Military. Additional WA Faith Alliance events are planned for Gonzaga University (eastern WA) and Yakima National Guard Armory (central WA). The WA Faith Alliance’s goal to hold “Healing Communities For Veterans” events across the state will engage local Faith Based members to support Washington’s 62,409 Active Duty, 28,000 National Guard and Reserve members, and 670,000 Veterans.