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KSBY – ‘Tears in my eyes’: Veterans return home to passionate welcome after D.C. memorial tour

Veterans — primarily from the Vietnam Era — spent all day Tuesday in Washington D.C., touring various sites and memorials before arriving on the Central Coast Wednesday night. By: Ken Allard Local veterans who visited Washington D.C. to see veterans memorials at no cost returned to the Central Coast Wednesday night — and a passionate crowd awaited their arrival. The trip…

KSBY – 280+ veterans receive gifts thanks to Veteran Angel Tree program

By: Katherine Worsham A local non-profit gave out gifts to local veterans and their families in Santa Maria on Friday. It’s all part of the Welcome Home Military Heroes group’s Veteran Angel Tree program. Earlier this year, organizers placed seven trees at different businesses across the Central Coast. Hanging on the tree were cards with veterans’ wish lists. Community members could…

KSBY – Si’s legacy lives on: Nonprofit sending care packages to troops

By: Neil Hebert Even with the passing of the organization’s fearless founder, the nonprofit Helping Soldiers in the Desert marches on, providing care packages to troops serving overseas. Si Tenenberg was a firm believer that no troop, regardless of their deployment, should go underserved. Under his tenure from the organization’s inception in 2006 to his passing in February of 2022, the…

“Welcome Home Military Heroes” Veteran’s Angel Tree program celebrates success

By: Sydney Morgan Posted at 5:23 PM, Jan 05, 2023   and last updated 5:23 PM, Jan 05, 2023 Welcome Home Military Heroes celebrated its 5th annual Veteran’s Angel Tree program. “It was our most successful year so far,” said Cheryl Tolan, the co-founder and secretary of the organization. The members of this organization team up with social workers and the Facebook group…

Si Tenenberg’s care packages mission marches on after his passing

By: Neil Hebert Posted at 9:41 AM, May 30, 2022 Si Tenenberg, a marine veteran and founder of Helping Soldiers in the Desert, died in February. With his passing, the organization’s future was uncertain. In a story that’s Positively Central Coast, Si’s dedicated group carries on his legacy one box at a time. “As soon as he found out that we were…