Our mission is to secure donations to purchase wreaths, ensuring that each grave site at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
is recognized and honored during the holiday season.
We are also concentrating on raising awareness of this project and encouraging other civic groups, organizations and individuals to join in this effort each year, for this and other cemeteries.
2020 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
**Volunteers needed to unload trucks on Friday, Dec. 11th @ 3:00 PM
(Teenagers and adults)
Please call or text 707.249.5852 if you are able to help unload trucks and let us know how many in your volunteer group....thank you! Event goes on, rain or shine!
**Volunteers needed to place wreaths Saturday, Dec. 12th
Having to adhere to the group restrictions, the morning program that typically precedes the wreath placement has been cancelled for this year. Instead, volunteers are welcome to visit SVNC on Saturday, December 12th, to assist with scheduled placements starting at 8 AM, that will be ongoing throughout the day, until all are placed. Plans are being prepared to allow for spacing out volunteers during the day to keep everyone safe and volunteers are reminded to wear masks and to carpool. Staff will be directing parking within the cemetery and plan updates will be posted on our Facebook page: Wreath Project (Sacramento Valley National Cemetery). You are encouraged to check back here frequently and check the FB page. You may want to join the email group ([email protected]) for event information and year-round updates as well.
**Volunteers needed to pick up wreaths for disposal on-site, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 @ 7:30 AM
Volunteers may bring a pole or dowel to work in pairs and string wreaths on them for easy pick up. Wreaths are hauled out to the curb and picked up by garbage trucks. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and this usually takes 90 minutes or so; no sign-up required...just show up!
To sign-up for our email group and keep current with events and volunteer needs at SVNC, send an email to [email protected].
2020 Early wreath placement
For families and friends wanting a more private placement, wreaths will be available for pick up at the following locations starting on Saturday, December 5th. You may pick up a wreath and place it any time before the public event Saturday, December 12th. You will notice that this year there will be an early pick up location at the cemetery. It will be a drive-thru station to keep everyone safe and socially distanced. Call or text 707.249.5852 for any questions.
10 AM - 3 PM: Saturday & Sunday, December 5th & 6th (weekend only);
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery drive-thru
*Dixon location (new this year)*
8 AM - 4 PM: Monday - Friday; December 7th – 11th; Grow West
8751 Pedrick Road, Dixon, CA
8 AM - 12 PM: Monday - Friday; December 7th – 11th; Stocking Real Estate
7 E Main Street, Ste D, Winters, CA