HSU Vets Band Together - Humboldt State Now

HSU Vets Band Together

Veterans are used to sticking together and helping each other through hard times and that’s exactly what a group of HSU Veterans is doing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It happened organically really,” said Marine Corps Veteran Daniel Jacobs (‘14, Social Work). “The desire to want to help each other kicked in with everyone right away.”

Jacobs, who is pursuing a Master of Social Work at HSU, is part of a group of HSU student Veterans who are delivering food to each other and sharing information about community resources. “We have someone who is making regular runs to Costco and I have made some food deliveries myself,” said Jacobs, who also makes sure he keeps a safe distance when making deliveries.

To stay connected, they created a Facebook group called “VETs Covid-19 Response Team.”

“A lot of people are cooped up indoors alone, so having people to talk to is helping quite a bit,” says Jacobs. “It’s great having a group of people to reach out to in case anyone starts getting cabin fever or is getting frustrated. This is a really scary experience and a life-changing event, and I’m going to be able to look back and say I had a whole community of people that were looking out for me.”

HSU VETS (Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services)
HSU VETS is still offering limited services. Since 1990, HSU VETS has helped military affiliated students (veterans, active duty, and dependents) navigate financial and academic resources and transition from military to civilian life. Contact 707.826.6272 if you have questions.

Health & Wellbeing Support
Students who may need support can contact Counseling & Psychological Services, which is offering services remotely by phone and Zoom (video conferencing). For more information or to speak to a counselor, please call 707.826.3236.

More information on the HSU COVID-19 website