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Chapter 949 Serves Homeless Veterans

March 16, 2017

Tri-State Chapter 949 recently served lunch at the VA's Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Huntington, WV for National Salute to Veterans Week. The veterans were joined by the local AVVA chapter to provide soup, sandwiches,…

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Chapter 757 Prevents Homelessness for Vietnam Veteran

Chapter 757 Prevents Homelessness for Vietnam Veteran

March 8, 2017

Chapter 757 of Brookings, OR stepped up to prevent a Vietnam veteran and his cat from going homeless after his home caught fire. Air Force veteran Bob Prindle lost everything in a fire and was…

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Sevierville, TN

Chapter 1078 Replaces Wildfire Victim’s Purple Heart

January 27, 2017

Friday was an emotional day in Sevierville, TN for Jim Cogdill, a disabled Vietnam veteran. The motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America is “never again will one generation of vets abandon another.” Jim Cogdill,…

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Photo illustration produced by the U.S. Navy supporting the Suicide Prevention program urging Sailors to speak up and seek guidance. Sailors throughout the fleet are encouraged to work together as commands,    units,    installations or other groups to recognize suicidal tendencies and behavior and act to prevent it. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest/Released)

Chapter 227 Prevents Eviction During Holidays

January 18, 2017

Prompt action and a grant by Chapter 227 prevented the eviction of a woman veteran from the apartment she shares with her three children in Arlington, VA  just before Christmas. The financial emergency was due…

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Chapter 499 Sponsors Thanksgiving for Homeless Veterans

December 1, 2016

Through the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford, MA, Chapter 499 helped deliver meals and sent Thanksgiving Day greetings to veterans or their spouses. The Veterans Transition House was founded by a group of Vietnam…

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Chapter 982 Contributes to Success of Stand Down Event

November 21, 2016

The 2016 Santa Barbara County Veteran's Stand Down in Santa Maria, CA received support from Chapter 982 for its fifth annual event supporting veterans. Chapter 982 supported the event by distributing hot meals to over…

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Forget-Me-Not Flowers

Chapter 978 Receives Support from Local Businesses

August 18, 2016

Homeless veterans in the Lander, PA area recently received support from the David L. Woodburn Chapter 978 by way of a flower sale. The chapter sold forget-me-not flowers to raise money to aid a homeless…

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Chapter 227’s Minuteman Alert Prevents Veteran Eviction

June 14, 2016

The Minuteman Alert from the Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 in Arlington, VA was successfully used to prevent a military veteran who sustained injuries in Iraq service as a State Department employee from being…

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Homeless Veterans Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

HV-1 Homeless Veterans as a “Special Needs Population”: The committee feels that, with the current push on the VA Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness, it is seeing a fair share of money going into veteran…

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Williamsburg Chapter 957 Gives Back to Community

February 4, 2016

Mid-County Park in Virginia is mainly known for its unique space “Kidsburg” that children frequently adventure in. However, not far from the play area is the permanent dedicated space for a memorial in honor of…

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