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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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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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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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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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VVA South Bay Chapter 53 Donates to Homeless Veterans Standdown

February 4, 2016

U. S. Veterans Initiative Los Angeles hosted its 2nd Annual Homeless Veterans Standdown at the end of last year. Los Angeles has consistently held the highest numbers of homeless veterans in the United States. The…

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A More Difficult Year

April 21, 2015

BY SANDY MILLER, CHAIR The Homeless Veterans Committee continues to work to end veteran homelessness. The final year of the VA’s five-year plan will challenge those who provide direct services to homeless veterans. (more…)

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Planning A Stand Down

April 21, 2015

BY SANDY MILLER, CHAIR Another Leadership & Education Conference has passed. This year the committee’s presentation was on planning a stand down, as well as an update on the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)…

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IMPROVING CRITICAL HOMELESS VETERAN PROGRAMS

April 21, 2013

WASHINGTON – On July 18, 2012, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R. 1627, the "Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012." This bill addresses several areas of concern for veterans,…

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