Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., Chapter 862 - Southwestern, Pa.
ANNOUNCEMENT Ė VVA / AVVA 862
As many of
you know our Chapter was asked by the National
V V A office in Silver Springs , MD to work with
The Children's Museum in Pittsburgh on their
annual sweater drive for the needy . We were
targeting " The Veterans Place " in Pittsburgh
that has housing for homeless veterans , the
Pittsburgh VA homeless program and all Veterans
in Beaver County nursing homes . Rich Kamzelski
and myself went to Pittsburgh Monday to pick up
the sweaters and when we got there, they had the
sweaters in bags for us . We proceeded to go to
"The Veterans Place" in Pittsburgh who needed 44
man's sweaters . We started to open the bags and
there were only 34 men's sweaters . I had spoke
to the lady at The Children's Museum twice in
the last two weeks keeping her informed of how
many male and female sweaters we needed . We
received 7 or 8 large bags of sweaters as she
had them packed and ready . We realized on our
first delivery 90% of the sweaters were female .
We stopped at the Red White and Blue store in
Bellevue, Pa. and spoke to the manager and she
gave us 100 male sweaters . This is the store we
get quarterly checks from national as they are a
V V A sponsored store .
We now have approximately 125 male
sweaters. I need about
to come to the Rochester V F W around
4 PM today
to help pack sweaters for Beaver County nursing
homes . Also I need a like number of volunteers
to help deliver to nursing homes on Monday . If
you are willing to help either day please leave
a message on my home phone
or shoot me an email .
"THANK YOU " in advance for your service to your
fellow veterans .
DON'T FORGET THE MEETING TONIGHT!
VVA 862 Reminders for this coming
(2) Two Things
Just a short note to remind all VVA & AVVA members to bring your
favorite dessert for Wednesday Meeting. Soon as the VVA meeting
is over, we will have a small gathering with food and
refreshments as we do every year at Christmas. This
will be for guests and VVA & AVVA Members Only!!!!
As we did at Novemberís meeting, this will be the last month to
bring in items for the Food Drive for the U P Church of
Darlington, Pa. Please bring in your non perishable goods to
Wednesday nights meeting.
Charles Ray has mentioned that they are very
appreciative for these donations.
Lifetime Membership Drive is underway
Lifetime membership is now
available for half the cost. The board has voted to pay half of
the lifetime membership. The board has allocated a certain
dollar amount to go toward this drive. We now have $3,000 to use
for the Drive. Once that amount has been reached, the
drive will end. Contact person:
Gary Shaffer 724.643.8941
Thank You - Gary