Committees

 

 

VVA 862 - COMMITTEES

 Designated Chairperson's

Agent Orange

Mike Coligure *  724-942-4337

Community Services

Chuck Inman * 724 - 709-7747

Finance / Auditor

Wayne Cumer   *   724- 774-2626

Government Affairs

Bart Farzati   *   724 - 777-2193

Highway Clean-Up

Charles Ray  *  724-827-8310

Homeless Veterans

Bill Porupsky  *  724 - 495-2708

Honor / Color  Guards

Ray Litzinger   *  724 - 378-5855

Rich Raich  Asst  412 - 974 - 6282

Hospitalized Veterans

(Looking for Replacement)

Membership

Gary Shaffer  *  724 - 643-8941

Memorial

Rich Tindell  *  724-622-0724

Memorial Bricks

Ron Heitzenrater   *  724-452-7483

Minority Affairs 

Lynwood Alford  * 724 - 843-6319

Nominating

Lon Hogue  *  724 - 846 - 8857

POW / MIA Chairman

Phil Morris   *    724-643-5725

PTSD  

Ray Litzinger  *  724-974-9192

Public Affairs

Katy Miller - 724 - 709-8104

PX

Frank Petz  * 724-774-1867

Scholarship

Lon Hogue   *    724 - 846-8857

Veterans Affairs  -  Advisor

Beaver County VA Office   -  Veterans Service Officer

Kathy Nairn     *   724 - 770-4450

VVA 862 Chapter Service Co-ordinaters

Michelle Wilcox  *   724-847-3463

Nick Pavkovich   *   724-847-0592

Veterans Assistance Committee

Larry Googins   *  724 - 868-7090

Women Veterans & PA State VVA Rep

Michelle Wilcox - 724-847-3463

Webmaster

Lee Corfield  *  724 -775-3027

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FEDERAL LAW ON FLYING THE POW/MIA FLAG

Submitted by Phil Morris

The Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 105-85, section 1082, signed by President Clinton on November 18, 1997, mandates

that the U.S.Postal Service, the White House, the U.S. Capital, the Department of State, Defense and Veterans Affairs, all

National Cemeteries in the Federal System, the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial must fly the

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POW/MIA flag on the folowing days each year:

Armed Forces Day - the 3rd Saturday in May

Memorial Day - the last Monday in May

Flag Day - June 14th

Independence Day - July 4th

National POW/MIA Recognition Day - 3rd Friday in September

Veterans Day - November 11th

If any of these days fall on a non-business day, postal facilities are required to display the POW/MIA flag on the last business

day before the designated day, as directed by Postal bulletin 21967 dated March 12, 1998

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Extra Information you may need to make "Reservations" to

attend any Vets Breakfast Club, breakfast.

Veterans Breakfast Club - Todd Depastino

Contact Info: 412-623-9029 or todd@veteransbreakfastclub.com

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Here are the contact addresses for the President as well as the Secretary


& Treasurer. They should be able to handle any questions you might have.
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Larry Googins  - President

110 Hamilton Ct.

Baden, Pa. 15005-9617

724 - 869-7090

ljgoogins.vva862@comcast.net


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Michelle Wilcox   -  Secretary

140 Tower Lane.
New Brighton, Pa. 15066
 724 - 847 - 3463

doc8416@comcast.net

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Jake Barsottini - Treasurer

624  - 4th St.

Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010-3206

 724-601-7293

jbarsottini@gmail.com

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PTSD -  Updates

June is PTSD Awareness Month

This site just added. "Click Here" for the most Updated Information.

 

PVAF - Pennsylvania Veterans Assistance Fund. Inc

 

Sobering Statistics:

There are 939,069 Veterans in PA of which 697,433 are war veterans.

More than 1,500 veterans are homeless in PA and more than 14% live in

poverty. The highest poverty is among veterans ages 18 - 34. Veterans

Suicides are 20.44 % of the veteran population more then double the

percentage for the general civilian population. Sources: US Census Bureau

 

Mission Statement:

"The mission of the PVAF is to foster, encourage and promote the improvement

of the condition of all veterans and their families by helping existing of future

programs work toward this goal".  Under our "Articles of Incorporations" the

corporation is organized, and shall be operated exclusively for scientific,

charitable and educational purposes:

 

To help foster, encourage, and promote the improvement of the condition of all

veterans.

 

To promote physical and cultural improvement, growth and development, self

respect, self confidence, and usefulness of veterans.

 

To help homeless veterans and eliminate homeliness for our proud heros and

their families.

 

To help incarcerated veterans improve, overcome whatever issues they have,

including substance abuse, and restore their dignity so they become active

contributors to our society.

 

To eliminate discrimination suffered by veterans and to develope channels of

communication which will assist veterans to maximize self-realization and

enrichment of their lives and enhance life fulfillment.

 

To improve the social welfare and quality of life of veterans especially in the

areas of employment, education, training and health.

 

To conduct and publish research, on a non-partisan basis, pertaining to the

relalationship between veterans and the American society, the role of the United

States Government

 

Who Are We?

We provide significant services to Veteransand their families in crisis of financial need, programs for

homeless, hospitalized and incarcerated veterans, comminiuty related services, education and

mentorship for health issues such as Post Tramatic Stress, Tramtic Brain Injury, Toxic Exposurer

including Agent Orange. Chemical Weapons, Depleted Uranium, and Contaminated Water Related

Illnesses. We are keenly aware of Veteran Suicides Rates and will help refer veterans in crisis to the

appropiate facility. We work with any sister agency to help Veterans and their families.

We are a 10% volunteer organization. Not one of our officers or board members

receives any compensation. The only expenses we incur are

administrative such as maintaining our website, postage and office supplies. these

make up less than 2% of our budget. 

 

Donations are desperately needed

 

Special benefites on our web site for Silver, Gold, and Platinum, corporate

donors, small business donors.

If you want to make a donation in person today fill in the amount $_________,

 

Make it Payable to the: PA Veterans Assistance Fund and mail to the

Treasurer, Larry English, 230 Allen Lane, Duncansville, PA. 16635.

Your donation is fully tax deductable and greatly appreciated by the PA

Veterans Community.

We also greatly appreciate your passing this information on to your

employees and ask that they generously donate to us by check ot through by

payroll deduction through the combined federal campaign.

 

Pennsylvania Veterans Assistance Fund, Inc

A Registered PA Non-Profit - Federal 501(c)3.

EIN No. 23-2823932, CFC No. 99987.

 

HQ: President Jake Barsottini,

624 - 4th St.

Patterson Heights, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010-3206.

PH: 724-601-7293

FAX 888-261-5236

Email: jbarsottini@gmail.com

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Thank You for serving our country & Protecting our Freedom's

 

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