In Paris Tennessee at the Sgt. Michael H. Ferschke Jr. AMVETS Post 22 of Blount County, Post Commander Mark Frederick administered the oath of office to the members of the newly formed Sons of AMVETS Squadron 22-TN.
Sons of AMVETS Department of Florida continues their DIRECT to VET activities by presenting another scooter to Korean era veteran Mr. Jack Messmore. Mr. Messmore is one of 30 veterans this year that has benefitted from this statewide program to increase mobility options and enhance the quality of life of our vets.
On December 16 Sons of AMVETS Squadron 48-NY members transported toys to the Navy Operational Support Center for the children of Navy Military Personnel located in Farmingdale, NY. Squadron 48-NY held a raffle to help support this toy drive. Once funding was in place they shopped for the toys and gathered together on December 14 to wrap the gifts. This
Many Squadrons across the country have taken advantage of P.N.C. Daniel K. Briggs’ Commander’s Project. The Arts and Craft Kit program is a DIRECT TO VET effort to provide free therapeutic craft kits. The kits have helped traumatized vets improve their motor skills, while also developing better feelings of self-esteem and self-worth.
As we approach Christmas 2016 I am reminded that the meaning of this day is held in our hearts and shared with family and friends. On behalf of the over 22,000 Sons of AMVETS nationwide I would like to extend Merry Christmas to everyone in the AMVETS family and all our friends.
My Commander's Project will be in support of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is having an increasing impact on our Veterans, most notably with those who served in the Persian Gulf.
As we begin 2017 I am asking that all Squadrons nationwide join my effort. There is no cure for IBD and more fact-finding investigation is needed. With your help CCFA can continue vital research programs and provide the needed outreach to those afflicted and help them cope with this daily burden.
In advance I would like thank everyone for your support. For more information regarding the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and to participate please contact National Sons of AMVETS headquarters at 301-683-4099.
In Fellowship and Service,
National Sons of AMVETS
IMPORTANT UPDATE: PNC BRIGGS ARTS & CRAFT KIT PROJECT
In keeping with our mission of “Sons Serving Veterans” we are now ready to fully implement the next phase of my Arts and Crafts Kits Project. Effective immediately Squadrons may request kits to distribute to help heal our Veterans or hold Arts and Craft Kit events at your respective Posts. The following URL https://www.healvets.org/for-veterans/request-kits-for-your-facility will direct you to the Help Heal Veterans – USA (HHV) "Request Kits For Your Facility" page.
Simply complete and submit the online form. Upon review you will be contacted by an HHV representative to confirm the request and schedule shipment.
Each kit contains “Thank You” postcards. Please ensure these are completed and mailed. The distribution and assistance provided to the Veterans is also a valid project report. Submit your activity so your Squadron receives credit for being participatory in this effort.
Feel free to contact me directly at 419-563-4759 or email@example.com if you have any questions or need assistance.
Thank you in advance for your support as we continue to fulfill our mission.