*****DECEMBER 9th LEGISLATIVE UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW*****
 

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Attention to ALL Members: Spring NEC meeting minutes are now available for your review.

Access is available through the NEC Minutes tab or Forms tab.

 

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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.

My Commander’s Project will be in support of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

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 gat

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.

On behalf of the Sons of AMVETS nationwide, I would like to extend to all a heartfelt and prosperous New Year!

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.

Thanksgiving is the time for all to pause from their normal daily activities and express to our Creator our most humble appreciation for the bounty that we as Americans enjoy. On behalf of the Sons of AMVETS nationwide I would like to wish everyone in the AMVETS family and our friends a Happy Thanksgiving.

Ronald Reagan may have encapsulated Veterans Day best with this statement: “We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was.

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HELP HEAL VETERANS SELECTED AS COMMANDER’S PROJECT

Sons of AMVETS National Commander Richard Thibodeau will support Help Heal Veterans (HHV) through his Commander’s Project in 2019-2020. 

Help Heal Veterans' mission is to support the healing and enrich the lives of veterans and military personnel. Healing arts and crafts provide a therapeutic experience for all veterans including those who are hospitalized, in shelters, in convalescent homes and those undergoing therapy for a wide range of physical and mental challenges. The kits, provided free of charge to the veteran, become a part of the patient's treatment plan, giving them a creative outlet along with tangible therapeutic and rehabilitation benefits. 

Since inception, Help Heal Veterans has delivered nearly 31 million arts and crafts kits to veterans and veteran facilities nationwide, along with active duty military overseas.Kits range in categories including woodworking, leather, models, and a variety of needlecrafts, paint-by-numbers and many others.

You may visit www.healvets.org to learn more.

All are invited to join with Commander Richard to support our veterans and active duty members through this DIRECT to VET program. Donations may be sent to National Sons of AMVETS, 4647 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706. Please make your checks payable to National SOA and mark the memo line HHV. 

 

PROJECT REPORT

Greetings to all Sons,

Through November 15, 2019, 180 Squadrons and Departments have recorded over $3,032,134in activity for 2019-2020. GREAT JOB!!!!! On behalf of the veterans we serve, THANK YOU!!!

Your commitment to our mission, "SONS SERVING VETERANS", is noteworthy. Our proactive Direct to Vet approach has had a positive impact on those we have pledged to serve. As an organization it is important that our programs be recorded. To that end, all are encouraged to register at www.sonsofamvets.org so you may submit your project reports

Please contact me directly at mickandlynda@verizon.net if you need assistance submitting reports or if you have difficulties with registration. If preferred you can call or text me at 813-445-0253.

Take Credit for your volunteerism and report your activity!

In Fellowship and Service,

Mick Ciesla
2nd Vice Commander/Webmaster
National Sons of AMVETS