DAV Mobile Service Van Visits VFW - 2005
The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service office will be at the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2005. All Veterans are welcome to check on their claims and to receive the latest information on benefits earned while serving their country. Veterans may also file claims at this time. The service is provided free to Veterans and family members of Veterans and questions will be answered by Professional DAV Service Officers. It is not necessary to be a member of the DAV. All are welcome to this program sponsored by the DAV.
DAV To Supply Phone Cards To Islanders Serving Our Country - 2004
In an effort to keep close with your loved ones overseas, the local DAV is generously contributing phone cards to the men and women from Grand Island serving our country. If you know a relative or friend who would benefit from this worthy cause, send his/her military address to:
1307 Ransom Rd. Apt. 3B
Grand Island, NY 14072
or email to davchpt168@AOL.COM
DAV To Hold Annual "Forget Me Not" Fund Raiser - 2004
Members of the Disabled American Veterans Grand Island chapter will hold their annual "Forget Me Not" fund raiser on June 24-26, 2004 at various locations on Grand Island. Funds from the drive will help support the Transportation Network at Veterans Hospital, which serves Grand Island veterans, and veterans in the WNY area. Funds are also used to help needy and homeless veterans in this area. "Your generosity to support our veterans is greatly appreciated and we thank you," a spokesman for the DAV said this week. "Wear a "Forget Me Not" to show your support."
DAV Mobile Service Van Visits VFW - 2004
Dan McMahon Photo Joseph (Little Joe) Stefaniak of Baseline Road, Grand Island is shown reviewing his veteran's benefits in the DAV van with DAV representative Michael G. Scholl, Jr. NSO. The DAV Van was at the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2004. Veterans from as far away as Batavia, NY came to meet with representatives of the DAV to discuss their claims, present changes and to make general inquiries of the benefits available to all veterans.
VFW, DAV Receive Awards - 2003
The Veterans Administation Hospital Volunteer Service Program presented awards to the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 and the Grand Island Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans for their volunteer service at the VA hospital. Award certificates were presented at a dinner in the Hearthstone Manor in Depew on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 honoring all veterans and non veteran organizations. During VA Facility Manager Dennis Heberling's welcome address, he commented on the the people, hours and donations received through the efforts of the volunteers. Dennis acknowledged the 868 volunteers who contributed 148,746 hours of volunteer service during the last year. Cash and non-cash donations to the VA amounted to $257,110.00 during the same period. Volunteer Program Manager Mark J. Francis, commenting on a Thanksgiving Dinner for the homeless veterans and their families to be held on Sunday, November 23, 2003, said that they are in need of volunteers to help serve this dinner.
DeGlopper Memorial Post 9249 Donates $2500 For Van Purchase - 2003
Click photo for larger view. Shown are Ronald D. Tears (DAV Dept. of NY-Commander), Grand Island DAV Chapter #168 Commander Paul F. Kane, Lee Becker, Sterling Haslam, Don Richard, Bernie Brice, Walt Cowan, Jerry Korzen, VFW Post 9249 Commander Mike Cutini, Jim Skindell, Sr. Vice Commander Wally Wigdorski and Adjutant Mike Coffman.
The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post 9249, Grand Island, NY made a donation of $2500 to help purchase vans for transporting veterans who have no other means of getting to and from medical appointments at the Veterans Hospital and Clinics. Drivers for these vans are desperately needed. Call Mark Francis, Director of Voluntary Services, 862-8667 to volunteer.
Benefits/Assistance For Disabled American Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will visit the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post #9249 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. 2003 to help Veterans and their families process claims and answer questions about benefits Veterans have earned while in the service of their country. Many Veterans are unaware of the help that they are entitled to. This service is free to Veterans and family members of Veterans. The Veterans Service Officers are trained professionals who are ready, able and willing to help and to answer questions. Veterans are asked to bring any documents they may have, pertaining to their case ie: DD 214, Discharge or Separation Papers, Claim #s or any information that would help to expedite their claim.
Disabled American Veterans Thank Grand Island
Members of the Disabled American Veterans extend a huge thank you to Grand Island residents and all donors who made their "Forget Me Not" Flower fund drive a great success. "The people of Grand Island really came through when called upon to help the Disabled American Veterans and their programs to help their fellow veterans," a spokesman for the group said this week. "Thanks also to the HSBC and M&T Banks, Tops Friendly Markets and Wilson Farms for their cooperation," he said.
The DAV also extends appreciation to volunteers Ron McNamee, Jack Bates, Dan Ryan and Sue Larsen who contributed many hours to help the Veterans, and to The Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge #180 for the use of their facilities as headquarters for the fund drive.
Disabled American Veterans Forget-Me-Not Day
The Disabled American Veterans annual "Forget Me Not" Flower fund drive will be held on June 19-21, 2003 and donations will be collected at Tops Market, Wilson Farms, HSBC Bank and M&T Bank. Donations will be used to aid the DAV Transportation Network at Veterans Hospital (Van Service) and various Veterans services.
ATTENTION All Veterans
Do you have questions about benefits you have earned for serving your Country in the Military? The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service office will visit Grand Island from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. Wednesday, July 23. 2003 at the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post #9249 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. Your questions will be answered by Professional DAV Service Officers. This service is free to Veterans and family members of Veterans who can avoid rumors and wrong information from sources that do not have the latest information about Veterans Benefits. Do yourself a favor and get the right information from trained veterans Service Officers whose only concern is to help you receive the benefits you have earned. You do not have to be a member of the DAV. All are welcome to this program sponsored by the DAV.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Scholarship Announced -
Renamed The Kenneth F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship - March 2003
The Grand Island Chapter #168 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) announced this week that the annual scholarship for 2003 will be known as the Kenneth F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Kenny Wagner, who was instrumental in the initial granting of scholarships by The Disabled American Veterans of Grand Island. Ken served as Secretary for many years and believed in the furthering the education of Our Youth. The officers and members of the DAV also voted to increase the scholarship from $300.00 to $500.00. The members of the Grand Island High School Senior Class of 2003 are urged to participate and apply to vie for this help to further their education.
Information may be obtained from Miss Carolyn Fabiano, Grand Island High School, Guidance Center.
"The Disabled American Veterans wish the Class of 2003 good fortune. You are the future leaders of our nation, and we are in your hands. Thank you all."
DAV Mobile Service At VFW
Jodi Hayes Photo The PFC. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post #9249, Veterans of Foreign Wars, hosted the Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office (MSO) which was stationed at the VFW Post #9249 on Friday, October 18, 2002. Shown are VFW Trustee Joe Synakowski and DAV Commander Paul Kane
DAV Chapter #168 Donates $1,500 For Van
DAV Commander Paul Kane (second from left) presents a check of $1,500 to DAV Transportation coordinator Richard Klock. Others are (left) DAV member Joseph Synakowski, William F. Feeley (director, VA WNY Healthcare System) and DAV member Bert Payne. Funds were the result of the 2002 "Forget Me Not" flower drive.
Commander Paul Kane of Chapter 168, Disabled American Veterans presented a $1,500 check to Veterans Administration Director William Feely today (October 3, 2002) to help launch a campaign to raise $32,000 for the purchase of a van for the Disabled American Veterans Volunteer Transportation Network. The network provides transportation to veterans for medical appointments. Volunteer drivers are being recruited to take veterans to their needed medical care. To volunteer, call Mark Francis at 862-8667.
Notice To All Veterans
Sponsored by Chapter 168, DAV, Grand Island, NY
The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office (MSO) will be stationed at the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post #9249 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 18, 2002.
Veterans and dependents of veterans are invited to inquire about benefits due veterans and their families. Veterans who have claims pending and/or wish to file a claim for benefits, are urged to speak to a well trained service officer of the DAV. This service is provided free to veterans and their dependents by the Disabled American Veterans. You may be entitled to benefits you earned while serving in the Armed Forces that you are not aware of.
The Congress of the United States of America has cut veterans' benefit funding over the past few years to the point of depriving the veterans and their families of well earned benefits. If you have had problems applying for medical care at the Veterans Hospital or getting prescription drugs from the VA, this is your opportunity to get the answers you need.
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