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February 2018

·    VFW Applauds Two-Year Budget Deal  Eliminating sequestration still a job left undone

January 2018

·    New Online Tool Will Provide Veterans With Customized Instructions for Discharge Upgrade Process U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Jan. 25, 2018

November 2017

·    Minnesota Veterans 4 Veterans Trust Fund ( V4V ) approved  a $20,000.00 to EveryThirdSaturday Homeless Veterans Organization.  At the September 2017 Minnesota Veterans 4 Veterans Trust fund monthly meeting, the following grant was approved by the eight-member board of directors: EveryThirdSaturday Organization located at 4303 East 54th Street, Minneapolis MN 55417. A 501c(3) charity  was awarded $20,000.00  to be dedicated to working with homeless veterans and their families by helping and pursue a better future for them. They distribute necessary items e.g. clothing hygiene kits, sleeping bags, boots etc. to hundreds of homeless veterans. The objectives of this organization is to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of homeless veterans and their families. The grant is needed to establish programs that are not currently available which will encourage connection with others and discourage isolation and withdrawal and also allow the organization to commit funds to outreach efforts including the rebranding of a van donated by the DAV and participate in community events which let veterans get to know what they can do for them.   For further information on this organization contact Tom McKenna at 612-226-9981 The Minnesota Veterans 4 Veterans (V4V) Trust Fund is a 501c(19) non-profit organization established as the result of the 2006 sale of Lake Minnetonka Big Island Disabled Veterans Camp. The non-profit organization has eight board members, two veterans each who are appointed by the DAV, VFW, MOPH, and American Legion. The board oversees the funds from the sale of the island to the City of Orono and has a grant application process on their website. Grants are made to organizations serving MN veterans in a way that conforms to the criteria the V4V has documented online at their website.....Website: mnv4v.org ####

 

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Career Opportunities

Ramsey County Job Opportunities

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ramsey/default.cfm

Ramsey County HR Dept Phone: 651.266.2700 Email: ContactHR@co.ramsey.mn.us

 

February 25, St Paul

Program Press Release

for more about the “I Am Not Invisible” Project

March 12, St Paul

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Allina Health Hospice Program

Are you a Veteran hoping to find a volunteer opportunity with integrity?

 

Consider becoming a hospice volunteer with Allina Health. You can be that listening ear and companion for a veteran assigned to you in your community. We support Veterans throughout the entire metro where they call home; covering 33 counties in MN and into western WI.  Allina Health's hospice program is a "We Honor Vet's" Level 4 Hospice and we are building upon this commitment we have made to honor and support our Veterans at end of life.  For more information go to our web site www.allinahealth.org/hospicevolunteer and follow the link to apply onlinePlease complete the application or you may request an application kit or call with any questions at 612-262-7108.

 

 

MN Veterans Home Minneapolis

Come volunteer at the Minnesota Veterans Home- Minneapolis!

Our home was established near Minnehaha Falls not long after the Civil War as place for veterans to live after serving their country.  We are now a 341 bed skilled nursing care facility and our Residents are Minnesota Veterans and their spouses.  We have many ways you can contribute to the lives of our Veterans through volunteering here;  Adult Day Center Volunteer, Chapel Escort, Pet Visitor Volunteer, One on One Visitor,  Rehabilitation Therapy Escort,  Recreation Activities Volunteer or volunteer as a one-time or regular group of friends, co- workers, family, faith group, or student/ alumni group.

To learn more about the volunteer roles go to;

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org401290.jsp

To learn more about the Minnesota Veterans Homes go to;

http://mn.gov/mdva/homes/minneapolis/

 

At Your Service

 

Free Urns for Veterans

Made for Veterans by Veterans

Facing difficult funeral plans for your special Veteran?  During this time of need, families may contact us.  Please visit our website for information on eligibility requirements or how to donate to our program:

www.freeurnsforveterans.org

or Contact Dan Scott at 651-274-9844 or free.urns@gmail.com

The creation and donation of the Urns are made possible through generous donations to this nonprofit group.  Contact us if you’d like to help our mission.

 

Bugler Available to Volunteer Taps at Events

Mr. Pederson will play Taps as a Volunteer for your event Folks: I’m a musician who has been on sabbatical for many years and now a CEO of a software company.  Last year, I heard taps played on a recording machine.  Since that time, I’ve played at a number of events including two at Arlington National Cemetery. My frustration is that I can’t seem to get the word out I’m a volunteer (when in town) in MN.  I’ve talked to Ft. Snelling, a number of nursing homes, a number of VFWs, etc., but have NEVER had a request (except through BAA Buglers Across America). I’m here and willing.

Regards, Steve Pederson

spederson@brightplanet.com (m) 612-840-6888