Housing Our Heroes

To NJ’s Homeless Veteran Supporters:

This is a reminder of our upcoming networking event on June 27 to provide current and value-added information to help our neediest of veterans and their families. Those of you that have responded, thank you, and I have responded as such.

Attached is a flyer [click here] for our 5th regional Housing Our Heroes Forum that will be conducted on June 27, 2018 in Brooklawn, Camden County in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Camden Diocese and The American Legion. See attached flyer for additional details.

The purpose of this networking event is to assist with improving and encouraging communications between agencies that aid veterans with all related homeless veteran services and benefits. This session will also give attendees the opportunity to provide brief overviews of their programs. Invitees are primarily limited to veteran housing and employment services, and benefits. Veteran Service Organizations’ homeless veteran representatives and elected officials are also encouraged to attend to learn how to identify (Mayors’ Challenge) our homeless and the resources available to assist them. We will have national and regional subject matter experts to provide current strategies, efforts and funding opportunities.

Therefore if you would like to attend please register at robert.looby@spb.nj.gov. Please include your cell #, website, services provided, and if you would like to have a table for your resource information. Light morning type refreshments will be served. If you have any questions please contact me.

 

 

Memorial Day Thanks

The S.A.L. would like to send their thanks for all your contributions and the time you spent with our Post Veterans this past weekend.

The Post really looked good, thanks to our landscaping/clean up crew of: Bill Burns, Phillip Welsh, Walt Finken, led by Ned Galbally. A lunch of cheese steaks, chips, & cokes were enjoyed by all.

Thanks to the set-up crew of: Bill Burns, Walt Finken, & Phillip Welsh who set up tables & chairs both inside and outside at the Post!

Thanks also to Richard Tucker for the Saturday morning breakfast gathering with the veterans & 2 cemeteries flag placing.

Thanks to a really sharp Flag Detail consisting of: John Tracy, Richard Tucker, Ed Taylor, & Steve Miller. Although the parade was cancelled in Avalon due to the weather, the flag detail stood for the entire ceremony in the Avalon Community Center, and then marched in the Stone Harbor Ceremony from St Paul’s to the Women’s Civic Club, and then stood again at the American Legion Post 331 Ceremony!

The open house went off with out a hitch thanks to: Craig Costigan & Ned Galbally (beertenders), Bill Burns, & Carter Winterbottom. The community turn out was fantastic as the word got out about the: Springer’s Ice Cream, the gourmet hot-dogs & sauerkraut, chicken noodle soup, ice cold draft beer, and the Philly soft pretzels!

The clean-up crew did a super job getting us all home before 4:00 pm after a long day consisting of: Ned Galbally, Walt Finken, Carter Winterbottom, Bill Burns, & John Tracy.

The whole weekend was truly a success and we should all be proud of the support we provided to our veterans and American Legion Post 331. Thank you very much for supporting us.

A special “shout out” to: Maureen Kizeik who volunteered her time handing out over 300 AL/SAL handbooks at Avalon & Stone Harbor; and Sal Emma & Joe Filachek who volunteered to assist.

American Legion Handbook

Dear Veteran Supporter,

The American Legion Post 331, which serves Stone Harbor and Avalon, would like to Thank You for your continued support for our Veterans.

As we prepare for the 2018 Memorial Day Parades that will be held on Monday, May 28 in both Avalon and Stone Harbor, we have begun working on our annual Handbook that will be distributed along the parade routes. Additionally, the book will be available from Memorial Day to Veterans Day at various locations on the island.

The American Legion Handbook gives local businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to place an advertisement, personal tributes and thanks to our county Veterans in recognition of their service. Proceeds of the Handbook will be used to help support county Veterans programs and Post operations. There will be a minimum of 1,400 books printed and distributed through the year.

This year, we will be working with Seven Mile Publishing to create ads and print the books. Their expertise will greatly help, not only to produce the book, but to create more opportunities for color advertising. All ad work and printing will be handled by Joanna Heston who can be reached at jheston@7milepub.com or contact Jon Ready at readyjn@gmail.com. On the Donation Sheets below, you will find the different levels of advertising opportunities, as well as an opportunity to be an exclusive sponsor for the free standing insert for the Memorial Day Events.

If you would like to place an advertisement or personal note of thanks to our Veterans in the Handbook, please follow the links below.

Our objective this year is an improved Handbook, which includes more advertising opportunities, improved quality and a removable Memorial Day program. But, our number one goal is to give support to our Veterans.

For those that have continued to support our Veterans through Post 331, we thank you for your support. For those that are participating for the first time, WELCOME!

S.A.L. donate to the Veterans Memorial Home and Haven

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 331, Stone Harbor, recently donated $5,000 to a variety of organizations serving veterans in southern New Jersey. the Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland and Veterans Haven South were among those beneficiary organizations, each of which received a gift of $1,000. Pictured (left to right) Allyson Bailey, Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland; Sal Emma, Squadron 331 member; and Col. Walter Nall and William Lobach, Veterans Haven South.

S.A.L. donate to Volunteers in Medicine

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 331, Stone Harbor, recently donated $6,000 to a variety of organizations serving veterans in southern New Jersey. Volunteers in Medicine, Cape May Court House, was among those beneficiary organizations. Pictured, accepting a $1,000 gift (left to right) Mary Tighe, Craig Costigan, Squadron 331 Gifts and Donation Team chairman; Jacqueline Meiluta; Carolyn Johnson Peterson; and Elizabeth Crowley, MD.

House Passes Roe, Walz Resolution Authorizing American Legion Centennial Coin

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, released the following statements after the House passed Roe and Walz’s resolution to authorize the creation of a commemorative coin in honor of The American Legion’s 100 years of service to America’s veterans.  “Since 1919, The American Legion has dedicated itself to serving our nation’s veterans,” said Roe. “I’m proud to stand with Ranking Member Walz and my colleagues in the House today to honor the Legion’s century of service by authorizing the creation of this commemorative coin. I look forward to continuing to work alongside the American Legion in our shared goal of improving the lives of America’s heroes.”

“For nearly a century, the American Legion has worked tirelessly day and night to improve the lives of our veterans and their families, and for that reason, words cannot express the gratitude I have for the men and women of the American Legion,” said Walz. “As both a veteran and a legislator, I see firsthand the results they achieve for veterans on a daily basis. That is why I am honored to stand alongside my dear friend, colleague, and fellow veteran, Chairman Phil Roe, as the House passes the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.”

The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act would authorize the U.S. mint to produce a commemorative coin for The American Legion’s 100th anniversary of its founding in 1919. The mint would issue the coins for a one-year period beginning January 1, 2019, and proceeds from the sale of the coins would support The American Legion’s program and services, which fall under four categories: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Children and Youth and Americanism.

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Golden Oldies Night.

Put on your dancin’ shoes and don’t miss Post 331‘s Golden Oldies Night.
  • Friday, July 14
  • Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave.
  • Doors open 6:30 pm; music 7 – 10 pm
  • BYO food & beverage, ice will be provided
  • Music by Pro DJ Services – taking requests all night for your favorite Golden Oldies
  • Just $10 per person to benefit veterans
  • Spread the word and bring friends and family, open to all
Questions: contact Tom McCullough, 609-402-1824 or tpmlem@yahoo.com

VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM LAW CHANGES

On April,19 2017, The President signed a law that removes the August 7, 2017 expiration date and allows VA to utilize funding dedicated to the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) until it is exhausted. The VCP is a critical program that increases access to care for Veterans by authorizing millions of appointments for Veterans in the community. This fact sheet highlights the three changes made to the VCP.

 

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