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Adopt a Veteran Gift Baskets

On December 11, 2015 TDVA Donated 10 Christmas Baskets designed to feed ten people per basket. This Adopt a Veteran program was started last year and is thus far a big success. The Social workers at the Veterans Administration identify Veterans and their families first, then individual Veterans that might not have a Christmas dinner. The connection is made and the Baskets/Dinners are given out to those most in need. A special thank you to all those that give to our organization so that we can give back to all those that need it most this holiday season. Each basket contains: 1 box potatoes, 1 stuffing, 1 mac & cheese, 1 can cranberry, 1 can sweet corn, 1 corn bread mix, 1 brown gravy mix, 1 bag pinto beans, 1 ready crust pan, 1 can leaf pie filling and $25.00 gift card for ham or turkey, God Bless. 

 

 
Thanksgiving Bake Sale

On Friday November 20, 2015 the Audie L. Murphy VAVS Committee hosted the VA Bake Sale at ALMVHS, 100% of the proceeds go directly to a fund that is set up to help Veterans with personal  items that they often need while visiting the hospital. These same Veterans also have needs, such as reading glasses, undergarments, warm cloths, bus passes for their appointments, phone cards to call loved ones, toiletries and many other basic items we often take for granted. The baked items that the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi provide are the hallmark that everyone looks for now with this event. Everything they do is personnel and done with a touch of love, God Bless.

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Bridging The Gap

The Texas Disabled Veterans Association (TDVA) participated in the 2nd Annual Bridging The Gap Event held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event was organized by the San Antonio Coalition of Veterans and Families (SACVF) and held at VFW Post 76, 10th Street, San Antonio, Texas 78215 which is the oldest VFW Post in the State of Texas. Various Veterans organizations from throughout the city and state provided educational information, informing Veterans of their benefits and entitlements. Vendors provided educational materials of their products and services catering to the needs of Veterans. A BBQ lunch, live music entertainment by Entourage Big Band, games for children, and raffle items were provided by SACVF. All proceeds raised from this event will be used to support the unmet needs in our Veteran community. TDVA gave out informational handouts about our ongoing programs, business cards, and canvas Eco-friendly tote bags to every Veteran who visited our booth. Keynote Speaker was Senator José Menendez (D-26) who spoke about the ongoing efforts by state and local government officials to improve health care for Veterans and legislation to increase ongoing and future entitlements to all Veterans. A salute of gratitude to the local High School ROTC Color Guard and Drill Team. This was a highly successful event and many Veterans will benefit from the proceeds raised through various Veterans programs.

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Invincible Spirit Festival

On June 5, 2015, members of the Texas Disabled Veterans Association attended the Fort Sam Houston, Texas SAMMC Patient, Staff, and Family, Appreciation Event In conjunction with the “Invincible Spirit Festival” and met Gary Sinise (Actor/Director/Musician), TDVA members gave Mr. Gary Sinise a Texas Disabled Veterans Association (TDVA) Challenge Coin on behalf of the TDVA membership for all of his hard work honoring and visiting Wounded Warriors throughout the Nation! Mr. Sinise also heads The Gary Sinise Foundation at Garysinisefoundation.org which creates and supports unique Veterans programs. TDVA was also able to discuss several of our ongoing Veteran’s programs with Mr. Sinise. Several hundred patients, medical staff members, veterans, and family members enjoyed cold beverages, barbecued food with all the trimmings, and music featuring, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band also featuring Robert Irvine.
 

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