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Invincible Spirit Festival

On April 5, Gary Sinise and the Lt Dan Band played their Invincible Spirit Festival at BAMC for patients, families, and staff. TDVA presented Gary Sinise (Actor/Director/Producer/Musican) with an engraved Yeti on behalf of the Texas Disabled Veterans Association for his generous and continuous work with veterans. Gary and his band gave their performance with heart and soul and patriotism! Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine welcomed everyone by walking through the crowd! Motivated HEB volunteers served plates of barbecue sandwiches, beans, potato salad, cream corn, bottled water, and Gandy’s ice cream. The band played many hot genres of music and will continue on tour to Dallas.

 

 

 
Veterans Fund

Six years Veterans Administrative Volunteer Services (VAVS) with the help of TDVA this year purchased Fiesta Medals to sell for the Veterans Fund, in the amount of $1,300.00 which provides items that we so often take for granted. Some of the items are:  tooth brushes, tooth paste, dental floss and tote bags personal hygiene items, razors, shampoo, and body wash, also bus tickets for Homeless Veterans to get to and from their appointments. We at TDVA applaud all those involved in helping to make this happen. It’s our way of giving back to those that have given so much.

 
Xmas at the VA Spinal Cord Unit

Texas Disabled Veterans Association had its Christmas at the Spinal Cord Injury Unit in Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital on December 11, 2017. Giving away presents to Patients and Staff. Christmas is the one time a year that we put so much into giving. Even greater is to effect the lives of so many more. Thanks to the many donations, we here at TDVA have been able to keep this tradition alive since 2009. It's just our way of saying thank you to those that give and have given so much. Merry Christmas to all and May God Bless.

 
Door In The Wall Xmas

On December 10, 2017, "A Country Christmas at Cowboys Dancehall” in San Antonio, Texas was hosted by Door in The Wall (a 501c3 nonprofit organization). TDVA provided Christmas gifts for 250 children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with disabilities. Each gift was presented by Santa and his helpers. Half Price Books provided free books and the event was catered by Grady's barbecue restaurant. Raffle tickets, cakes, cookies, sausage on a stick and popcorn were sold to raise funds. Santa and the San Antonio Spurs Coyote took pictures. Paul Sanchez and the Wrangler Country Band played Holiday favorites. For over 25 years, Door in The Wall, Inc. has provided programs for people with disabilities and special needs. Please view their website at www.ditwtexas.org they are dedicated to spreading disability news and hosting great events all year round.

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