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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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12th Annual Bake Sale

On Friday, November 17, 2017, the Audie L. Murphy VAVS Committee hosted the 12thAnnual Thanksgiving Day Bake Sale. 100% of the proceeds went directly to the Veterans at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. Many Veterans have family members who live quite a distance away from the hospital and are unable to visit their loved ones.  These same Veterans also have needs such as reading glasses, undergarments, warm clothing, bus passes to visit other clinics, toiletries and many other basic items. TDVA as well as the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi provide the hallmark that everyone looks for now with this event. Everything they do is personnel and done with a touch of love. Dan Castillo which is our military historian provided a Medal of Honor display that was well received by all, God Bless.

 

   

 
Holiday Gift Baskets

Every year the Texas Disabled Veterans Association (TDVA) gives to the holiday food basket program, hosted by Veterans Administrative Volunteer Services (VAVS). Thankfully there are many people that give so much food to put these baskets together, feeding those in need. This year we asked what was needed most and the chief of services said that gift cards would be best in order to purchase a Turkey or a Ham for each basket. What you see here is our donation of 40, $25.00 Visa and MasterCard gift cards presented to Elizabeth Cazares and Harry Robinson of VAVS, on November 2, 2017. They will ensure the items get to the families that need them most, each basket will feed up to 6 people. God Bless and happy holidays.

 
Cart Program, Helping Others

On August 9, 2017, TDVA provide free snacks and refreshments through our Goodwill Cart Program at 5 major Audie L Murphy VA Medical Center Clinics to 96 Veteran Outpatients waiting for their scheduled appointments. This month’s volunteers were Sheila Brown from Connect + Ability and entity of the Warm Springs Foundation and Girl Scout Katelyn Latiolait. Goodwill Cart Program volunteers distribute bottled water, assorted candy, sugar-free candy, crackers, chips and good cheer! This monthly program has served 6,052 veterans to date.

 
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