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.


The Ladies at Alpha Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, donated much needed funds as well as the North Side Lions Charitable Foundation both of these organizations are a true blessing to our mission of helping those that need it most. These donations will go to fund our ongoing programs which I encourage you to read about by just scrolling down through this news section, a lot of truly wonderful things happen when good people get involved, God’s Speed.


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