Monthly Archives: January 2019

PVR Bulletin – Feb 2019

 

Providing a Life Line for Coast Guard

In the wake of the government shutdown, The American Legion went public to assist active duty Coast Guard members through the Temporary Financial Assistance program. Even though the initial outreach was directed at families with minor children, Project: VetRelief immediately stepped up and began providing assistance to those that did not have qualifying children.
 
Through both programs, the Department Staff processed nearly 400 applications received from Coast Guard members.
 
The wave of US Coast Guard member applications has been overwhelming, but all cases in which there was not a minor child in the home have been provided with a $250 gift card to Publix. To date, there have been 29 Coast Guard members funded for a total of $7,250 through PROJECT: VetRelief.
 
We realize that this immediate support does not quite cover their entire need and have waived the guideline of providing assistance once per year in the case of Coast Guard members. Assistance through the regular program is available by using the traditional form and application process.
The Department Staff would like to keep providing support for as long as there is a need; however, funds for both programs are limited. We ask that you along with the members of your Post take a minute to realize the impact a donation from your Post can have on someone defending your coastline and not
receiving a paycheck.
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO BOTH PROGRAMS:
 
PROJECT: VetReliefwww.projectvetrelief.org/donate
 
Temporary Financial Assistancehttp://bit.ly/TFAdonations

EVENT Spotlights:

Vets Invade the Canyon

On January 18th and 19th, the PROJECT: VetRelief Team went to Crystal River to attend the Vets Invade the Canyon Event. Each evening started by celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion and continued with an evening filled with great music, food, and camaraderie. Musical guests included Letters from Home, Scooter Brown Band, Buddy Brown, Sister Hazel, and Aaron Tippin.
 
Thank you to all Legion Posts and sponsors who supported the two-day event! We are so appreciative of all the time and hard work it took into planning and executing such a wonderful event. Kudos to the membership of Post 155 and all volunteers who made it all happen!
 

Coral Head Music Fest

VIP tickets, 2 Day and 1 Day passes are still available for the Coral Head Music Fest that will be held on February 16-17th. VIP includes preferred parking, FREE beer/wine, FREE food, preferred seating & more.
 
There are 10 Bands over the two-day event. Music includes: Vince Neil (voice of Motley Crue), Jackyl, The Sweet, John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, Mitch Perry and MORE!!
 
For more information visit:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Upcoming Events

All of PROJECT: VetRelief’s financial support comes from the generosity of individuals and corporations who believe in what we do. Join us for one of our next events, or hold your own fundraiser.
 
If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Cooper at 407-295-2631 or jcooper@floridalegion.org.
 
Coral Head Music Fest– Feb 16-17, 2019
Marathon, FL (get tickets)
 
Legion Riders In-State Unity Ride / Concert – Apr 2019
Tampa or Daytona, FL
 
6th Annual Golf Tournament – Sept 2019
Bella Collina, FL
 
Coral Head Music Fest– Nov 2020
Pinellas Park, FL
 

PVR Bulletin – JAN 2019

 

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Vets Invade the Canyon

Come and celebrate the American Legion’s 100th Birthday at the Vets Invade the Canyon Concert on Friday and Saturday, January 18th-19th at the Rock Crusher Canyon. This two-day birthday celebration is being hosted by American Legion Post 155 in Crystal River and have designated event proceeds to benefit PROJECT: VetRelief.

 FRIDAY NIGHT (1/18/19) CONCERT features Sister Hazel, Scooter Brown Band and Letters from Home

SATURDAY NIGHT (1/19/19) CONCERT features Aaron Tippin, Buddy Brown and Letters From Home

 PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS:

Visit www.vetsinvadethecanyon.com or contact Jennifer Cooper at the Department Headquarters Office before January 15th.


DID YOU KNOW: Program Facts

97% of every dollar donated to the program goes directly to our veterans and their families. The additional 3% is used for organizational compliance and accounting/banking fees.

  The PVR office was closed from December 22nd and reopened on January 2nd. Be patient as we work through calls received during that time.

  Legion Riders have already raised over $10,000 for our NEW Suicide Prevention Initiative and have future events planned to raise even more.

  We are collecting resources and contact names of Veteran Service Organizations our VetRelief Advocates work with to create a state-wide resource tool. If you have any contact you’d like to share, please visit to enter the information: https://www.projectvetrelief.org/vso-resource-entries/

  The Legions 5th District is encouraging Post 400 members to transfers into a local post. As an incentive, the 5th District will donate $5 of their dues to PVR.

  Jim Wineland, Florida Legion Riders current Department Chairman, joined the Board of Directors in November during the Fall Conference meeting.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Upcoming Events

All of PROJECT: VetRelief’s financial support comes from the generosity of individuals and corporations who believe in what we do. Join us for one of our next events, or hold your own fundraiser.

 If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Cooper at 407-295-2631 or jcooper@floridalegion.org.

 Vets Invade Canyon – Jan 18-19, 2019

Crystal River, FL (get info)

 Coral Head Music Fest – Feb 16-17, 2019

Marathon, FL (get tickets)

 Legion Riders In-State Unity Ride / Concert – Apr 2019

Tampa or Daytona, FL

 6th Annual Golf Tournament – Sept 2019

Bella Collina, FL

 Coral Head Music Fest – Nov 2020

Pinellas Park, FL