Fund Raising

 

Walmart on 369

Walmart 369

Ace Hardware Hammond Crossing

400 Antique Mall

ACE Hardware Macedonia

Midway Ace Hardware

To raise funds for the many projects we support, we work most weekends selling raffle tickets and accepting donations.

 

Thanksgiving 2022

One of our annual projects is to donate enough money  to cover the cost for The Place of Forsyth County to purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving.  This year we donated enough for 240 turkeys.  Our members worked 3 days at The Place of Forsyth handing out turkeys and also a food box that our spouses put together to donate to those in need.

Delivering Checks

Check presented to the St. Joseph Food pantry to help feed children during summer when school is out.

Gift Cards presented to The Place of Forsyth to be used for Christmas

Check presented to The Place of Forsyth for Veterans Assistance

Check present to St. Joseph Food Kitchen

Check presented to The Place of Forsyth for operating expenses

Check presented to Forsyth County Ga Sheriff Freeman to suport BADGE of FCSO

Check to The Place to purchase 240 turkey

Check for Backpacks to give to homeless Vets

 

Donating Gift Cards 2022

Each year our chapter takes up a collection to buy gift cards that are given to children for Christmas.  Our members donated enough money to purchase 229 $25 gift cards.

 

Gift cards for The Cottage

Gift cards for The Holiday House

Gifts cards for The Bald Ridge House

 

Lunch with Spouses and Friends

We get together every other month at the Golden Corral to have lunch with our spouses and friends.  

 

Friday Morning Breakfast

Christmas tip for our waitress that do a great job of taking care of us during the year.

Christmas bonus for our waitresses.

We get together for breakfast on Friday morning at The Station House Restaurant To swap stories and share friendships

 

4th of July Parade 2022

Sheriff Freeman let us use the personnel carrier and a deputy volunteers to drive the carrier for us in the 4th of July parade each year in Cumming.

 

Meeting with our Korean Vietnam Vet Associates

President Gary Goyette meets with his Korean counterpart

VP Ed Shoemaker along with board members Steve Masak and Dan Jordan meeting with Korean Vietnam Veteran Officers

We meet with our Korean Vietnam Vets members for dinner at least once a year.

Northeast Georgia Veteran Homeless Shelter

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In November of 2019, the van used by the NE Georgia Veterans Center broke down beyond repairs.  We were able to locate and purchase a replacement van so homeless veterans were able to be transported to work and Dr. appointments.

Replacement Van

 

Vice President Ed Shoemaker and President Gary Goyette met with the USO at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and we will be doing volunteer work there 4 times a year.

Volunteering with the USO

Memorial Day 2022 Rememberance

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Every Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have gone before dedicating a flag in their name during the Avenue of Flag Memorial.  We also remember the surviving spouses by delivering flowers to those living locally.

 

HOLIDAY HOUSE 2022

Every fall we start our toy drive collection to donate to the Holiday House to so children of Forsyth County can have a Merry Christmas.

 
 

Christmas Bikes 2022

One of our most rewarding events is purchasing bikes to be given away at Christmas for children in need.  This year we were able to purchase 60 bikes and we delivered them to The Place of Forsyth County, who will donate the bikes to children in Forsyth County, who otherwise may not have a Merry Christmas.  Every year we collect donations and hold a raffle to be able to support this project as well as several others.

 

Visit to VA Assisted Living Carollton,  GA

Keeping with our promise of "No Man Left Behind"  we paid a visit to the VA assisted living facility in Carollton, Georgia where 39 of our brothers and sisters reside.  It's one of several of our volunteer services we provide. 

Past Events

 

Trip to Toccoa

We were invited to Toccoa by a another Viet Nam vet that was a friend of one our members.  The old train station was converted to a military museum.  During WW2, the US Paratrooper trained at Currahee Mountain and the museum displayed several military items from WW2 as well as Vietnam. 

Christmas Bikes 2021

We purchased 50 new bikes to donate to The Place.  They notified us of the need and we were able to fullfill their request.

Thanksgiving 2021

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One of our annual projects each year is to buy turkeys and with the help of our spouses, we put together food baskets at The Place of Forsyth County and hand out to those in need.

Feed the Nurses at Northside Hospital

John Hogg from Great America Cookies and Mary Smith, nurse at Northside Hospital

4 large cookie cakes was donated by John Hogg franchise owner of The Great American Cookie Company in Cumming, Ga

Thank you letter to the Nurses from VVA#1030, Roosters Cafe and North American Cookie Company

Group photo with delivery of food from Rooster's Cafe and Cookies donated by the local Great America Cookie Company

We delivered food to the nurses at Northside Hospital in Cumming.  The food was provided to us from Rooster Cafe at a deep discount and four cookie cakes was donated from The Great American Cookie Company.  Thank you Rooster and The Great American Cookie Company for your support.  The delivery was our way of saving Thank You to the nurses for all you do.