MN DAV CHAPTER 39 NEWS FOR 2017

MINNEAPOLIS VETERANS HOME CIRCLE OF FLAGS NOW FLYING

On Flag Day, June 14, 2017, the Minnesota DAV Chapter 39 was honored by the Minneapolis Veterans Home in that the Circle of Flags are finally completed at the home.  For many years there were no service flags because of all of the construction and changing underway at the home.  Anoka Chapter 39 was one of the major donors to help make this happen.  The new building in the background is scheduled for completion this December and with Veterans moving in sometime next April. 

 

Adjutant Scott Berndt provides funding for Veterans Lake to John Enstrom from MN DAV Chapter 39.

SUPPORTING VETERANS LAKE AND AREA VETERANS

Anoka Chapter 39 is providing funds to assist Veterans Lake free fishing for Veterans on Aug 2nd 2017.  The Veteran Lake is located at 8702 181st Avenue NW, Ramsey, MN 55303.  The event is from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM.  It is free to all veterans and family.  All the fishing equipment is provided and no fishing license required.  There is a dock to fish off and there will be some pontoons to take people around the 22 acre lake to caught some pan fish.

On June 14th (Wednesday) the Veterans Lake Park put on the largest Flag retirement ceremony in the state of Minnesota.  They can used some help on this event. This event start at 3:00 PM  You can call 763-441-4086   or e-mail: enstrom06@msn.com.

The Chapter 39 sponsored events and many others are made possible by donations and the sale of used clothing, shoes and other miscellaneous items collected at the 26 green DAV clothing bins located in Anoka and Sherburne counties. Additional bins are planned to be located in Isanti County in the near future. Clothes are taken from these bins each week by four volunteers, packed in a large trailer and hauled by volunteers to the Coon Rapids Thrift store where they are sold by the pound. In addition, the chapter coordinates 8 clothing drive each year April – Nov.

All of the community wide services offered to our veterans and family members are successful because of the hard work of the many men and women volunteers in our Chapter.

HELPING VETS DURING THE 2016 HOLIDAY

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays each year, the Anoka Chapter 39 helps over 67 veterans and their families in Anoka, Sherburne, and Isanti counties.  The project has been going on for the past ten years.  We work with each County Veterans Service Office to find the Veterans in need.  This year the Chapter gave $9,400.00 for this program towards buying gift cards from Cubs Foods and Wal-Mart.