MN DAV Chapter 39 will meet on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM at the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Agenda includes election of Chapter officers. Social distancing will be enforced with no more than 3 per table seating and wear of mask. Forget-Me-Not drive this September IS IN NEED OF VOLUTEERS. Let us know if you can help with this major fundraiser at this meeting or call 763-245-2585. County Market bagging fund drive in September has been cancelled and the Chapter/Unit Picnic has been cancelled as well. Clothing drive is making a slow comeback with collection bins returning to 6 locations in Andover and Ramsey. Fall Conference in Fergus Falls is still pending.
Since March MN DAV Anoka Chapter 39 and Auxiliary Unit 39’s support to area veterans within our five-plus county area has been restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of our members have been busy making facemasks for staff and patients of VA hospitals and some of us, within safety guidelines, have been visiting and supporting veterans at congregate living facilities. As we approach August we still have no outlet to unload clothing, shoes and small household items so our residential collection services and clothing drives remain on hold and the return of DAV collection bins is unknown at this time. As some of the second hand stores begin to open and accept donations, we would appreciate saving one or two bags of household items for clothing drives and collection bins HOPEFULLY by the Fall of this year. In the spirit of DAV’s Centennial Celebration theme, #100 Acts of Honor, many of chapter and auxiliary members will continue personal acts of support for our local veterans in need. DAV challenges every member of the community, to do the same. Learn more at https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2020/start-acting-to-honor-veterans/
Have a safe and happy 4th of July.