CFVA&R Fund Honor Role ~ As of September 22nd
On behalf of the veterans receiving assistance from this fund, a special thanks to:
American Legion Post 17
American Legion Post 45
American Legions Post 88
American Legion Post 182
American Legion Post 210
American Legion Post 293
American Legion Post 369
American Legion Post 384
American Legion Post 441
American Legion Post 550
American Legion Post 789
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197
Donna Sue Davis
Richard & Karen Hathaway
Pit River Casino
Herb & Colleen Schmidt
Bob Van De Weerd
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 391
Please consider making a donation to the fund; add your name to this list.
FY 2019 District 2 Meetings
Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 10:00 hrs @ Post 92, McCloud
Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 hrs @ Post 197, Redding
Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 10:00 hrs @ Post 369, Fall River Mills
Sunday, May6, 2019 @ 10:00 hrs @ Post 720, Shasta Lake
Due to the Carr Fire, the Northern California Veteran's Cemetery at Igo is closed until further notice. (Aug 2, 2018)
Commander Steve Sweet, (L) and Adjutant Bob Boyce announced establishment of the Carr Fire Veterans Assistance and Rehabilitation Fund after the August 6th General Membership meeting.
Post 441 Adjutant Bob Boyce (L) accepts a $500 donation from Sons of the American Legion Area 1 Vice Commander Al Delsid and on behalf of William Russell Ledford Post 293. Delsid traveled all of the way from Cloverdale to present the check in person.
SAMUEL BURNEY POST 441
Post Executive Committee
Monday, October 1st @ 16:00
Monday, October 1st @ 17:00
Carr Fire Veteran's Assistance and Relief Fund
Responding to a need to help veterans in particular who have been adversely impacted by the Carr Fire in the general Redding area, Post 441established the CFVA&R Fund to provide financial aid to qualified veterans with a DD-214 or other acceptable proof of military service. It is recognized and understood that although vets will have access to FEMA, insurance and other community-oriented funds, the spigot for assistance doesn't get turned on until all of the paperwork has been completed and related decisions made; in the meantime, people need financial aid.
Even after aid starts flowing, there will still be veterans who are adversely impacted by the effects of the devastating fire, so the relief efforts will need to continue and be available to some extent after other funding dries up.
Post 441, of course, is not situated directly in the impacted area. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197 in Redding, which has experience in providing assistance to veterans through the North Valley Veterans Stand Down, has agreed to qualify those in need of assistance and to handle the distribution of funds.
Fund raising efforts will continue until the need runs out. Donations can be made to American Legion Post 441, PO Box 1077, Burney, CA 96013. Please note "CFVA&R Fund" in the bottom, left-hand portion of the check or money order. American Legion Post 441 is a 501c (19) corporation; all donors will be provided with a receipt and our tax identification number.