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WEST SEATTLE VET CENTER MAKE OVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Service ProjectSEPTEMBER 12, 2015 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160/WEST SEATTLE VETERANS CENTER

3618 SW Alaska S
Seattle, WA 98126

In honor of National Service Day

The Mission:

To cleanup, build, paint, and landscape at your West Seattle Veterans Center which is home to American Legion Post #160.

The Why:

Legion volunteers have struggled for a few years to finish this remodel. With a generous donation from the West Seattle YMCA, Post #160 needs your help to finish the basement and paint the exterior for its 2nd Phase to be complete. 3rd Phase will be tackling the west wing of the building and turning it into an office space were veteran non-profits can set up shop and improve the lives of veterans, their families and the City of Seattle.

We need you to help make this happen. Come to work, meet new people and make a difference. It’s time to Report for Duty in your community!

WHAT TO WEAR :

Closed Toed Shoes
Long Pants: Jeans or Carharts something you don’t mind getting dirty.

WHAT TO BRING :

Bottled Water
Gloves
Hat/Sunglasses
Sunscreen

PARKING :

Street parking around the area.

Sign Up!

NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AT THE WEST SEATTLE VFW SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

DO SOMETHING AWESOMESEPTEMBER 11, 2015 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

VFW POST 2713 – WEST SEATTLE

3601 SW Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98126

In honor of National Service Day

The Mission:

To cleanup, paint, and landscape at Farewell-Roosevelt VFW Post 2713

The Why:

This is Phase 1 of Post 2713’s building makeover. The focus will be on Painting the interior and exterior, cleanup around and inside the building, and brush removal around the parking area.

We will be doing this in partnership with the Hall’s current monthly occupants: Celtic Arts NW, Serenity Now AA, Fit4Mom and the Underground Theater.

The VFW is wishes to make the space more appealing to the community but they can’t do it without your help.

Come to work, meet new people and make a difference. It’s time to Report for Duty in your community!

***We will also start preparing West Seattle Veterans Center for the 9/12 support event***

WHAT TO WEAR :

Closed Toed Shoes
Long Pants: Jeans or Carharts something you don’t mind getting dirty.

WHAT TO BRING :

Bottled Water
Gloves
Hat/Sunglasses
Sunscreen

PARKING :

Street parking around the area.

Sign Up!

GAME DAY SOCIAL – SEAHAWKS VS CHARGERS AUGUST 29, 2015 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

BE A PART OF A TEAM-1

AUGUST 29, 2015 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

VFW POST 1263 – RENTON

416 Burnett Ave. S
Renton, WA 98057

Seahawks vs Chargers

Preseason Game #3

Join us while we watch the game and have friendly conversation with our friends at VFW Post 1263.

Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks will be provided. You must purchase your own alcoholic drinks.

Sorry no kids allowed.

See you there. Go Hawks!!!

Sign up!

OARS for Women Veterans STORM Memorabilia Auction & “Hoops For Heroes” OARS Spotlight Game Information

Attached are:

  1. Storm Auction Flyer

visit our auction at:

OARS 2015 Storm Memorabilia Auction

  1. Storm Flyer for the game.  Remember Promo code is oars

the URL for the tickets is:

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/storm/EN/promotion/home

3. OARS arts flyer

OARS 2015 StormGameFlyerFNL

This is including Friday this week and next. We need people to come to get the funding.

Please post the attached flyer and forward to anyone you feel will be interested. These tickets are available for all Women Veterans ($10 with appropriate id). They are also available for folks supporting our women veterans and  their re-adjustment back into civilian life.

Please show your support by purchasing tickets. If you cannot come then buy your ticket for a woman veteran to come.

Outreach And Resource Services (OARS) for Women Veterans

10002 Aurora Ave. N. Unit 36-597

Seattle, WA 98133

(206) 554-9600

Theater of War: Dramatic reading

he National Council is involved in: “Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour.” We are partnering with Outside the Wire, a social impact company that uses theater and a variety of other media to address pressing public health and social issues, on a 2-year grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.

The partnership involves presenting the Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour to diverse military and civilian audiences to engage communities in powerful town hall discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war.  Each performance includes dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Ajax — an ancient Greek tragedy about the suicide of a great, respected warrior — by professional actors, a panel discussion, and a moderated open discussion with the audience.  The presentations are intended to foster understanding and compassion, while mobilizing citizens and resources to help improve the lives of service members, veterans, their families, and communities.

The next performances in your area is Friday, August 28 at the Mercer Middle School Auditorium in Seattle from Noon- 1:30 p.m. and the Clover Park Technical College, Building 3 Rotunda in Lakewood from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Peace,

Arthur T. Satterfield, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

Seattle Vet Center

TOW SC Lakewood Community Cast Flyer

Theatre

Mission Continues South Sound Social Collaborative on the Water, Saturday, August 1st 9am – 6pm

1st Platoon South Sound,

1st Platoon South Sound Platoon members will join the Seattle Stand Down and Heroes on the Water volunteers to provide a day of outdoor activity and #onemilitaryfamily camaraderie for the Veteran residents of the Salvation Army William Booth Center on Saturday, August 1st from 9am to 6pm. Platoon Members can register here for the event.

imageLocation of Event: Dash Point State Park
Address: 5700 S.W. Dash Point Rd., Federal, Way, 98023
More info: http://www.parks.wa.gov/496/Dash-Point

Please be advised the State Park where event will be held requires a discover pass or $10.00 fee per vehicle for parking. If this is a problem for anyone please let me know I can reimburse this expense.

Heroes on the Water are providing the kayaks and poles for veterans, but if you have your own pole feel free to bring it! Don’t forget sunscreen, towels, and other summer essentials, like a 90’s boombox and blueblockers.

Continental breakfast, lunch, and a fish fry dinner will be provided!

If you can’t make the whole day feel free to stop by for as long as you can and say hello to old and new platoon members. This is our first social of the Platoon Year and just in time to savor the summer sun before getting dirty with high impact projects in the South Sound.

* William Booth Center veterans are veterans living in a clean and sober transitional home while they rebuild their lives. This is a great opportunity for them to feel normal for a day amongst their veteran brothers and sisters.

If you have any questions or concerns please email Ryan Mielcarek, 1st Platoon South Sound at rmielcarek@missioncontinues.org. TMC is assisting with food for the day so if you want to volunteer to assist please contact me.

We plan to take a Platoon Photo to update our Platoon Website on Saturday so sport your TMC Blue.

Look for the 1st Platoon South Sound Guidon and bring your summer chairs if you have them.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Ryan Mielcarek

The Mission Continues

South Sound Platoon Leader (Greater King, Pierce,Thurston Counties) 

Seattle Stand Down FUNdraiser for Homeless Veterans with Nate Boyer 5/30 8am-10am

Description:  The Seattle Stand Down, a premier project of One Less Mountain, is holding their first ever fundraiser on Saturday, May 30th, from 8:00am to 10:00am in Bellevue, WA.  Proceeds will benefit homeless and at-risk veterans in the Puget Sound throughout the year and at the next Seattle Stand Down on December 17th – 18th, 2015.  The Seattle Stand Down gives a hand up to our warriors to ensure all of our veterans are connected to the housing, employment, medical, social, and spiritual supports they need so they can enjoy a future with dignity.  http://www.theseattlestanddown.org/
Nate Boyer, former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawk longsnapper, will be on hand to meet with volunteers and supporters.  He is a vocal advocate for veterans and active supporter for #22Kill, a global movement to honor those who serve and to raise awareness about veteran suicide, and Caring for Camo, an organization founded at UT Austin to support men and women of the US Armed Forces with letters and care packages. His inspirational story has been highlighted on national media outlets around the countsry.  http://www.nateboyer.com/
 
Volunteer Role:  Mission Continues Volunteers will serve a pancake breakfast to veterans and veteran supporters from 8:00am – 10:00am.  It is requested volunteers show up to the location at 7:15am to set up.  We are still looking for 5-6 volunteers so feel free to promote through your networks.
Location: Applebee’s 3520 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006