Meeting Notes

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Notes of Interest

                     

Service Officers Report:  The V.A. sent out a reminder that Parkinson’s and Bladder cancer were added to the Agent Orange list of diseases. Veterans and caregivers may file an appeal for claims which were denied. They will be reviewed. HB 2378 concerning the Standard Homestead Exemption Act, if passed, will allow the surviving spouse of a veteran to receive benefits after the passing of their veteran spouse. You may support the bill at www.illinoispolicy.org\maps

Donation request: If you wish to donate to VFW Post 7539  please send your donation to our Post address:

VFW Post 7539
Veterans Memorial Fund

101 Fairfield Way

Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108

We are a 501C3) 19 Non-Profit corporation and your contribution is
Tax Deductable.

New Business:  Our annual trip to Hines V.A. Hospital is cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.A motion was made and seconded to purchase $50 canteen cards for those veterans in the spinal cord ward. There are currently 24 veterans in the ward.

The Memorial Day project is one which the Post voted on to fund the placement of six flag poles (25ft pole and 3x5ft flag) displaying the branches of the military. The flags will be displayed near the Veterans Monument. A motion was made seconded and passed by Post vote to fund the project. 

Members who have not paid their membership dues will be removed from our roster.

Good of the Order:  A donation link on our web site is for those who wish to help provide food and other needed items to veterans in need.

For more than 15 years Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539  has worked with the Veterans Administration in providing assistance to Veterans in need. 

Now you can help in our ongoing effort to serve those who have served us.

Contribute just $5.00 a month (more if you can) to Bloomingdale VFW 7539 to help provide food and other needed items to Veterans in need.

The link is:  https://square.link/u/tTvghIIg

Our Post will investigate helping a veteran in need of a washing machine. 

Veteran Information:.

Our next meeting will be at the Addison VFW Post on
December 4, 2021 
Check your e-mail for the date of our next meeting in January.

 
FYI: You can file an initial claim (that has not been previously decided by the VA), by submitting Form  21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits. 
 
The National Archives will digitize the list of Blue Water Navy ships.
Information and resources on the Blue Water Navy Act, eligibility, and how to file a claim, can be found online. 
 

There is a Hines V.A. Hospital Advocacy group that deals with any issues a veteran might have with their health care
Phone 1-708-202-2716.

For a listing of Illinois State V.A. benefits available please check the website:
https//www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/illinois-state-veterans-benefits.html

If you live in the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center area and need a walker, wheel chair or other items, contact them. There is no cost for these items.

Membership: An online App for your smart phone,VFW mobile recruiter is available for those wishing to join VFW Post 7539.
Go to the App store and get the App. 
Make sure you put in our Post number 7539 to join. 

 

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