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Veteran Affairs: Now, by dialing 988, a suicide help line is available for people in crisis. The help line is for all individuals not just veterans who need to talk.
To talk you may also chat at 988lifeline.org.
The V.A. is looking for partnerships to establish programs for vets who are caregivers. They want to establish programs within a community.
The Veterans Community Partnership program is in its infancy and is looking to expand its caregiver program. Only 1/3 of all veterans are enrolled in the veterans health system.
The suicide and crisis number is 988.
For information about caregiver support log on to the VFW.org/caregiver support site at https://www.caregiver.va.gov/
Service Officers Report: September 24th is Illinois Day at the VFW National Home for Children,
If you are questioned about your voting habits, you do Not have to disclose your information. Also, you may now vote at any polling place in Illinois for an election.
Honor Guard: Our Post will be providing a cemetery service on September 24th. The Post will place flags on the graves of veterans who have passed away. We will need at least 65 flags.
Good of the Order: September 14th at 7:00 there will be a presentation on what the V.A. can do for you. The discussion will include topics such as V.A. benefits, health care and cemetery options. The event will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Roselle. Two bags of clothing were delivered to Jesse Brown V.A. for those in need. The American Legion Post in Roselle participated with our Post to ceremonially dispose of American flags.
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 to Bloomingdale VFW 7539 to help provide food and other needed items to Veterans in need.
The link is: https://square.link/u/tTvghIIg
Veteran Information:.Veteran claims are being resolved at a faster rate
There is now form DD 214-1 for those who have served in the National Guard or the Reserves.
Illinois bill 101.0262 passed which will enable a veteran with a 50% or greater disability, to get license plates for free. You will have to present proof of eligibility.FYI: You can file an initial claim (that has not been previously decided by the V.A.), 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.
For a listing of Illinois State V.A. benefits available please check the website:
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: Members who have not paid their membership dues will be removed from our roster.
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.