Meeting Notes

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Notes of Interest

                     

Service Officers Report: Veteran benefits which had been denied will be reviewed. Those include Agent Orange and Blue Water Navy claims. October 2nd will be the date of the Veteran Benefits Seminar in Batavia. The seminar will be held at the Batavia VFW post on Rt. 25. It will run from 9am to 3 pm. Our Post will pick up the cost of attending the seminar. 150 Attendees have signed up to attend so far.

Monument update: If you wish to donate to the VFW 7539 Monument fund, 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:  We will be out seeking donations on the 18th and 19th of September to raise funds for the Veterans Memorial. Groups of two will be out seeking donations.

Hines has started a program for the blind in which they are using Google maps to program their surroundings as Braille GPS.

On September 11th there will be a 911memorial ceremony at the Bloomindale fire station. Color Guard members are to meet at 7:30 a.m. Septemberfest parade members will gather later that morning for the parade. 

 There is a Stand-down at the General Jones Armory on August 26-27th.

Good of the Order:

Jerry Bertrand has signed up as a volunteer for the Veterans Suicide Hotline.

There is a link, to help veterans with the stress of military service and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

The Trinity Lutheran Mission will match any donations for the Jesse Brown V.A. Center. Canned goods for veterans will be purchased every other month. Food items are purchased on a regular basis for those veterans. 

The Veterans Administration is providing Free Covid-19 shots to any veteran and family member. Call your local V.A. clinic to make an appointment.

Veteran Information:.

Our next meeting will be at the Bloomingdale Library. 
Check your e-mail for the date of our next meeting.

 
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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