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    Welcome to our Purple Heart Community
    Albert Lea Minnesota VA clinic receives a special recognition award
    Albert Lea Minnesota VA clinic receives a special recognition award

SUICIDE AWARENESS PROGRAM

SUICIDE AWARENESS PROGRAM

Catherine Shaw
National Suicide Awareness Program Officer
CELL:  (843) 814-3760
cdonald1@hotmail.com

The Military Order of the Purple Heart was the first National Service Organization to create a Suicide Awareness Program and appoint a national officer for this position in 2016. This Program began in response to the crisis of the 20-22 veterans and active duty service men and women who end their lives to the epidemic of suicide daily.

 

Homeless Veterans Program

Homeless Veterans Program

JAMES G. HOLLAND III

NATIONAL WELFARE / HOMELESS VETERANS OFFICER
CELL: (850) 545-9576
Jholl44122@aol.com

Homelessness amongst America’s Veterans has been cut in half since 2010, yet many veterans in our nation still are without a place to call home.

Chapters, Units, and Departments nationwide participate in Stand Downs and various projects and programs to bring aid, comfort, and resources to those who find themselves displaced or homeless.

If you know a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, refer him or her to a local VA Medical Center, where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families can also call 1-877-4AID-VET to be connected to VA services. ​​​

FCC and VA to Combat Illegal Robocalls Targeting Veterans

Seal of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Veterans and Stakeholders,

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to team up to combat illegal robocalls targeting Americans, including Veterans and their families.

Each year, the FCC receives more than 200,000 complaints about unwanted calls. While this may seem like a big number, it pales in comparison to the millions of robocalls being made each day. The calls interrupt dinners and family time; they flood landline and mobile phones. Scam calls frequently solicit money for fake charities, including ones claiming to support America’s Veterans – some even claiming to be VA representatives.

We know that scam activity increases during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, so the FCC and VA urge you to be vigilant. We offer the following tips to help you avoid unwanted calls and scams.

  • Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers. Scammers may spoof their caller ID to display a fake number that appears to be local.  If you answer such a call, hang up immediately.
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother’s maiden names, or passwords in response to unexpected or suspicious calls.
  • Be sure to set a password for all voice mail accounts to avoid being hacked.
  • Register your number on the Do Not Call List to block calls from legitimate telemarketers.
  • Ask your phone company about call-blocking tools and services for your landline phone, and check for helpful apps that you can download to your mobile phone.

Please help spread the word about robocall fraud among those who may need assistance particularly those who are frequently targeted by phone scams.

For more information, visit: fcc.gov/robocalls.

Sincerely
Veterans Benefits Administration

Free Veteran Snow goose hunt and ice fishing Trip

Wounded Warriors United-Minnesota

Hey everyone we have a couple trips to announce!

February 15,16,17 we are looking for 8 Veterans for an ice fishing Trip on Red lake. Fish the evening of Friday the 15th and come back the afternoon of Sunday the 17th.

February 21,22,23,24 we are looking for 5 Veterans for a Snow goose hunt in Missouri. Leave early morning of Thursday the 21st and come home Sunday the 24th.

Everything will be provided for both trips as always. Including food, transportation, lodging, guns, ammo, and anything else that is necessary.

If you’re a combat Veteran from Minnesota, or know someone who is and is interested in any of the trips, please message the page and we will get you more details.

Please share and get the word out. Thank you very much and we look forward to helping our Vets get out and enjoy the outdoors!

Please call 612-723-9689 for more info