A great fundraiser for Az VFW Charities was held by VFW District # 3 White Tanks VFW riders. pictured – District 3 Commander Jeffery Eiler, also a White Tank Rider, is presenting their donation to State Sr-Vice Commander Greg Kozakiewicz and Charities Treasurer Leonard “Ski” Kuczynski. Another great example of our Arizona VFW Veterans’ dedication to helping our veterans and their families here in Arizona.
The VFW of Arizona and the Arizona Diamondbacks has gotten together and planned one great family/veterans night of Diamondback baseball. This coming May 18, 2014 the game between the LA Dodgers and our Diamondbacks will be Veterans of Foreign Wars night. Why attend – you ask – not only do you have a great time, ticket price special, terrific family night but the Diamondbacks will be donating a portion of the ticket sales to our Arizona VFW Charities.!! This is just a WIN – WIN Night our vets here in Az. Hope to see very veteran and their family and non veterans in Arizona there to show their support. For more details below.
AUCTION ITEM # 13
American replica Civil War Cavalry sword
This handmade replica sword will be a great addition to any collection. Almost 4 feet in length and with a perfect handle this is a cut above the rest. A Cavalry solider must.
STARTING BID $ 25.00
BID INCREMENTS $ 2.00
CLOSING BID June 5, 2014 – MIDNIGHT
Arizona VFW Charities working with a Veterans’ Agency in Maricopa County and a VFW Service Officer in Pinal County were able to pull their efforts together and with proper follow through were able to assist another veteran and his family in Pinal County to stay in their home. This is just another great example of how Arizona VFW Charities can cross county lines, agency lines and work together getting the assistance needed for our veterans here in Arizona. Want to help? Interested? Want to donate? Volunteer? ask a question? Thanks to your caring and help. For more information: contact number 1-480-941-5258
Veterans Day 2012 turned out to be a day that desert Storm veteran Rodney Nix will always remember. It marked his settling into a mobile home in a nice park on the Apache Trail in Apache Junction, Az. This mobile home fully furnished and landscaped was donated to Arizona VFW Charities by Norma and Gary Tomlinson, targeting a homeless vet if at all possible. Through the efforts of Az. VFW Charities and VFW Post 7968 out of Apache Junction homeless veterans committee chairman Frank Page a vet that fit was found. Mr. Nix, a U.S. Navy and Air Force Veteran had been homeless for quite awhile. Sleeping and living accommodations being very shaky living out of a hangar and elsewhere. His situation came to our attention through another agency and Mr. Page starting the engineered the logistics to make it all work smoothly for Mr. Nix. “It all just jelled” said Mr. Page. Page related that the Tomlinson’s, members of a VFW Post, came to him offering to donate their mobile home saying they wanted it to go to a homeless vet, if possible. Informing them there is now a non-for-profit foundation, “Az. VFW Charities” within the state VFW that can accept such donations, allowing donors a tax deduction. “This is a prime example of our motto”, “VETS HELPING VETS” emphasized Page. (pictured above) The key to his new home is presented to veteran Rodney Nix (second from right) by Norma and Gary Tomlinson as VFW Post and Charities representative Frank Page looks on. This home was fully furnished and landscaped and ready to move into.
AUCTION ITEM # 9
COORS LIGHT NEON SIGN
This great neon Coors Light sign will lighten up any canteen area. It stands @ 3.5′ X 2.5″ X 7″ and has two 120 volts plugs (one for the top part of the sign and the other for the bottom part) This sign will make a great addition to any collection or home canteen.
STARTING BID $ 50.00
BID INCREMENTS $ $10.00
BID CLOSE APRIL 15, 2014 – MIDNIGHT