VA2K Update

Greetings, here’s what’s new from the VA2K meetings,
First thing:
     This year donations will not be items as past years.  We are collecting gift cards, $10 Irving gas cards ,$25 Hannaford food cards,$25 Wal-Mart gift cards, TracFones ,TracFone cards. TracPhones are in demand and you can only buy 2 at a time, some priced under $20.00 .
        OR
Funds for one of the two accounts:
  1. Homeless Veteran Assistant fund
  2. Homeless Veterans Stand-Down
     This seems to be a very good idea as you can carry all of the donations in one bag and potentially do the same thing as collecting truck loads of stuff, no fork lift ,trailers ,storage or labor involved.  Why didn’t we think of this sooner .
Second :
     Last meeting an idea was put out to have a number of circus / carnival type games to complement the dunk tank and corn hole game we had last year.  Bring your ideas or send them to me so we can put a plan in action.
Please publish this in your lodge newsletters so we can reach as many folks as possible.
Look for VA2K updates in your MEA newsletter.  This is our only state wide homeless veterans fund raiser of the year and our chance to provide needed support for Stand Down.
Come to the meetings if you can ,share your ideas, and help out our veterans.
Thank you for your support.
David Hassen
State ENVSC Chairman
VAVS Representative
Togus VA Medical Center
Maine Elks Association