Today June 14, 2017 the Anoka Chapter was honored by the Minneapolis Veterans Home in that the Circle of Flags are finally done at the home. For many years there were no service flags do to all of the construction and changing done at the home. Anoka Chapter was one of the major donor to help make this happen. The new building in the background is schedule to be done this December., And have the Veterans move in sometime next April.
The above picture is Adjutant Scott Berndt handing Owner John Enstrom a check.
Anoka Chapter #39 is giving some fund to help cover the cost of Veterans Lake free fishing for Veterans on Aug 2nd 2017. The Veteran Lake is located at 8702 181st Avenue NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. The event is from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM. It is free to all veterans and family. All the fishing equipment is provided and no fishing license required. There is a dock to fish off and there will be some pontoons to take people around the 22 acre lake to caught some pan fish.
On June 14th (Wednesday) the Veterans Lake Park put on the largest Flag retirement ceremony in the state of Minnesota. They can used some help on this event. This event start at 3:00 PM You can call 763-441-4086 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chapter 39 sponsored events and many others are made possible by donations and the sale of used clothing, shoes and other miscellaneous items collected at the 26 green DAV clothing bins located in Anoka and Sherburne counties. Additional bins are planned to be located in Isanti County in the near future. Clothes are taken from these bins each week by four volunteers, packed in a large trailer and hauled by volunteers to the Coon Rapids Thrift store where they are sold by the pound. In addition, the chapter coordinates 8 clothing drive each year April – Nov.
All of the community wide services offered to our veterans and family members are successful because of the hard work of the many men and women volunteers in our Chapter.
Helping Veteran during the Holidays 2016
During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays each year, the Anoka Chapter helps over 67 veterans and their families in Anoka, Sherburne and Isanti counties. The project has been going on for the past ten years. We work with each County Veterans Service Office to find the Veterans which they figure are in need. This year the Chapter gave $9,400.00 for this program towards buying gift cards from Cubs Foods and Wal-Mart.