Invitation to: Live Town Hall meeting Wed. 2/3/10 for Long Island, NY Veterans

 Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

Often deployment is the least of the problems. The issues that confront returning veterans can be overwhelming. That’s why WABC-TV is looking to shed light on some of the biggest problems our veterans, and their families, can face.
On Wednesday, February 3rd at 5:30 p.m., Channel 7 Eyewitness News will broadcast a half-hour special that speaks directly to the area’s  quarter million veterans.
The program will be live from inside the historic hangars of the American Airpower Museum, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, just south of Conklin Avenue.  The program is being hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Diana Williams and Sade Baderinwa.
Veterans in Nassau and Suffolk Counties are being invited to watch to the program and then participate in a Town Hall meeting.
You will get a chance to join Williams and Baderinwa as they conduct a forum with community members and the Channel 7 management team.
It’s our chance to ask WABC questions! From how our veterans community can get coverage or promotion, to how WABC can get our story ideas, or whatever else is on our mind!  The Channel 7 team will be here to answer questions.
We look for as many veterans, and their families, to join this free community forum.

There will be limited room to watch the broadcast live at the museum. So we can coordinate planning needs for this effort please RSVP to glewi@rubenstein.com at your earliest convenience so they know how many veterans will be in attendance.
FYI
Yours in Comradeship
Past Commander
Suffolk County Council VFW
Richard Woltman
Please Read
Bob Shadler
American Legion
Suffolk County Commander
2173 Cedar Ave.
Ronkonkoma. NY. 11779
E mail: rshadler@verizon.net
H: 631-467-3428
W: 516-752-5644
C: 631-848-8410
 

Up Date:  2/5/10  link to Eye Witness News “In Your Neighborhood Veteran’s Affairs:

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/channel?section=news/local&id=7249037

 

 

 

For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

 
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2008 Homeless Veteran’s Standowns

“Every veteran has a home, and it’s called America”
– Jesse Brown
Former US Secretary for Veteran Affairs

“Stand Downs are one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless veterans. Stand Downs are typically one to three day events providing services to homeless veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment. Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VAs, other government agencies, and community agencies who serve the homeless.

The first Stand Down was organized in 1988 by a group of Vietnam veterans in San Diego. Since then, Stand Downs have been used as an effective tool in reaching out to homeless veterans, reaching more than 200,000 veterans and their family members between 1994-2000.

The stand downs planned for 2008 are listed below:

Date # of Days Location Contact Phone Number
1/12/2008

1

Washington, DC Paula Gorman 202-745-8000 ext. 6892
1/31/2008

1

Waco, TX Paula Wood 254-743-1261
2/26/2008

1

Portland, OR Keith Scheff 503-220-8262 ext. 33722
3/15/2008

1

Viera, FL John W. Carroll 321-637-3788
3/19/2008

1

Hattiesburg, MS Paul B. Matens 601-362-4471 ext. 5504
3/27/2008

1

Raleigh, NC Bob Williamson 919-286-0411 ext. 6045
3/29/2008

2

Lebanon, PA Rebecca L. Sheetz 717-272-6621 ext.5438
4/5/2008

1

Columbus, GA Spring Love 334-725-2838
4/10/2008

1

Las Vegas, NV Gregory F. Abernathy 702-636-3000 ext. 6054
4/11/2008

1

Brentwood, NY John A. Sperandeo 631-261-4400 ext. 7031
4/25/2008

1

St. Cloud, MN Stephen Eisenreich 320-255-6480
5/14-15/2008

2

Las Vegas, NV Gregory F. Abernathy 702-636-3000 ext. 6054
6/12-13/2008

2

Chicago, IL Eugene Herskovic 312-569-8085
6/20-21/2008

2

San Juan, PR Daniel Aponte 787-641-7582 ext. 12327
6/2008

2

Fayetteville, AR Brian McAnally 479-444-5065
7/12/2008

1

Sandpoint, ID John E. Davis 208-255-5291
8/7-10/2008

4

Pleasanton, CA Denver Mills 925-680-4526
8/15/2008

1

Tampa, FL Wendy Hellickson 813-979-3559 
8/21/2008

1

Haverhill, MA Shara Puglisi 781-687-2457
8/2008*

1

Fairbanks, AK John Pendrey 907-273-4051
8/2008*

2

Anchorage, AK John Pendrey 907-273-4051
9/19-20/2008

2

Cedar Rapids, IA Sarah E. Oliver 563-370-1779
9/20-21/2008

2

Colville, WA John E. Davis 208-255-5291
9/23/2008

1

Savanah, GA Michael Bland 800-595-5229 ext. 2374
9/25-27/2008

3

Rock Island, IL Sarah E. Oliver 563-370-1779
9/2008

1

Rutland, VT Aleta M. Runey 802-295-9363 ext. 6184
9/2008

3

Philadelphia, PA Stephen Bennett 225-823-5800 ext. 5506
10/4-5/2008

2

Libby, MT John E. Davis 208-255-5291
10/22-23/2008

2

Michigan Frances E McGiven 313-576-1000
10/24/2008

1

Dayton, OH Kristina Walker 937-268-6511 ext. 2481
10/25/2008

1

St. Cloud, MN Stephen Eisenreich 320-255-6480
11/2008*

1

Salem, VA  Gaylene Sanford 540-982-2463 ext. 1230
11/2008*

1

Roanoke, VA Robert Schmitt 540-982-2463 ext. 1230
11/7/2008

1

Columbia, SC Margaret Battle 803-776-4000 ext. 7445
11/7/2008

1

Salt Lake, UT Rudy Johansen 801-582-1565 ext. 2611
11/10/2008

1

San Antonio, TX Ann Guerrier-Marsh 210-692-1155
11/15/2008

1

Manchester, NH Bruce Bissett 603-624-4366
11/20/2008

1

San Juan, PR Daniel Aponte 787-641-7582 ext. 12327
11/24/2008

1

Freeport, NY John A. Sperandeo 631-261-4400 ext. 7031
TBD

1

Cherry Hill, NJ Steven Chambers 610-384-7711
TBD

1

Austin, TX Paula Wood 254-743-1261
TBD

1

Asheville, NC Allison Haberfield 828-298-7911 ext. 15506
TBD

1

Tillamook, OR Steve Weld 503-842-4358
TBD

1

Yakima, WA Robert Vasquez 509-457-2736
TBD

2

Bend, OR Stu Steinberg 503-220-8262
TBD

3

Roseburg, OR Laura James 541-826-2111
TBD

1

Pittsburgh, PA Mary Francis Pilarski 412-365-5273
TBD

1

Macon, GA Adelaide Anne Martis 478-272-1210 ext. 3635
TBD

1

Columbus, GA Spring Love 334-725-2838
TBD

1

Lantham, NY Donna K. Vaughn 518-626-5167
TBD

1

Gainesville, FL Vianne Marchese 352-379-7461
TBD

1

Tallahassee, FL Vianne Marchese 352-379-7461
TBD

1

Jacksonville, FL Vianne Marchese 352-379-7461
TBD

1

Clay County, FL Vianne Marchese 352-379-7461
TBD

1

St. Augustine, FL Vianne Marchese 352-379-7461
TBD

1

Lake City, FL Vianne Marchese 352-379-7461
TBD

1

Ocala, FL Vianne Marchese 352-379-7461
TBD

1

Orlando, FL Heather S. Gallagher 321-397-0413
TBD

1

Richmond, VA Raymond Patterson 804-675-5000 ext. 4191
TBD

1

Longview, WA Christina Pegg  360-423-0140

*Indicates event planned for that month, exact date not determined. TBD stand down planned, date

not yet determined.  For additional information on Stand Down dates and locations, please contact the Homeless Veterans Programs Office at:    (202) 273-5764.”

The next Suffolk County veterans stand down will be April 11, 2008 1000 hrs to 1400 hrs at the Health, Sports, & Education Center on the Brentwood Campus of Suffolk Community College. The next volunteer meeting is on Friday 3/28/08 at 1400 hrs at the Police Academy Gymnasium ( Suffolk Community College Brentwood) the meeting after that is on 4/4/08 1630 hrs at the same place you can call (631)853-8387) for additional information.

Commander

Dick Woltman

(Thank You VFW Commander of Suffolk County Woltman)

The April 11th 2008 Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Brentwood, NY is hosted by the Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, Thomas Ronayne, Director. Questions or additional information:

631 853 8387 (VETS)