2017 was another productive year for the Chapter. Our Mission to provide employment, housing, emergency assistance, and outreach to the VA Medical Center continues to expand. We are particularly proud of the new chapter offices that will allow us to better serve veterans in Yavapai County. As always I implore chapter members to attend monthly meetings and participate in chapter activities.
Chapter 16 New Office and Resource Center Now Open
Please attend our Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Chapter office and Resource Center to be held on Thursday March 22, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. The new Center greatly improves parking, handicap access, and number of available Service Officers to assist veterans and their families.
The Chapter financial picture allows the Chapter to continue providing a variety of services to veterans and their families in our community. These services include but are not limited to:
- Outreach recreational activities and community outings for residents at the Prescott VA Community Living Center.
- The Chapter’s thrift store continues to thrive and has provided full time, part time, seasonal, or temporary employment to over 54 veterans during the calendar year 2017.
- The Chapter owns and operates 3 facilities that provide housing for 12 veterans in the community that were previously homeless or facing homelessness.
- The Chapter continues to raise and donate funds to organizations that support veterans and their families.
- Recently the Chapter has initiated a pilot program to fund alternative therapies for Veterans suffering from PTSD, MST, or TBI
DAV Chapter 16 Thrift Store
745 5th Street, Prescott, AZ. 86301
The DAV “Thrift Store Needs your help to support veteran programs at the Prescott VAMC and to veterans throughout Yavapai County
WE NEED DONATIONS LIKE:
Clothing/footwear Hardware Electronics
Cars/trucks/trailer/RV’s Books Furniture
We will clean out storage units Estate Sales
Unusable clothes, linens, shoes, cell phones, books, scrap metal
If in Doubt Just Call
ALL DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED AND ARE FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTIONS AND 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO HELP LOCAL VETERANS WITH EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING, OR OTHER EMERGENCY NEEDS
WE DO LOCAL PICK UPS TUESDAY – SATURDAY
Susan Allee – Chapter Adjutant
The Chapter is excited to announce that it now has five certified Service Officers to assist veterans and their families with understanding and processing VA disability or death benefits claims.
Service Officers are now available at the following locations:
- Chapter 16 Resource Center @ 726 W. Gurley
Monday-Friday 0900 to 1500
- Prescott VA Building 13, Monday-Thursday 0900 to 1300
- DAV Thrift Store 745 5th Street
Monday-Friday: By Appointment
- Need us to come to you JUST CALL 928-756-2780 and we will set up an appointment.
Please attend our upcoming Chapter meetings . The March, April, and May meetings are of extra importance as nominations and election of Chapter Officers are the main agenda.
- Monthly Chapter Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 6:30 PM
- Board Meetings are held at 1100 the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at 726 W. Gurley
- Southwest Checker Cab “Cruise in” Car Show
Show Date & Location: April 14, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM, downtown on Cortez St., Prescott, AZ
There will be raffles, 50/50 drawings, and lots of prizes, gift certificates, tools, awards, and event Tee Shirts available for sale. There will also be historical memorabilia on display.
“Kaela’s Car”, the restoration of a checker cab, previously owned by a fellow Veteran who has passed, for his daughter, Kaela, also a Military Veteran. Awards will be determined by popular vote. All proceeds to benefit local veterans and Chapter 16 outreach programs.
● Funds not needed to produce this event will go directly to Chapter 16 outreach programs.
● Funds are needed for permit fees, street closure costs, advertising, raffle prizes, insurance fees & more.
● Please donate today to help us raise money for our local Veterans.
- Cruise in for the Vets Car Show, Yavapai College:
Show Date & Location: Yavapai College Car Show, Saturday, April 21, 2018, all day.
We will need Volunteers to collect donations. Please call the DAV Resource Center, let Linda or Sue know you’re interested in volunteering.
(The sixth annual Cruise-in for the Veterans will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.)