LVMAC Tidbit: Local Red Cross Seeks Special Volunteer to Serve Our Military Servicemembers and Their Families

September 21, 2018

American Red Cross SAF PinOne of our member organizations, the Lehigh Valley-Bucks Chapter of the American Red Cross, wants to re-establish its Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) program in Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties.  As a first step, a special kind of volunteer, working with the regional project manager for the program, must be found.

What is the Red Cross’ SAF program in the first place?  It is a longstanding program which supports our service members in the military by connecting them with their families during emergencies, providing them resilience training to deal with the challenges of deployment, and linking their families with local community resources.  Read the rest of this entry »

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LVMAC Tidbit: August 16 Webinar to Empower Military Parents

August 14, 2018

[Editor’s Note: This is what is what used to be called a “late wire” before the days of high technology, but here it goes …  hoping this reaches you, if it applies, in time.]

Growing up as a military child has both its advantages and difficulties; and the military services have always depended upon stable families to help ensure unit readiness. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy has partnered with Penn State University’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to implement what is called the THRIVE Initiative in yet another effort to empower military parents as they nurture their children. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Tax Assistance for 2018

February 22, 2018

By now, most have their W-2’s, 1099’s and what else they need to file their taxes.  Therefore, we thought this webpage might be of use to you or some of your comrades.

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As of 22 February 2018


LVMAC News: “Warmth for Warriors” — An Example of How the Lehigh Valley Can Care

February 8, 2018

Occasionally, a local business comes to us in hopes of reaching out to our military-veterans community with a benevolent idea of worth not tied to the need to improve their business — in other words, playing their part in supporting those who often selflessly defend us with an act of selfless community-service of their own.  Jack Lehr, Inc. is one of these.  Its particular focus is on helping those Lehigh Valley families where a spouse has orders for deployment with a year’s worth of  heating maintenance services at no charge.  The problems and impositions of call-up on the families of reservists are little discussed topics.  Jack Lehr “gets it.” Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Help Us with a Spark Grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

November 1, 2017

Source: Spark Grants – Veterans Affairs | Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

We could use your help from 6 November through 17 November by the mechanism of voting on a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation webpage.  As an organization of organization with no paid employees, we do not ask for ourselves, but instead Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — A Useful Program for this Time of Year: Operation Ride Home

October 31, 2017

Jack Daniel’s and the Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home program helps bring military families together for the holidays. Operation Ride Home sponsors travel for eligible service members and their dependents to travel from their duty station back home to spend time with their families. Reconnecting military families during this special time of year is one small way Operation Ride Home is strengthening military families. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer — LVHN’s MAVRIC Opens on 10 November

October 17, 2017

LVMAC Poster Art 2005Yet another glitzy and confusing acronym has appeared on the veterans scene:  MAVRIC, which stands for “Military and Veterans Information/Resource Center.”  But as our combat buddy, Bill Shakespeare, once said, “What’s in a name?  that which we call a rose … By any other word would smell as sweet …”  And, indeed,  this one smells sweet.  To fanfare Read the rest of this entry »


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