LVMAC News: Looking for a way to contribute your talent to the local veterans community? Are you a budget and finance professional?

June 28, 2021

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LVMAC has played an important, but sometimes under-acknowledged role, in our military veterans community since 2003.  As a result, the development of local veterans support activities over the years has been dramatic.  Sometimes it just takes a little networking;  at other times, spearhead activities.  Although focused upon the Lehigh Valley’s military, veterans, and their families, its thinking from time to time has influenced state government — and sometimes reached higher.  Considering that Pennsylvania has adopted a loosely confederated veterans affairs system, that is quite an achievement.

But every nonprofit organization — especially  one of our nature — requires exceptional volunteers willing to give of their talents in the service of others.   At this moment, we are looking for a very special individual to help with some vital, behind-the-scenes work necessary to our taking our words into actions, a person to fill the budget and finance chair.

The flyer on the upper right provides more initial details and contact information.  We use a Nominating Committee process.

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As of 28 June 2021


LVMAC News: LVMAC Seeks a Budget and Finance Chairman

December 6, 2020

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We are looking for a very special individual who is dedicated to serving veterans and their families in the Lehigh and Northampton counties area. This person organizes some vital, behind-the-scenes work that helps us take our words into actions.  Want to make a real difference in the veterans affairs scene?  This is one organization that has and is.

The flyer to the left provides more initial details.  We use a Nominating Committee process.

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As of 6 December 2020


Forward Observer — Home Depot and Nam Knights Team Up to Provide Wheelchair Ramp to a Veteran

October 1, 2016

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Some smart connecting done by Nam Knights with a local Home Depot. Kudos to both on an honest effort coming from the heart.

But it would be even better if all the local Home Depots were to get together with Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley to see if a Repair Corps (aka Veterans Repair Corps) could be started locally, as has been occurring elsewhere.  LVMAC thinks such a local collaborative partnership might lead to a more effective, local program for both organizations — to include a better system to reach those veterans in need of such services.

While we’re at it, we wonder if the veteran was under VA healthcare.  He may not be, for not all veterans are entitled to VA healthcare, despite a common belief among non-veterans that all veterans are.  If he were, the Home Adaptation Program, a not well-known program, may have been available to him.

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RJH
As of 1 October 2016


LVMAC News — Volunteers Again Needed for the Veterans Reading Brigade

September 15, 2016
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Volunteers are needed for the Veterans Reading Brigade.  The demand has been increasing and we now have too few volunteers.

The concept is simple. Each reader is provided a book to read to a class of school children. Often the children enjoy asking questions about your military service.  The book is then donated to the classroom library.  It’s that easy!

This volunteer opportunity requires a minimal time commitment. You can volunteer to read as many or as few times throughout the year as your schedule allows.

If interested, please contact Robin Carmody at 610-972-7371 or rcarmody@firstgencom.com.

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As of 14 September 2016


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