Veteran Events & Announcements 10/9 to 10/16
"MI Freedom Center at Metro Airport" Many of you know I volunteer at the Freedom Center (our version of a USO) at Metro (Delta terminal) once each week. Next month the center will celebrate its 3rd anniversary. To date the center has hosted over 106,000 (not a typo) veterans, active military, and their family members. They could use more support since they are hoping to open a second center at the North Terminal that serves all other airlines at Metro. If your group can help contact John or Diane at 810-545-8343 or vial email. We are currently missing 25% of the troops passing thru Metro since there is nothing at the North terminal so your help is important!
"Saturday, November 8, 2014 (SAVE THE DATE)" The annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade will march down Woodward! To join the parade, sponsor, or just more information, see their website or the new flyer.
"Wednesday & Thursday, October 8 & 9, 2014" The Southeastern Michigan Veterans Stand Down will take place at the Detroit Rescue Mission, 3606 E Forest, Detroit. Volunteers are needed as are numerous items, and a complete list is available on their website. At this event on the 8th a Homeless Court will take place to assist those Detroit (only) veterans with legal issues in the 36th District Court. You must register for this assistance by calling 313-596-0258. See flyer for complete information.
"Friday, October 10, 2014" Neighborhood Legal Services, along with the Detroit VA Hospital, are offering free legal assistance on issues like child support, expungements, tickets, etc. This will take place at the Detroit VA Hospital, 4646 Jorn R, Detroit, from 9AM till Noon. Limited to 15 veterans so call to reserve your spot at 313-576-1000, ext 65537. See flyer for more information.
"Saturday, October 11, 2014" The Navy Spirit League of Michigan is hosting the 239th Navy Birthday Ball at the Best Western Plus, 34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Hgts, starting at 6PM. For complete information see their website. To order tickets go here.
"Saturday, October 11, 2014" Port Huron VFW Post 796 is hosting a benefit Euchre tournament to help Marine Joe LaRue with his medical bills, from 6 till 9PM. Entry Fee is $20. The post is located at 1711 Pine Grove Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060. See flyer for more info.
"Sunday, October 12, 2014" Stiggy's Dogs is hosting their annual Pack Palooza at the Lyon Oaks County Park, 52251 W Pontiac Trail, Wixom, from 1 to 4PM. Your dog is not only welcome but is the leader of the pack! Stiggy's Dogs helps take rescue dogs and train them as companions for our veterans. For more information and to order tickets see the flyer or their site to purchase tickets.
"Thursday, October 16, 2014" The University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law is offering a free legal clinic at SS Peter & Paul Church, 438 St Antoine, Detroit, from 9 to 11AM. Today's help will focus on Driver's License Restoration. To register call Alesa at the Law School at 313-596-0258. See flyer for other upcoming clinics.
-- Tim Wirkus Volunteer Southfield Veterans' Commission firstname.lastname@example.org www.southfieldvets.org