Showing posts from August, 2015

What if....

What if……
……we could help the homeless veteran?
By Mark Sutton, Public Relations Director, American Legion Department of Michigan.
                A few years ago the director of the Department of Veterans Affairs had a goal to eliminate veteran homelessness in 5 years.  According to the VA’s homeless initiative website they state reasons for veteran homelessness:
“These include poverty, insufficient access to reasonably priced housing, isolation from family or friends and substance use or mental health challenges that may develop or worsen as a result of service-related trauma.”
                The goal was to eliminate homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015.  Unfortunately, the goal will take a little longer than expected.  I personally think a goal like that is not attainable, but a goal that talks about getting any veteran who no longer wants to be homeless is achievable.  We must recognize that there is a group of veterans, whether it is due to mental health issues, or by c…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 8/6 to 8/20

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are many! Things are picking up since this event listing which has 10 new items! You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:

ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Metro Airport Freedom Center Needs Volunteers" Freedom Center military lounge at Detroit Metro Airport is looking for 50 - 75 new volunteers. The new volunteers will primarily staff the Freedom Center facility that will be opening at the…

CORRECTED: JOB POSTING: Greenhouse Shipping and Receiving Material Handler

Please see the corrected team member job posting for a Shipping and Receiving Material Handler position.  There is one available position.  This is an external posting.Important information about this position:Location: Lansing (Airport Warehouse)Full-time hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Must possess or have the ability to obtain a forklift license Starting wage: $8.15/hour with an increase to $8.50/hour once forklift license is obtained To be considered for these positions, a typed cover letter and resume should be submitted to ( by the closing date of Monday, August 17, 2015.Please see the job description for further details.Thanks, Alex Crabill, MPA- Eligibility and Intake SpecialistPeckham, Inc. | 3510 Capital City Blvd, Lansing, MI 48906-2102517.316.4383 Phone/Fax |acrabill@peckham.orgFor more information, or follow us onFacebookorTwitter Your Comments: Peckham is committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service. Your c…

Part Time Warehouser job posting

The Motown East Zone has openings for 1 part time warehouse position in our Sterling Heights facility.  The online applicant system will be turned on at 9:00 AM Friday, August 7, 2015 and will close once we have 15 applicants.   All applicants must apply on line at  Advise your client group to enter zip code 48313 to access available positions, following the prompts.  Individuals who wish to request a reasonable accommodation will find a link, as well as a phone number on the fritolayemployment website. Further information, job descriptions and process are detailed on the website.   If you have any questions, please contact Josh Kase at 586-276-4108.Kim HebertZone Sales AdminFrito-Lay Motown East Zone

American Legion commends Congress for VA Bill, Choice Reforms

For Immediate Release Legion commends Congress for VA Bill, Choice Reforms WASHINGTON (July 30, 2015) –The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization praised Congress for passing a measure to fill a $3.4 billion funding gap, which threatened to close VA hospitals and clinics across the country. "While it's frustrating that VA did not do a better job of budgeting, we need to look to the future," American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm said. "Earlier this month, I called on Congress to do its job, and now it has delivered. Under this legislation, VA will be able to pay for the expensive but essential Hepatitis C medication that veterans need.  This bill also reforms the Veterans Choice Fund by moving to consolidate seven different programs that had conflicting and confusing criteria. Veterans should not have to pay the price for the administrative mistakes made by others.  We appreciate that Congress has provided the needed funding and r…