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Thank You Isn't Enough -Warrior Hockey
Thank you friends, family, fans, and supporters of the Warriors!
We here at the Michigan Warriors know what the words 'family' and 'community' mean. It means giving back to those who give so much to us. It means welcoming new Disabled Veterans and their spouses and children into our program every single week. And most importantly, it means working each day to ensure our program continues to grow and we keep our Veterans on the ice.
#GivingTuesday is upon us, and we know your inboxes are being flooded by every organization out there. We won't try to jump on the bandwagon of asking you for year-end giving, however we will ask you to take two and a half minutes out of your day to watch our new video, created through our partnership with Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers and CBS EcoMedia. This video embodies our mission, our members, and what we accomplishing every single week on the ice.
When you watch this video, keep in the back of your mind that this program was started by Disabled Veterans right here in Detroit. Keep in the back of your mind that this program is run by Disabled Veterans and the spouses of our Vets. And lastly, keep in the back of your mind that if you cannot financially support the Michigan Warriors, a simple share of this video to your friends, family, and coworkers is invaluable to our organization.
Thank you from all of us at the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program!
American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure
WASHINGTON (January 13, 2017) – The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits
to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
"Veterans have waited long enough for treatment and proper care in the area of environmental health," American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt said. "Those who have served at Camp Lejeune and are
now suffering from illnesses linked to contamination cannot be left to confront these diseases as if they were not in any way connected to their time on base. We are here to see this does not happen."
Groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune was stated specifically in American Legion Resolution No. 118, passed unanimously by delegates at the 98th National Convention in Cincinn…
Affidavit Required in December In late 2013 the state legislature and the governor enacted Public Act 161 of 2013, the Disabled Veterans Exemption. This act gives qualifying disabled veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses a property tax exemption for their primary residence in Michigan. For some qualifying veterans, not having to pay their property taxes could mean the difference of staying in their current home or having to move. Summary of Benefits The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be mailing out to all veterans who receive benefits their ‘summary of benefits’ letter in the month of November and December. The veteran will need that summary along with Michigan Treasury Form 5107. The surviving unremarried spouse will need to provide the last summary of benefits letter or other documentation showing the qualifying veterans status at time of death and Form 5107. To Be Done Annually Every city tax assessor may have a different procedure for applying, but the informat…
Dear American Legion department and national leaders:
Improvement projects at American Legion posts and necessary home repairs for veterans in need are eligible to receive grants from The Home Depot Foundation, a longtime supporter of The American Legion. The Home Depot Foundation announced at National Convention last summer that it is dedicating no less than $1 million for American Legion projects throughout the country.
The Home Depot Foundation grants provide American Legion posts with funds and volunteer help to fix the little things that make huge differences: weatherizing windows, insulating attics, interior and exterior painting, installing new ceiling tiles, replacing fans and replacing flooring. Additionally, these grants provide an opportunity for Legion posts to aid veterans in need of home repairs. For one example, on Veterans Day, The Home Depot volunteers made repairs to the St. Louis home of a Vietnam War veteran. A similar effort made a life-changing differen…