In keeping with our mission of Vets Helping Vets, we do a lot for both individual Veterans in the community, as well as helping support Veteran Care Facilities and other Veteran Organizations. Here are some of the things we’ve been privileged to get to do lately. Text is copied from facebook posting. You can also see what we do on our public Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cvmatulsa or by clicking the facebook logo on the menu.
July 20th, 2022
(From our FB post)Word is spreading about what we are doing to help local Veterans. Yesterday we were contacted by an employee at the VA. He had a 74 year old Vet in his office that was seeking assistance with a couple of expenses he was struggling with. It wasn’t much, around $140. Our officers quickly voted to help him out and our XO called and paid the bills directly for him. If you know a Veteran in a crisis, let us know and we can help if possible, or we can direct them to the proper resources. All help is contingent on availability of funds, which solely come from our 2 annual fundraising efforts and donations.
July 11th, 2022
Vets Helping Vets! A few weeks ago one of our members was contacted by an employee. He said he had a Veteran friend, JT, who was in Orlando for school and had a serious motorcycle accident, leaving him in a coma. Our member shared this info with one of our officers, who then got in touch with the Orlando Chapter. They were able to make contact at the hospital and speak with JT’s wife and parents. Their wish was to get him to family home area in Western Arkansas, but medical transport was upward of $7,000. An idea was presented that each Chapter from OK, AR and FL donate at least $100, which would get them close. All 3 state chapters, along with others, came together to raise enough to pay for transport, and some to give the family to help them through these troubling times. Another awesome thing is that he did open his eyes while our FL members were speaking with him. He is now home in Arkansas and the family is able to have some relief by being closer to home through this.
Proud to be a member of such an amazing association of brothers and sisters! #CVFFCV #vetshelpingvets