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ALA VGS Veterans’ Project

2018

Each year American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State selects a project related to Veterans. The 2018 recipients are these Virginia Veterans Administration Hospitals.


Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond needs a Pavilion for patients who need to be protected from the sun when they are outside and for protection from the weather during events such as BBQ picnics. Other organizations will also be contributing to this fund.



Salem VA Medical Center in Salem has a need for charging stations so veterans can charge their phones while in the waiting areas. They would also like to have boxes for suggestions on how to improve veterans’ care and for sharing concerns.


Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton needs help with the cost of the Christmas Gift Shop. This project allows patients who live there to choose a gift for family members for Christmas. This fund helps purchase the gifts and covers the cost of shipping them.

 


2017

Each year American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State selects a project related to Veterans. The 2017 recipient is REBOOT Combat Recovery, a faith-based combat trauma healing course that is designed to address the spiritual wounds of war.

War wounds the soul. But through REBOOT Combat Recovery, combat veterans and their families are experiencing breakthrough in their war against PTSD. At REBOOT locations across the country, combat veterans are healing, divorce rates are dropping, medication abuse is decreasing and suicide numbers are being reduced.

 


2016

Each year American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State selects a project related to Veterans. The 2016 recipient is Habitat for Heroes, a division of Habitat for Humanity.

Groundbreaking took place this spring for a home in Hampton for Gary and Diamonique Hope, a handicapped veteran and his young daughter. Their new home is well on its way to completion for this family. Each delegate at ALA VGS is assessed a city tax of $2.00. This tax money goes to the Veterans’ project. Delegates may give more if they chose. Also, fines and other income in cities can also be used for this project if the city decides to do so.

ALA Habitat for Heroes service project recipient Gary Hope at the 70th Session of Virginia Girls State

Gary Hope and his daughter, Diamonique, with Honorary Junior Auxiliary President Abby Forsyth


Auxiliary members during groundbreaking of home for Gary and Diamonique Hope

 


Virginia Girls State Director Susan Lee with Soldier’s Wish 2015 recipient of ALA VGS Veterans’ Project funds

2015

Each year American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State selects a project related to Veterans. The 2015 recipient is Soldier’s Wish.

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