SU Veteran Legal Clinic

BENEFITS TO OUR VETERANS AND COMMUNITY

1. Assist with VA Claims
Veterans can receive the benefits they earned in as few as 21 days as opposed to a 2 year wait.

2. Represent Veterans in VA Claim Appeals
Veterans represented by an attorney had their appeals allowed or remanded 82-90 percent
of the time.

3. Help Veterans Upgrade Discharges
Without attorney representation, veterans have a less than 20 percent chance of an
upgrade to an honorable discharge.

4. Give Priority Status in Existing Clinics
Including: Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Disability Law, Elder
Law, Tax Law and Consumer Law

See the flyer for full details SU Veteran Legal Clinic.

WOD with Warriors

WOD with Warriors is a workout specifically designed to honor our nation’s warriors and build communities around our veterans.

We’ll be doing the workout at Ultimate Athletics at The Shops at Ithaca Mall on Wednesday 5 November from 10 AM – 4 PM. We will have a group at the gym at noon, please join us then if you can.

All proceeds directly support Team Red, White & Blue, whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans.

Please help us get the word out by printing out and posting a copy of the WOD_poster at your office or around town.

Find out more more about the WOD at http://teamrwb.org/get-involved/wodwithwarriors

Twin Tiers Honor Flight

Twin Tiers Honor Flight is planning a flight out of the Ithaca airport in late April/early May and would love to have your office and contacts involved.  Our website is http://www.twintiershonorflight.org, and we have a facebook page at Twin Tiers Honor Flight with photos of our previous trips at http://www.facebook.com/twintiershonorflight 

TTHF is part of the national Honor Flight Network (www.honorflight.org).

We are hoping to take around 60 veterans on a chartered flight (at no cost to the vets) to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.  We are prioritizing WW II and Korean era veterans, but will take veterans from any time of conflict regardless of where they were stationed.

We also will need guardians, who contribute a tax-deductible fee (most likely around $425) to spend the day with the veterans and care for them during the journey.  Organizations often pay on behalf of guardians, and many guardians go more than once.

Volunteers are needed for fundraising events, solicitation of in-kind and monetary donations, tabling, participating in send-off and welcome home ceremonies, and providing assistance in myriad ways.  One of our key needs is for volunteers with medical training (first aid/CPR or EMS or military medic training, for example).  Medical specialists are needed to make the trips to D.C.

Donations can be made out to Social Ventures Inc. and sent to Twin Tiers Honor Flight, 2735 Slaterville Road, Brooktondale, NY  14817-9507.

Applications for veterans, guardians, and volunteers are all available at our website.  They may be printed and mailed, or they can be sent back via e-mail.

Sincerely,
Nancy Kane
Director
Twin Tiers Honor Flight
twintiershonorflight@gmail.com
(914) 420-2545

Women Veterans – We’ve come a long way

Women Veterans – We’ve come a long way!

You are invited to a celebration of life and service for our women veterans who reside at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Oxford.

We are having a gathering for the women veterans at the home on Saturday, 8 November 2014, in the Veterans’ Auditorium from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Please come and make their and our day a memorable event.  Remember that they are our fore-sisters, who set the standards in pride, honor, and dedication upon which our armed services strive to build.  Learn about their lives in the service and share some of your stories.

Please take the time to drive to Oxford on this day of remembrance for them and for us!!!!

Please RSVP to retired Patricia J Cobb, Personnelman Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy at usnretpj@yahoo.com or 607-843-6666.