For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Goldstein
AMVETS “Veterans Helping Veterans” Launches New Post in Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay, NY – AMVETS (American Veterans), a national organization that represents, supports and assists veterans and their families, has established a new post in Oyster Bay, NY. The charter was formally presented to AMVETS North Shore Veterans Memorial Post 21 at the American Legion Hall in Oyster Bay April 18.
The new AMVETS post already has approximately 50 members. It is presently conducting a food drive to benefit veterans’ food pantries and preparing care packages for deployed service members.
“The new post is a welcome addition to this north shore community,” said founding Post Commander Richard G. DeJesu, former Commander of the New York State AMVETS Department and a resident of Oyster Bay. “The AMVETS Post gives our returning veterans a place where they can find camaraderie and friendship, and the opportunity for continued service and engagement through activities aimed at helping other veterans.”
AMVETS welcomes active duty military and honorably discharged veterans from all military branches and time periods and does not require combat or wartime service. Membership eligibility includes service in the National Guard and Reserves.
AMVETS North Shore Veterans Memorial Post 21 meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 120 South Street in Oyster Bay. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
As one of America’s leading veterans service organizations, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring programs that serve our country and its citizens.
Services provided by AMVETS include:
- Hospital visits to brighten the lives of hospitalized veterans. Visits include talking, playing cards and even watching television with sick and disabled veterans to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation.
- Visits to and support of families of deployed and hospitalized veterans.
- Educational scholarships to veterans to help them complete their education.
- Trained national service officers (NSOs) accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation provide sound advice and prompt action on compensation claims at no charge to veterans.
Over the years, AMVETS has been at the forefront of public policy related to national defense, services for homeless veterans, adequate funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans’ employment and training, POW/MIA accountability and flag protection.
AMVETS has more than 250,000 members across the U.S. The organization’s mission is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.
For additional information about AMVETS North Shore Veterans Memorial Post 21, please visit www.facebook.com/AMVETSnorthshorePost21, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Commander DeJesu at (516) 220-9954.