Detachment of New Jersey

Veterans Service and Rehabilitation

Patrick Gallagher

Updated August 15, 2021

HERE IT IS, FINALLY AFTER MISSING A YEAR, BECAUSE, WELL YOU KNOW.

It’s time for the 19th Annual Sons of The American Legion Bar-B-Que and Horseshoe tournament at Veterans Haven South on Sunday at 12:00 noon September 12th sponsored by The Detachment of New Jersey. The horses and washes will start at noon. Food at 1:00. Tours will be available. You may wish to bring a lawn chair.

           All are welcome to come down and have a good time with our veterans, who are in need at this time, but wish to get back out there on their feet to be again productive members of our great country.

 As you may well know this facility has been expanded to almost 100 beds for homeless veterans in New Jersey . The state of New Jersey has made their commitment, but we as an organization must help to keep this alive. Please help to continue a worthy cause, not just on this day but though out the year and forever, to take care of our own.

To get on with what’s going on, at the Bar-B-Que the Detachment will be supplying:

·         Hamburgers

·         Hot Dogs

·         Pork (pig)

·         Condiments’

·         Paper products

·         Soda

·         Corn

·         Watermelon

 

Anyone wishing to bring a salad or a personal specialty is more than welcome. The veterans down here don’t get home cooked food that often. Their meals come from the hospital (YUCK!). Not store bought! If you do bring something put it in an aluminum pan ½ size or full size so it can be heated or chilled and you can leave it. One will be enough with others bringing theirs.

 

I’m sending this to all in The American Legion Family that I have emails for, so if you know of somebody that might be interested please forward this along. I will keep this going with what people are bringing so we don’t get too much of one thing.

 

Remember this is about the Veteran Residents at Veterans Haven, this is not about The Sons of The American Legion. Please take the time to talk with the residents, play horseshoes or washers with them do not just hang out with just the Legion family. There will be no long speeches or introductions. Dress comfortably, bring cap (does not have to be worn all the time) bring a chair, take pictures and have fun with the resident veterans. This BBQ is for the 2019-2021 year, Commander Matt Thalasinos Year. 

 Always welcome are gift cards in various denominations from WAWA or Walmart. I have attached the latest wish list for Veterans Haven South. Horseshoes start at Noon. Food at let the residents eat FIRST. There are approximately 55 veterans there at this time.

Address

Go in first entrance off White Horse Pike (RT. 30)

     301 Spring Garden Rd

      Winslow , NJ 08095-0080

 

For God and Country

Kent Hehl, Chairman




v.a.n.r committee is going to hold a meeting on mircosoft teams, on march 11 2021 7pm. all welcome to join us , once i get the info on the call i will post it here on the website . please dont forgot to report every thing your squadron does for are vets on the c.s.r . the c.s.r should be coming out soon.



The vanr committee is looking into having a committee meeting on microsoft teams. all are welcome to joint the meeting. the info will be email out by the detachment staff, it will also be posted on the detachment website . if you would like to joint or help out with vanr committee please email meor call me .i have been working on getting the wish list from the v.a .

menlo park is asking for 24" tv

paramus va home is asking for body wash and electric razors

VA&R Visits 2019-2021 

Lyons VA

(Postponed due to closed wards)

 

Menlo Park

bill odom sq 321

(Postponed due to closed wards)


New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park PO Box 3013, 132 Evergreen Road, Edison, NJ 08818 HOLIDAY WISH LIST 2020

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED TO FAMILIES, VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS. OUR HOLIDAYS WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL FOR OUR RESIDENTS. THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY, WE WILL BE PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZED HOLIDAY GIFTS TO EACH RESIDENT TO MAKE THIS TIME A LITTLE BRIGHTER FOR THEM. OUR VETERANS ANGEL PROGRAM IS FULLY SPONSORED AT THIS TIME. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ITEMS TO SUPPLEMENT THE RESIDENT GIFT BAGS, PLEASE SEE THE LIST BELOW FOR ITEMS OUR RESIDENTS CAN USE.  Men’s & Women’s Clothing Sizes Medium through X-Large Amazon Gift Cards for Individual Resident Needs To Make a Donation Please Contact Christine Caratozzolo at 732-452-4258 or christine.caratozzolo@dmava.nj.gov ALL DONATIONS MUST BE MAILED TO THE FACILITY Please make all checks payable to: “NJ Veterans Memorial home at Menlo Park” Electric Razors Batteries Body wash Body Spray Shampoo Conditioner Deodorant Lip Balm Tissues Body Lotion Combs Brushes Denture Adhesive Fanny Packs Nail Polish Lipstick Eye Shadow Blush Womens’ scarves Men’s Watches Women’s Watches


 

East Orange

 (Postponed due to closed wards)

Steve Sangemino sq. 105

 

Vineland Veterans Home

  (Postponed due to closed wards)

Joe Korba Squad 352

RESIDENT NEED AND WISH LIST 2020 524 NW Boulevard Vineland, NJ 08360-2895 856-405-4212 (Volunteer Office) It is through the generous contributions of organization and individuals that we are able to provide many of the “extras” as we care for our residents. Listed below are ongoing wishes, special needs, and future projects that we have identified for our Home. SPECIFIC NEEDS  Body Wash- Scents that can be used for men or women.  Body Spray  Diabetic Socks  Button Down Cardigans (S-5XL)  Socks with non-slip tread on bottoms  Lip Balm  Tissues (Boxes)  Perfume  Pre Shave, After Shave and Cologne  Denture Adhesive and Denture Cleaning Tablets  Suspenders & Belts-Larger Sizes  Sweatshirts & Sweatpants (S-5XL)  Electric Razors  MP3 Players  2GB Flash Drives (Library Kiosk)  Undershirts (White) Sizes S-5XL  Batteries (New only) AA & AAA & C  Deodorant- Universal scents for men or women.  Refreshments (Please Check Expiration Dates) o Tasty Cakes - Regular & Diet (Individually Wrapped) o Chips and Pretzels (Individually Wrapped)  Seasonal Decoration for Residents’ Rooms  Gift Cards o Wal-Mart, Target, Visa, Amazon, iTunes ONGOING FUNDING ITEMS  Monetary donation for: o Second Wind Dreams o Sporting Event Tickets o Longwood Garden Tickets o Zoo Trip Tickets o Wheelchair Cup Holders & Bags o Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions o Books of Postage Stamps for mailing cards to loved ones. (Prefer “Forever Stamps” o Sponsorship of music programs o Dining Out Events (Trips to Diners and Restaurants) o PROJECTS/WISH LIST  Wireless Headphones for TV or Music  Geriatric Recliners **Specialized Equipment**  Lounge Renovations  Touch Town Information System Project Please contact us for more information on these or other project ideas. If you are interested in helping with a specific need item or project and would like to send a check, please make the check payable to: New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland (NJVMH of Vineland) – Welfare Fund and indicate what item you would like the funds to go towards 

Paramus

Bingo

To be announced,(Postponed due to closed wards)

Lenny Free Squad #147,keith Barnes sq. 58

 

Veterans Have North

Jeff Hicks

 To be announced

Veteran Haven South

Last Sunday in July 29th 12 noon

Kent Hehl, Squad #281

 

For God and Country

Patrick Gallagher

Detachment VA&R Committee Chairman

848-992-4337