R.I.P • Joseph Franklin (Joe) Ward73 Years Young • Joined Chapter 989 in 2009

We congratulate Raymond Scow Jr. for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM)  for April 2021.

Scow is an Army veteran who has been an incredibly active and supportive member of the veteran community in northern Nevada. A member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 989 since 2015, Scow has served as the Chapter’s parade coordinator. The Chapter participates in as many as five to six parades per year. In support of this, he personalized his Harvester and Trailer to become the Chapter’s “signature” at events throughout Northern Nevada symbolizing that VVA 989 is present and supportive. Scow is also the Chapter’s Homeless Prevention Coordinator and leads the chapter’s efforts in supporting the Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Reno. He cooks hot meals for veterans in need and during the pandemic, handing out $1,500 of baggies with prewrapped snacks for them to have at least something to eat that day. He is also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Post #1. As a DAV member, he is an avid volunteer of the Post’s fundraising efforts in support of Honor Flight Nevada. He is often the top ticket seller for the Post’s raffle, which supports Honor Flight. For those who know Scow, he can often be found volunteering at one event or another or preparing for the larger events in the community.

Photo of 989’s 12 X 24 inch Brick Paver

(representing a $1,000 donation)

Soon to be placed at the Sparks Vetrans Memorial Plaza in the Marina.

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On Behalf of NDVS Director Kat Miller 

We hope you will help spread the word about a very important, new benefit for anyone who has lost someone due to COVID-19. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide reimbursement of up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses that occurred after January 20, 2020.  This FEMA reimbursement program will start sometime in April 2021. Click the link for more information, including eligibility, how to apply and more: Thank you for helping us get the word out on this important information! 


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