Meet With Us !!!
Sierra Nevada Chapter 989 meets the 3rd Thursday of each Month at 1800 hours, inside VFW Post 9211, 255 VFW Historic Lane (formerly Burris Lane) in Reno. (Just off of Moana & Baker Lane)
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Our recent accomplishments:
July 2014 – Chapter hosted a BBQ for all veterans to honor the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition of Fernley.
April 2014 – Chapter donated $277.00 for new outside lights at VFW Post 9211 .
April 2014 – Chapter started donating $200.00 every three months for a total of $600.00 to the We Care program which helps feed the homeless people in Reno.
March 2014 – Chapter started donating $100.00 per month for 12 months to the Adopt a Vet Dental program.
March 2014 – Chapter members collected over $5,000 for the Veterans Guest House at the Atlantis Casino during their Radiothon.
February 2014 – Awarded three $1000 Scholarships to Student Veterans at Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, and the University of Nevada, Reno.
November 2013 – Donated $300 to Wreaths Across America.
November 2013 – Made 3rd and final payment of $200 of a $600 donation to “We Care” to help feed homeless people in Reno.
September 2013 – Helped the Veterans Administration Medical Center with their Stand Down for homeless veterans.
May 2013 – Donated $498 for housing a homeless veteran with a child.
March 2013 – Helped the Veterans Guest House Radiothon raise money at the Atlantis Casino.
February 2013 – Donated $500 for the Vietnam Memorial at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.
February 2013 – Donated $300 to Ken Rodgers to show the Vietnam film “Bravo” at the University of Nevada Reno.
November 2012 – Donated $300 to Wreaths Across America.
October 2012 – Helped Chapter 388 with security at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Mills Park in Carson City.
September 2012 – Helped the Veterans Administration Medical Center with their Stand Down for homeless veterans.
August 2012 – The Chapter agreed to donate $1,800 to “Adopt a Vet”, a dental program for low income veterans.
April 2012 – The Chapter agreed to donate $600 to “We Care” who to help feed the homeless people in Reno.
March 2012 – Continued fund raising support for the Reno Veterans Guest House Radiothon, helped by taking in $3,200 at the Atlantis Casino in Reno.
October 2011 – Show support for the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Fernley with annual wreaths, flags, and in flag raising ceremonies, Donating $300 for wreaths.
October 2011 – Donated $500 to the VFW Post # 9211 for patio construction.
September 2011 – Participated in the annual Veterans Administration Medical Center Stand Down for area homeless veterans.
August/September 2011 – worked for the Veterans Guest House during Hot August Nights and the Rib Cook Off to raise money for them.
March 2011 – Continued fund raising support for the Reno Veterans Guest House Radiothon, by collecting $3,500 at the Atlantis Casino in Reno.
2010 – Continued support for the Reno Vet Center by donating $500 for activities and supplies.
2010 – Donated $200 to the Reno’s Boy Scout Troop # 1 for their help with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Exhibit.
2010 – Participated in the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Exhibit at San Rafael Park in Reno by helping visitors find names on the wall and answering questions.
2009 – Continued support at the Reno VA Medical Center working with the homeless and social departments, and donating $1500 for the hospice wing at the hospital.
2009 – Donated $450 to the UNR’s Veterans Club and Veterans Coalition.
2008 – Sponsored the “Salute to Afgan & Iraq War Veterans” banquet at John Ascaugas’ Nugget Casino.
Continuing – Work with the Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center in Reno to aid local veterans.
Continuing – Participate annually in the Veterans Day parades in Reno and the 4th of July parade in Virginia City.
Continuing – Developed a therapeutic horticulture program (vegetable garden) for veterans to heal through gardening.
Continuing – Mentoring the Northern Nevada Prisons with the Vet to Vet program and their VVA Chapters.