40 ET 8 – Voiture 99 is committed to charitable and patriotic aims. Our purpose is to uphold and defend the United States Constitution. To promote the well being of veterans and their widows and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse’s training.
American Legion Smith-Reynolds Post 14 – The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The American Legion Smith-Reynolds Post 14 serves the Vancouver and surrounding area veteran community as a social outlet and gathering place, provides a Veteran’s Day meal free to all Veterans, and provides holiday meal celebrations to the veteran and military family communities to make sure none go it alone. Our full service bar provides economical food and drinks, and our banquet hall is available to rent at very reasonable cost for events. We support other civic organizations with community oriented causes and drives, such as bicycle helmets for children, community clean-up events, and fund raising.
Visit our Website at: http://legionpost14.com
Visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/The-American-Legion-Smith-Reynolds-Post-14-115108975176748/?fref=ts
American Red Cross – They have a database of 500 military families in the Clark and Cowlitz County with 6 volunteers who help with emergency communication to the loved ones. Julie Burger has produced a resource book of contacts of the different organizations involved with CMAC.
Army National Guard – They provide programs such as the “Assist Training in Suicide Prevention.”
Army OneSource (AOS) – The purpose of the Army OneSource initiative is to standardize the services and delivery of support to Soldiers and their Families regardless of their component or geographical location. All key players who support the Army Family – Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation Command, Installation Management Command, the Office of the Surgeon General, National Guard, and Reserves – are working in strategic partnerships to extend and expand support to those identified within the Soldier Family Action Plan and the Army Family Covenant, namely the geographically dispersed. Furthermore, this initiative establishes partnerships with sister services to increase and sustain support to those not living near an installation. Army Soldiers and Family members may access programs and services through three primary ways:
1) traditional brick and mortar establishments on-post
2) a web-based portal
3) through partnerships with local community and government organizations.
The AOS portal – located at www.MilitaryOneSource.mil – compiles important, credible and up-to-date information in a single location for Army Soldiers and Family members to access at any time of day, regardless of component or physical location. It organizes articles, videos and resources in the following major categories – Family Programs and Services; Healthcare; Soldier and Family Housing; Child, Youth and School Services; Education, Careers and Libraries; Recreation, Travel and BOSS; and, Communities and Marketplace. Ms. Rachel M. Turner-Bensen Army OneSource (AOS) Community Support Coordinator (Washington) Rachel.TurnerBensen@us.army.mil https://www.myarmyonesource.com/csc/washington
Buffalo Soldiers – The Buffalo Soldiers do fundraising events and are seeking new members to join. Right not they are working on getting their own stables for their horses. Five members have joined recently and brought their own horses. They are also seeking M-1 Rifle Slings. Contact Bill Morehouse (503) 287-6925.
Civil Air Patrol – CAP’S Vision Statement : “America’s Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers-performing Missions for America.”
CAP’S Mission Statement : “To serve America by performing Homeland Security and humanitarian missions for communities, states, and nation; developing our country’s youth; and educating our citizens on the importance of air and space power.”
CAP’S Three Missions: 1. Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, Emergency Services.
Clark County District Court – This is a new Veterans Therapeutic Court that will assist those who are facing challenges such as combat trauma, and as a result entered the criminal justice system for low level offenses. The Veteran must plead guilty to receive intense supervision and court-ordered treatment for a minimum of 12 months. Non-compliance can include jail time.
Clark County Resource Committee – They help in seeking out programs and assistance for all Veterans. Morris Giesler is seeking assistance and encouraging every Veteran organization to have a Service Officer or Representative at the meetings held every 4th Wednesday of the month. Each County has this Program and they are there to seek all Veterans. For more information, contact Morris Giesler (360) 699-5124 or e-mail RMGiesler506@comcast.net.
Combat Veterans International Chapter 9 – Our Mission: As Combat Veterans we proudly ride in honor and respect of all Prisoners of War, Missing in Action, and those brothers and sisters who were killed in combat supporting our country, in past, present, and future military actions. Our mission shall be: To support all Veterans, especially Combat Veterans, to the best of our ability, regardless of race, religion, age, sex, or country of origin. To fit into the areas where we live: As a non-confrontational/non-territorial motorcycle organization, showing respect for all human kind. Combat Veterans Motorcycle Organization is: Open to all verified Combat Veterans that meet specific criteria, and successfully complete a probationary period.
Contact: John H. (503) 367-2065
Bill W. (360) 606-6795
Dave L. (360) 901-3465
Although CVI members ride motorcycles, we are NOT A MOTORCYCLE CLUB!
Disabled American Veterans – The DAV helps Veterans in their claims. They have just opened their second office at 9707 NE 54th Street in Vancouver. Contact Fred Robertson by phone (360) 713-6004, cell phone (360) 576-9151, or e-mail F.Robertson.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite Care – Founded in 2000 to transform how services and health care are provided to people as they age, Elite Care’s mission is to provide a high quality, meaningful life—regardless of age, diagnosis, or ability. Its Extended Family Residence model is the culmination of over a decade of innovation offering a holistic approach, which features an elder-directed, relationship-based philosophy of care, and an environment that promotes independence and engages community. Through this approach, Elite Care sees industry-leading results with residents living longer, healthier, and happier lives. Learn more at www.EliteCare.com.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) – This agency promotes a culture between the employers support and the military servicemen. They keep in contact with the employers and the servicemen or servicewomen to bring a partnership together again after military service. As of the end of August, there are 19,900 National Guard Reserve Troops in the state of Washington, over 2,000 that are currently activated, and 992 currently deployed overseas. Contact Joel Scott at (360) 573-5056, cell phone (360) 907-9455, or e-mail Veritas_Eagle8@comcast.net.
Jeremiah Johnson Foundation – This vision will bring honor to Jeremiah Johnson and will continue to leave his legacy in the hearts of our community. Contact Elizabeth Johnson (360) 798-0819 or e-mail CMonGrandma@gmail.com.
Lewis and Clark Young Marines – The mission of the Young Marines program is to educate and inspire the youth within our communities by promoting a healthy and drug-free lifestyle through instructional and adventurous activities. We develop responsible citizens using the volunteer resources of a civilian and military partnership. The teamwork and esprit-de-corps enjoyed by the Young Marines help them discover the hero within.
Marine Corps League – Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps. This is accomplished by banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service. Voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Contact:
Commandant: Bill Cason
Operation Homefront – Operation Homefront (OH) is a national non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
Wes Forgey-Southwest Regional Coordinator & Board Member
Washington State Chapter
Patriot Guard Riders – The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us. (It is absolutely FREE to join us). We don’t care what you ride or if you ride a motorcycle, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; . The only prerequisite is Respect for our Veterans and their Families
Patriot Guard Riders of SW Washington
Point Man Ministries – is run by veterans from all conflicts, nationalities, and backgrounds. Although, the primary focus of Point Man has always been to offer spiritual healing from PTSD, Point Man today is involved in group meetings, publishing, hospital visits, conferences, supplying speakers for churches and veteran groups, welcome home projects and community support.
We meet at:
Place: Evergreen Baptist Church,
13014 NE 17th St, Vancouver, WA
Time: Every Tuesday at 7pm (1900 hrs)
Contact: Paul S at (360) 433-7182
Home Page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pointmanvancouverwa
All men and women who have served in the armed forces are welcome!!!
Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) – They have volunteers to help arrange for shelter, food, transportation to an emergency response. They assist police officers and the local medical examiner with death notifications. They serve as a liaison between victims and the emergency personnel. This group provides information and referrals to different agencies. Phone (503) 823-3937 or (360) 944-8918.
United States Army Recruiting Battalion – Portland Recruiting Battalion recruits future leaders of the United States Army. Our goal is to give young men and women of the United States, U.S. Territories and members of the Compact of Free and Associated Nations the opportunity to serve in the U.S. Army. We have offices in Oregon, S. Washington, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Saipan, Korea, and Japan with missions in Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and the Marshall Islands.
LTC Bryan W. Ryder
United States Army Recruiting Battalion, Portland
Vancouver Barracks Military Association – Plans are in the process of providing more Cemetery Walks, also fundraising has begun to move the Hatheway Chapel to a new location. Contact Jeff Davis (253) 223-0125 e-mail JDDavis@rocketmail.com for more information. (www.VBMA.us).
Vancouver Elks Lodge (823) – The Vancouver Elks Lodge is also one of 40 Lodges statewide that forms the Washington State Elks Association with membership totaling over 38,000 members. Their charitable arm is the Washington State Elks Therapy Program. The Elks are responsible for starting several national and statewide programs:
The first Lodge to donate shoes to needy kids in 1909 in Washington State.
Started the first July 4th Vancouver fireworks display.
Sponsors scout troop #316, which has more Eagle Scouts (158) on record than any other troop in the nation.
From 1991 to 1996, the Vancouver Elks Lodge supported the Miss Washington pageant by hosting dinners for contestants, sponsors and parents, donating $6,000 per year in scholarships.
Elected a woman to the top position of Exalted Ruler in 1999.
Donated use of the lodge to the first Young Marine program in Portland/Vancouver Area
Has donated over $2.4M to programs for:
The mission of the Vancouver Elks Lodge is to promote and foster charity, justice, brotherly love,fidelity and patriotism by contributing to the local community, assisting those in need, supporting our veterans, and promoting patriotism.
Washington Army National Guard – Over 6,000 citizen soldiers comprise our ranks and have faithfully safeguarded lives and property here at home, and served our nation in locations around the world. Our soldiers and Readiness Centers have been an integral part of Washington State’s communities for generations, and will continue to be for generations to come.