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Veterans Trust Fundraising Dinners: Nov. 6th & Nov. 14th

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Categories:  Commission of Veterans Affairs Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

Delaware Veterans Trust Fund – Signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell in September 2013, the Delaware  Veterans Trust Fund, under the auspices of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, assists Delaware’s honorably-discharged veterans of all generations who find themselves in emergency financial need. It has been used for many purposes, including stopping evictions, prevention repossession of vehicles needed for work, emergency housing repairs and sometimes food vouchers. All applications for assistance are screened by a committee and if approved, bills are paid directly to the vendor.

One hundred percent of contributions to the Trust Fund are tax deductible and because the facilities of the Commission of Veterans Affairs are used to support the effort; similarly, one hundred percent of contributions are returned to veterans without deduction for overhead, salaries or any other purposes. To assist in this work, the Friends of Delaware Veterans, a 501 (c) 3 entity, was created in 2014. The Friends purpose is to help get the word out and raise funds for the Veterans Trust Fund. The Friends board are volunteer community leaders from across the state who works with the Commission. The Friends create events like the annual dinners featured on this post and other Friend and fundraising activities.

The Friends would be please to address your private or community organization about our work. You may contact us by calling the DE Commission of Veterans Affairs at (302) 257-3117 or email Mrs. Sherri Taylor at sherri.taylor@state.de.us to make a connection.

The Veterans Trust Fund not only assists veterans in paying emergency bills, but also follows through by connecting them with other services, including financial and other types of counseling as needed, as well as to outreach organizations that can provide furniture and household items for those in transition.

Please join us for a black tie optional affair to help benefit veterans of this great state of Delaware. There’s two dates and location to join this great cause.

Dover – Friday, November 6th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Avenue

New Castle – Saturday, November 14th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Clarion Belle Hotel, 1612 N. DuPont Hwy.

Dinner tickets are $100 and include a plated chicken or steak dinner, entertainment and guest speaker. Earn program credit for 8-person sponsor tables at $1,000.

Tickets may be ordered by mailing a check made to Friends of Delaware Veterans, 802 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100, Dover, DE 19904. Please make sure you indicate Nov. 6th or 14th to include dinner choice in the memo area.

Please RSVP by Nov. 2nd. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets will be held at the Will Call table at each event. Sponsorships are available. The deadline for sponsorships is Oct. 24th. Email Sherri.taylor@state.de.us or call 302-257-3117.

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