VIDEO (2019 Heroes at Home & VSAP): Community Action Documentary by Sanai Abell

2019 Photo Album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=veteransupportnetwork&set=a.2124422251006968

2020 Heroes at Home & Military Appreciation ~ FB PHOTO ALBUM:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=veteransupportnetwork&set=a.3246083398840842

 
 

Experience the VSN ~ Heroes at Home &
Military Appreciation OPEN HOUSE

****** Heroes at Home & Military Appreciation OPEN HOUSE ******

September 19, 2020 ~ 10am - 3pm

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, 2975 General Foster Ave. (Building T-316), Fort Missoula

  • It rained all day, but we had a GREAT time! Erick and Anton gave a brief welcome speech, Rob said a prayer, and Susannah sang the National Anthem.

  • The UM Marching Band played patriotic songs (along w/others) in the HMFM lawn and joined us for Jimmy John’s, Pepsi products, and individually wrapped cupcakes & cookies made by Terry Hale (WOW…so amazing!).

  • The kiddos (and adults) enjoyed Monte, the tank, AL train, and Cabela’s archery range.

  • Of the 27 service providers that had originally signed up to table, we had 12 show up (blame the rain / list of VSP & VOB below) – we appreciate you all SO MUCH!

  • Keely’s print of Miss Montana, Jennifer’s owls, the pistol/rifle lights, and a last minute wood flag by Dustoff Woodworking (VOB) were the big money makers in the silent auction – we appreciate all the donations for the SA, and if they weren’t claimed w/a bid, we’ll be keeping them for the next H@H & VSAP tentatively scheduled for the Saturday before UM Grad May 2021 (along w/the VSAP donations).

  • The proceeds from the auction go to the UVC’s Veteran Relief Fund which pays for emergency gas, etc. for Veterans in need (EIN# 81-6016498). If you’d like to donate, please contact John, American Legion Commander, C 544-2583, johnsangwin@hotmail.com  (Or, mail check to American Legion Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula, MT 59801).

We ended the day with some Missoula Cruisers. Monte had a photo shoot with them. Link to the VSN photo album (the photos are public, so you don’t need a FB acct to view them): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3246083398840842&type=3&uploaded=41

We couldn’t have done it without the support of RMMMH & HMFM, our donors / sponsors, service providers, and volunteers, so THANK YOU...AGAIN!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 0900 SET UP - SERVICE PROVIDERS: Please bring your own canopy, table, and chairs. You will be spaced AT LEAST 6 feet apart around the perimeter of RMMMH (and the north lawn next to RMMMH, but please stay off of the HMFM lawn). The Mobile Vet Center will be in the parking space in NE corner of RMMMH. The POW / MIA Recognition Table will be next to flag pole in front of RMMMH.

  • 1000 OPENING CEREMONY ~ Honor Guards, Speakers (Welcome by Erick Kahila & Anton Johnson), Prayer by Chaplain Rob Ellis, and National Anthem by Susannah Jean Cragwick

  • OPEN HOUSE: Max 20 people inside the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History at a time (mask or face shield required). The restroom will be CLOSED, but porta-potties will be available outside. The VSN is following CDC & Missoula City-County Health Dept guidelines: The VSN also purchased hand sanitizer and masks for people that come without one.

  • 1100 - 1500 OUTSIDE LAWN "OPEN AIR" EVENT: Activities for the Kids, Civil War Re-enactment, POW / MIA Recognition Table, Silent Auction, Service Providers & Veteran Owned Businesses (VOB), MUSIC and MORE!

  • ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS: Cabela's archery range (in front of military tank), American Legion Train, MONTE! (1200-1300), and playground (near the FMRP pavilion).

  • LUNCH (Delivered at 1200 & 1300): Prepackaged lunch & beverages will be available ~ Jimmy John's!, Pepsi products (soda & water), candy (UVC / American Legion Post 27) & desserts by the VFW Auxiliary (100 cupcakes baked, frosted, and packed in individual containers!)

  • MUSIC (3 sessions: 1200-1300, 1300-1400 & 1400-1500) ~ UM School of Music ensembles, including part of the Grizzly Marching Band (about half: 30-35 members in the HMFM lawn), Celebration Brass, and a Tuba & Euphonium Quintet (w/ Alumni) will be performing the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, an Armed Force Salute, and MORE! "It would be an honor for our School of Music musicians to participate in this wonderful event.."

  • 1300 or 1400 MISSOULA CRUISERS: The Cruisers are planning on meeting at Arby's/Loose Caboose Saturday morning (11ish) to do their cruise by EIGHT care facilities, and then they'll end up at RMMMH where they'll cruise around the fort and/or park at our event.

Thank you to all of our sponsors & supporters for sticking w/us through these challenging times ~ Your support of our Veterans, service members, and families / caregivers is greatly appreciated! Sincerely, VSN Leadership Team: Anton, Erick, John, Rebecca, Shannon & Tate

​DONORS ~ THANK YOU!!!:

  • AARP Montana (1K - Food) ~ AARP also sent a box of swag which will be available at the DVOP VSP table.

  • American Legion Post 27 ~ Use of the Podium, Mic/Sound System & the AL TRAIN!

  • Cabela's ~ Use of archery range & other activities!

  • Humana ~ $500.00 VSAP donation

  • Pepsi Cola of Missoula ~ Drinks (soda & water ~ 500!)

  • Simkins Hallin ~ $300.00 VSAP donation

  • Sweet Pea Sewer & Septic ~ 50% discount on porta potties.

  • Terry Hale ~ 100 cupcakes & 100 cookies!

*** SILENT AUCTION DONORS ~ THANK YOU!!!:

  • Anonymous – 3 Weapon Lights (1 for rifle & 2 for pistol) along w/8 AR-15 Mags 

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27 (Sandy) ~ Book, "Dinosaur Dance" by Sandra Boynton w/dancing dinosaur characters!

  • Baskin-Robbins ~ Gift Certificate for Ice Cream Cake!

  • Be Safe, Love Mom (Author, Elaine Brye) ~ Gift Box: Book "Be Safe Love Mom," Rise Up Military Moms Journal, Patch, Cosmetic Bag, Proud Military Mom Apron!

  • Enlyten Lab Float Center ~ 4 Gift Certificates good for $70 each!

  • Dustoff Woodworking (VOB) ~ Combat Flag!

  • Good Medicine Acupuncture & Massage ~ 9 coupons good for $5.00 off next acupuncture treatment.

  • Jerry's Transmission ~ 2 Gift Certificates!

  • Keely Flatow (USAF Veteran & UM Alumni): 24x30 signed / framed, metal print of Miss Montana

  • Mfiseanna Photography ~ 11X14 signed & framed print by Jennifer Driscoll, "Mom is Watching" Great Horned Owls at Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge near Florence (Jennifer is a lifelong hobbyist photographer. Her work has been featured in First Friday shows in Missoula, on the Missoula Downtown calendar, and Montana Osprey Cams Facebook page).

  • Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History ~ Military Books & Toys.

  • Rocky Mountain School of Photography ~ Gift Certificate for ANY Class!

  • VSN Leadership ~ Gift Basket

​TABLED 9/19/20 (27 service providers were scheduled to be there): Veteran Service Providers (VSP) & Veteran Owned Businesses (VOB)

  • Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program (HTOP) ~ The Learning Center at Red Wilow

  • Humana / MarketPoint (Veteran Health Options outside the VA)

  • Job Service (MT DLI) – Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP)

  • Lowe's ~ We LOVE to hire Veterans!

  • Missoula Housing Authority

  • Missoula Vet Center / Mobile Vet Center

  • Montana Warriors on the Water (along w/his VOB: Dustoff Woodworking - see VOB page!)

  • Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History (Board Members)

  • United States of Hope

  • VA HUD VASH

  • Warhorse Built (Apparel) ~ Veteran Owned Business (VOB) donating % of t-shirt sales

  • XSports4Vets (Anton w/Mobile Vet Center)

Special Guest (no table): Gary Swartz (US Army Colonel, Retired), Western MT Military Officers Assoc & Governor’s Veterans Board, (406) 544-3823

VSAP CANCELED (Run / Walk / RUCK) ~ Due to concerns over COVID-19 this year’s Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP) run / walk / RUCK was canceled. We are tentatively planning the 2021 VSAP event for the Saturday before UM graduation (May 2021). Registration fees for 2020 will be refunded (minus $5 processing fee) or transferred to next year’s VSAP event. To request a refund visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/44304/RefundPolicy

Questions - VSN Leadership / Events Committee:

  • Logistics (Entertainment, Sponsors / Vendors, Marketing / Media, and VSAP refunds): Erick Kahila, MSW (406) 224-3334 - HUD/VASH Social Worker, (406) 493-3800, Direct (406) 493-3706, C (406) 202-5640, Erick.Kahila@va.gov 

  • OR Anton - Missoula Vet Center, Project Tomorrow MT, Xsports4Vets & VFW Commander, (406) 721-4918 or (406) 396-8390, Anton.Johnson@va.gov

  • DONORS for food & the Silent Auction may utilize the UVC Heroes at Home BBQ Account: EIN# 81-6016498 (((EIN Questions: John, American Legion Post 27 Commander & United Veterans Council of Missoula & Ravalli Counties - Treasurer, (406) 544-2583, johnsangwin@hotmail.com)))

  • RMMMH Event SITE - Tate Jones (406) 239-7738,  militarymuseu45@hotmail.com

  • Silent Auction: Rebecca, Missoula Housing Authority, (406) 549-4113, ext. 106, rstancil@missoulahousing.org (((OR, if you would like to donate a Silent Auction item, and you need someone to pick it up, call Tom (623) 229-1225, currant1973@gmail.com)))

  • Veteran Service Providers - RSVP to Shannon, Job Service DVOP  snoble@mt.gov

VSN Leadership Organizations:

  • Extreme Sports for Veterans (Xsports4Vets): http://xsports4vets.org/

  • United Veterans Council (UVC) of Missoula & Ravalli Counties, Veteran Relief Fund (Emergency gas, etc.): EIN# 81-6016498; Mail: American Legion Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula, MT 59801; Questions: John Angwin, American Legion Commander, C 544-2583, johnsangwin@hotmail.com

  • Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP): https://runsignup.com/vsap

Other Updates:

The VSN Events CMTE will be meeting Thursday, 9/17 at 11am at the American Legion Post 27, 825 Ronan St., Missoula (an hour before the VSP Meeting) and at RMMMH Friday at 1pm to set up tables for the silent auction, etc. (VSP set up is Saturday morning at 9am).

  • UPDATE 9/15: The Missoula Cruisers are planning on meeting at Arby's/Loose Caboose Saturday morning (11ish) to do their cruise by EIGHT care facilities, and then they'll end up at RMMMH  (1 or 2ish) where they'll cruise and/or park at our event; Terry Hale (VFW Auxiliary) has 100 cupcakes baked, frosted, and packed in individual containers for Saturday – she’ll deliver them to the event that morning; Shannon let Monte’s handlers know that the UM band will be there and is working on site maps, route map for Missoula Cruisers, etc.

  • 9/10 VSN Events CMTE Meeting: Will from the University Marching Band joined us to figure out logistics and discuss what songs will be played (Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, an Armed Force Salute, and MORE!); 30-35 members of the band (about half the group) and ensemble (5 – Alumni tuba & trumpets), etc. will be rolling in around 11:30-45 (after the Opening Ceremony) and will be playing 2 sessions 12-1 and 1-2 in the Historical Museum’s lawn (Erick, "Looks like we are good to go for using the other side of the road for band."); They won’t have the UM bus, so most will have to commute on their own; Rebecca picked up the donation from Sandy (dinosaur book and characters for the silent auction), and Tate said there’s plenty of tables at RMMMH for use; Tate’s working on getting re-enactors, and they’ll be posted to the left of the RMMMH front door; Tom confirmed that Rob will say the prayer (VFW Chaplain); John said he made sure all of the District Legion members had the flyer, and AARP will be paying Jimmy John’s directly; Pepsi confirmed that they will be delivering product 9/19 at 9am; John will bring the pools for ice (Tate also has coolers); There will be no parking in front of RMMMH after unloading – Tate and Linda will be blocking it off prior to the event; Parking will be available at FMRP and side streets of HMFM and RMMMH; The VSN Events CMTE will be meeting at 11am 9/17 (an hour before the VSP Meeting at the Legion) to review silent auction forms and the supporter list; We’ll be working out of offices most of the day on Friday, 9/18 to do last minute shopping, etc., and the VSN Events CMTE will meet at RMMMH at 1pm Friday to set up tables, etc.

  • 9/3 VSN Events CMTE Meeting: Shannon announced that a couple of the "Missoula Cruisers" expressed some interested in driving by the event (will confirm time / anytime after opening ceremony); Erick’s going to ask Rob is he’d like to say the prayer (VFW Chaplain); 30 members of the UM Marching Band (brass ensemble) and others will be performing (possibly 12-1 and 1-2); Monte has been confirmed, John is paying the invoice due before event, and Monte will arrive at RMMMH on 9/19 at 12pm; Joy called before the meeting and will bring a children’s book & dinosaur characters donated by Sandy to our next meeting (9/10 RMMMH at 3pm) for the Silent Auction; Jerry from Pepsi contacted Shannon for #'s (we'll request 500 units, half water / half pop); Tate’s still going to have the Civil War Re-enactment set up on the front lawn of RMMMH (weather permitting); John will bring the podium, mic, bell, etc.; Erick said only 3 refunds have been requested for the run/walk/ruck - VSAP is tentatively scheduled for the Saturday before UM graduation May 2021.

  • 8/31/20 MAS Senior Corps - RSVP, "I am so glad this event is happening! We are still closed and only recruiting for critical services like Meals on Wheels. So sorry we can’t help you out this year. I loved the documentary – it came out great! I hope all goes smoothly this year and I miss seeing you guys!"

  • 8/27/20 VSN Events CMTE Meeting: Event rescheduled for Saturday, 9/19; Erick confirmed price for Jimmy John's pre-packaged lunches ($450 for 100 - includes sandwich & chips); Rebecca suggested adding CDC tagline to flyer; Tate will work on getting porta-potties, wash stations, and trash cans - he said they have plenty of tables for the silent auction; Linda will be manning the door of the museum for number of people & masks - we're calling her the "Museum Gatekeeper" :D; Tom is confirming the Cabela's activities (archery range and possible others); Erick's contacting Rick re large Army NG tent for the UM Band, etc.); John will bring the mic & speakers from AL, he'll get napkins (possibly hard candy), and he'll bring the kiddy pools for the soda & water; CMTE agreed to pay requested $250 donation to museum for site use; There may be a psycho-therapy session added to the Silent Auction (Erick will confirm & get value); Shannon will edit the flyer, contact Susannah (back up in case band can't do Opening Ceremony /  National Anthem).

  • 8/24/20 Erick “The Health Department does not require us to submit anything else since we are keeping groups of people to under 50. We are a small event that is limiting the number of individuals who are indoors, we can practice social distancing and because service providers are setting up outdoors reducing the chance of exposure. I think it would be appropriate to pay a fee for to RMMMH for the gracious offer and assisting the VSN with providing an alternative location for the event.”

  • 8/20/20 Erick via Coreen (UM), "We have great news! Several UM School of Music ensembles, including part of the Grizzly Marching Band, Celebration Brass, a tuba/euphonium quintet, and the UM Chamber Chorale, are all possibly interested in performing at your event! Thanks for reaching out. It would be an honor for our School of Music musicians to participate in this wonderful event that you’ve created."

  • 8/20/20 VSN Events CMTE, "Since there are no Griz games, we're thinking of moving it back to Saturday, 9/19. Tate checked w/the Board to make sure Saturday is ok, and a poll has been created on the Facebook event page for feedback on the two dates (As of 8/24/20, there are 14 votes for Saturday and 2 for Sunday): https://www.facebook.com/events/483415689026245/

  • 8/11/20 Erick, "It looks like the restrictions are not going to be lifted by Sept. 20.  I have been thinking about how to do the event this year in light of COVID and agree that if we can open the museum (Limit number of individuals), have silent auction and have service providers set up the event would bring out many veterans in our community."

  • 7/16/20 VSN Events CMTE ~ As you can imagine, Parks & Rec is working closely with the Missoula City-County Health Department to develop protocols for gatherings of 250 or more. Erick went over the main points and what would be required of us, and we decided it would be WAY too much. There are less restrictions for gatherings of 50 or less, so if the regulations stay as they are, we’ve come up with an alternative plan. More TBA in mid-August.

  • 6/18/20 VSN Events CMTE Meeting, “Tom confirmed that Cabela’s is still providing their archery range and possibly some other activities. Tom also turned in some gift certificates donated by Enlyten Float Lab Center (Matt – 4 GC for $70/each) and Good Medicine Acupuncture & Massage (Jessi - 9 coupons good for $5.00 off next acupuncture treatment). Tom also announced that Bulls Eye Wear would like to table. Erick reported that Matt Zacharias started a Veteran Owned Business called “Warhorse Built,” and he would like to table and possibly sell t-shirts. The committee decided that VOB’s can sell apparel if they’re donating a % of their profits (like Veteran run, Baskin Robbins). Erick will confirm whether Project Tomorrow is still manning a water table, and Shannon will update the donor / VSP list next week. Tom will start soliciting again, and Tom and Erick are working w/Kris Hancock (FS Law Enf & USMC Veteran) to make a VSAP flag.

  • 6/2/20 MAS Senior Corps – RSVP, “As of today, much of MAS staff is working from home and we are not recruiting for new volunteer jobs. If these restrictions are lifted by Sept 1, 2020, I would love to recruit volunteers for this! I will make a note to reach out to you on Aug 15 or so to tell you where MAS management stands on this issue.”

  • 5/21/20 VSN Leadership reviewed the donor list and discussed donors and VSP that have confirmed for the new date. Monte has been confirmed, and as far as we know, all of the activities are still on: Cabela’s archery range, etc.; however, Erick will confirm that and the water tables (Project Tomorrow, etc.). Jerry’s Transmission would like to donate 2 gift certificates for transmissions instead of 1. Thank you! More people have signed up for VSAP, and the VSAP Training Group has been meeting at the site venue to practice every Saturday at 2pm; however, they took a break for Memorial Day. Package pick up will be at the Vet Center 9/18/20 from 0900 to 1800. Shannon will contact Judy, MAS Sr. Corps to see if she will send out the invites to RSVP volunteers (We suggested 10 for food area and 4 for 50/50 so each seller will have a partner / done 6/2/20). The Missoula Paddleheads (formerly Osprey) said their tabling will depend on when the baseball games get rescheduled. If there’s not a game, they’ll still table and provide the new and old mascots.  

  • 4/16/20 VSN Leadership met at RMMMH 4/16. Unfortunately, we can't get a permit for May, so we reviewed available dates provided by FMRP for Aug/Sept. September 20, 2020 is the only date feasible for VSN Leadership. Many donors / service providers have already confirmed that date will work for them. THANK YOU for always being there for our Veterans, service members, and families / caregivers! Sincerely, VSN Leadership Team (Anton, Erick, John, Rebecca, Shannon, and Tate)

  • 4/10/20 Monte Bear regarding last year's Easter egg hunt at the BBQ, "Happy Easter VSN! I’m bummed I couldn’t see everyone this year, so we will just have to double up the fun next year! Stay healthy and Go Griz!"

  • 3/4/20 Erick, “Humana donated $500.00, Simkins Hallin donated $300.00, Cabela’s is letting us use the archery range, still looking for two more bands to play a one hour set.”

  • There are no other races that day – YAY! VSAP volunteers are able to register on the VSAP website (above). 

  • Judy, MAS Sr. Corps – RSVP is sending an invite out to volunteers separately for the food area (10 for food and 4 for 50/50). The VFW Auxiliary will also be assisting in the food area (And, American Legion Auxiliary, as always).

  • Welcome to the VSN Events CMTE, Andrew! (UM ROTC, Social Work Department / MSW student, and Vet Center “Outreach Intern”). Andrew will ask ROTC color guard if they'd like to participate, and he also has a connection with a company that teaches beading - they may want to provide an activity.

  • The donation request letter is signed and available on this page; however, if you need a hard copy, please contact VSN Leadership

  • The RUCK will start immediately following the Opening Ceremony at 10am with a delayed start for everyone else. There’s been some trail system changes. 

  • The VSAP Training Group has started ~ Erick and crew will meet anyone interested in joining them at the event site every Saturday 2pm until the event (Bella Vista Pavilion, Fort Missoula Regional Park).   

  • Susannah Cragwick, Teacher of English as a 2nd Language / Translator / Interpreter, will be there and available to sing the National Anthem again (if needed). Her dad served in the National Guard and both of her grandfathers were WWII Veterans.

  • On 12/23/19 Tate, Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History said, “Would be pleased, weather permitting, to schedule Civil War camp and reenactors on our front lawn May 2”

  • At the 9/20/19 PEC event, Rick from the Montana Army National Guard Recruiting offered to bring the large Army tents & tanks to display at RMMMH

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​​TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 2019 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

****** THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 DONORS, PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS, VSP >>>>>>

THIS AWESOME EVENT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU! ******

(If you’re business / organization is not listed, please let us know. Our 2019 event included an Easter egg hunt so we were seeking a lot of gift cards for the eggs; however, for the 2020 event, we'll be more interested in BBQ donations / food, condiments, etc., media / marketing help, cash donations &  Silent Auction items)

·         2M Company via Laurie @Job Service (16 oz. Stainless Steel Tumblers (x6)  

·         AARP Montana ($1K BBQ Sponsor and VSP)

·         Advanced Therapeutic Massage Clinic (2 Gift Certs for 1 Hour Massages)

·         Albertson’s – South Hills (In kind: 500 hot dog buns + hamburger buns)

·         Albertson’s – Trempers (In kind: lettuce, tomato, onions)

·         American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27 (Plastic eggs + book, “Farmer Dale’s Red Pickup Truck” w/animals)

·         American Legion Post 27 (Food Area + AL Train + 2 Etch a Sketch)

·         AM Scott, Author (Gift Basket, Sci Books 1-4)

·         Anonymous (EOTECH XPS2-0 Holographic Weapons Sight)

·         Baskin Robbins (Vendor Donates % of Profits)

·         Buffalo Wild Wings (4 Gift Certs, $10 each + BBQ Sauces

·         Cheerful Quilts (3 Baby Quilts from Maria Tavy Umhey

·         Cherry Creek Radio (Air Time)

·         Christina Bailey, Veteran (500 Easter Eggs filled w/toys & stickers)

·         Competitive Timing (VSAP)

·         Costco (Chips, cookies, 10 cases water, VSAP Race Bag Swag, 3 LG Bags of Candy, 2 Easter Baskets)

·         Cracker Barrel ($40 Gift Card, “Dinner for 2”)

·         D.A. Davidson ($50 BBQ Donation)

·         Fuddruckers ($25 Gift Card)

·         Home Depot (Air Compressor)

·         Home Resource (Bird House)

·         Humana / MarketPoint (500 race bags + VSP - Veteran health plan options outside of the VA)

·         Jerry’s Transmissions (1 Transmission or Transfer Case Service)

·         Job Service – Laurie (2M above) and Job Service – DVOP (Eggs, Candy, Prize Booth, 4 Easter Baskets + Monte’s Basket)

·         Les Schwab (Emergency Road Side Kit)

·         Marchesano (US Army Retired) ~ “War Torn” (Rat Fink Custom Chopper, 124 CI, 150 HP – Display)

·         Military-Civilian (Marketing on their website)

·         Missoula Aging Services Senior Companion Coordinator (Race bag swag) & Sr. Corps (RSVP Volunteers)

·         Missoula Bone & Joint (VSAP Sponsor)

·         Missoula Federal Credit Union (BBQ Donor, “Check in the mail” – didn’t make it on program)

·         Missoula Rural Fire Department (Fire Truck)

·         Missoula Vet Center (VSAP Sponsor)

·         Montana ACE (Jumbo Joe 18" Black Charcoal Grill + BBQ Supplies + VSAP Sponsor / Gun Safes at Cost)

·         Montana Central Insurance (2 Cakes + 2 Signed Books by Author Barb Jenkins, “Burying Jane Doe”)

·         Montana Youth Challenge Academy (10 – 15 Volunteers)

·         Murdoch’s (2 Gift Certs)

·         Orange Street Food Farm (Salads)

·         Papa Murphy’s Take n’ Bake (12 FREE Pizzas)

·         Patty Plesure (Red, White & Blue Quilt)

·         PEAK Health & Wellness (1 Mo. Membership + Bag of Goodies + The SPA)

·         Pepsi-Cola of Missoula (Pop & Water)

·         Project Tomorrow Montana (Water table + Out of the Darkness / Race Bag Swag)

·         Ranch Club, The (3 Players, 18 Holes)

·         Ruby’s Café (Gift Cert)

·         Run Wild Missoula (VSAP Sponsor / equipment)

·         Senta Sandberg Montana Artist (Painting)

·         Simkins-Hallin Lumber (VSAP Sponsor)

·         Sportsman’s Warehouse (Gift Certs X10 + 75 Coupons for $10 & $30 OFF ~ VSAP Race Bag Swag)

·         Stacked Stone Photography (Photographer)

·         Starbuck’s (6 Cold Cups)

·         Target (Gift Certs X2)

·         TopHouse (Band)

·         Town Square Media (Air time + Live on FB - Newstalk KGVO)

·         UM Department of Social Work (Videographer + Volunteers)

·         UM Golf Course (2 Rounds of Golf)

·         Uptown Optical (VSAP Sponsor)

·         USPS National Association of Letter Carriers (VSAP Sponsor)

·         VFW Post 209 (BBQ & VSAP Sponsor)

·         Wendy Hoiness (Quilt)

·         Westside Lanes ($50 Gift Card)

·         XSports4Vets (Pavilion Donor & VSAP Sponsor)

·         Veteran Service Providers (VSP) – 2019 event: AARP Montana; Advanced Therapeutic Massage Clinic (Cindy Clippinger, LMT); Alcoholics Anonymous (District 81); American Legion Auxiliary (Unit 27); American Legion Post 27; Animal Human Connection / Artichoke Press (Veteran Owned Business); Bulls Eye Wear ~ Eyecare / eyewear for VA eligible Veterans “VA Care-In-The-Community” (Veteran Owned Business); Dogs on Deployment; Family Assistance Center (FAC) / MTARNG Family Programs; Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program (HTOP) at Red Willow Learning Center, Inc.; International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP); Keller Williams (Homes for Heroes + VSAP water table); Missoula Aging Services Senior Companion Coordinator & Sr. Corps; Missoula Housing Authority; Missoula Veterans Court; Mobile Vet Center; Montana Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Program Manager; Montana Fair Housing; Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA); Project Tomorrow Montana / Out of the Darkness (+ VSAP Water Table); REBOOT Combat Recovery; UM VETS Office; United After Duty; United States of Hope, “VETtogether” (+ Susannah, National Anthem); VA Veterans Experience Office; Veteran Directed Care (VDC) at Missoula Aging Services; Veteran Housing Options (Housing Montana Heroes & Valor House); Veterans Upward Bound; VFW Auxiliary; VFW Post 209 (VSP, Medical Tent + Beer Garden); Volunteers of America; Walmart Supercenter; XSports4Vets; And, the The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula had their Exhibit open “No enemy movement observed,”Vietnam War through the eyes of a Frenchtown Marine, and the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History did a Civil War Reenactment.

 
 

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