We serve the veterans of Sumner, Bonney Lake and the surrounding area!
A special thank you to Thal Critchfield for his generous donation to the Sumner/Bonney Lake VFW Post 3070. With his help, and following a successful poppy sale, the Post will be able to pay the bills through the winter of 2020-2021.
NO MEETINGS will be held in the month of February 2021.
VITA will hold a workshop this Saturday, February 13th at the VFW Hall. The Post has reserved Saturdays in February, March, and the first half of April to host VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) normally hosted by the Sumner Library. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, no walk-ins. Call 253-720-8033 to schedule an appointment. Sorry, no children allowed. For more information please visit the website: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers. Sunday, March 7 has been added to the schedule.
The VFW will be hosting the Cascade Regional Blood Services Mobile unit quarterly in 2021. At this time the dates are scheduled for Wednesday, February 17; Wednesday, May 12; Thursday, August 12; and end the year with Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11. Sign up will be online.
Another successful Saturday At The VFW Hall. GFWC Valley Volunteers, the Sumner area women’s club, received the following donations for Step By Step located in the old Van Lierop Farm between Sumner and Puyallup: 57 packages of baby wipes; 3 large boxes of diapers; 38 packages of diapers; 40 baby hats; 8 baby quilts; 12 baby afghans; 12 receiving blankets; 49 baby board books Valued at $1640.00. Thank you to all of our donors in the Sumner area!
CURRENT PROJECTS: Washington State Soldier’s Home in Orting – filling the bird feeders; individual birthday cards for residents; host a quarterly blood drive at the Hall; collect flags for respectful disposal; collect eyeglasses for the Sumner Lions Club
We volunteer and support: Orting Soldiers Home, Host Blood Drive, USO, Sumner & Bonney Lake Food Banks, Literacy Program.
At this time, Sumner/Bonney Lake Post 3070 does not have a trained service officer. We recommend you choose one organization to help you through the claims process. If there is more than one organization involved, your claim may take longer.
Washington State VFW Office & website: https://vfwwa.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp 253-922-2114
American Lake Veteran’s Services information: VA Puget Sound Health Care System; https://www.pugetsound.va.gov
We will proactively contact Veterans to make appointments, so our policy of no walk-in patients outside of emergent care needs remains in place. If you have health care concerns, please first call us at 1-800-329-8387 or reach out to your primary care team. VA Puget Sound serves Veterans from a five-state area in the Pacific Northwest. We have two main divisions: American Lake and Seattle.
Disabled American Veterans information: http://davwa.org/
American Lake – DAV – Department Service Office Bldg. 16 — Room 103, 9600 Veterans Drive, Tacoma, WA 98493
Due to the pandemic we cannot meet with you face-to-face because our service offices are closed in an effort to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19 Coronavirus by social distancing. You can still reach a DAV National Service Officer by going to http://www.benefitsquestions.org and posting a message to the NSO office in your state.
TACOMA DAV Chapter #1; 1110 N. Stevens Street, Tacoma, WA 98406; 253-752-2970
Your Local DAV National Service Officer (NSO) will help you file a claim and stick with you all through the process, because no veteran should have to go at it alone. All services provided by DAV NSOs are free of charge.
Military members separating from active duty should talk to a Transition Service Officer.
AMVETS information: http://amvetswapost1.org/
5717 South Tyler Street, Tacoma, WA 98409 253-472-2822 ext. 2
The Service Office operates by APPOINTMENTS. Please contact the service office to schedule an appointment. One of the most visible services is our network of trained national service officers (NSOs) accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, at no charge to the veteran.
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