We serve the veterans of Sumner, Bonney Lake and the surrounding area!
MEETING – will be held Wednesday, July 7th at 7 pm at the Hall. At this time we are holding one meeting, the first Wednesday of the month. (August 4th & September 1st)
THANK YOU BONNEY LAKE AND SUMNER FRED MYER STORES! Memorial Day weekend the Sumner/Bonney Lake VFW hands out poppies and the Flander’s Field poem at these two stores. Thank you to the many people who stopped to chat and left a donation. The donations received fund the Orting Soldier’s Home project, and many other programs.
The City of Sumner is unable to authorize our traditional Memorial Day Program at the VFW Memorial at the Sumner Cemetery. Thank you to the 120 people and organizations participating in the annual Memorial Day Veteran’s Flag Placement at the Sumner Cemetery.
Memorial Day Flag Presentation at the Sumner Cemetery.
A quick rehearsal and then on to the actual Flag Presentation by Troop 5575 of Sumner.
Every Memorial Day, beginning in 1947, the Sumner Rainbow Girls have placed a carnation on the VFW Monument in memory of those lost in combat. As the name is read, the carnation placed, a ship’s bell is rung in honor. In recent years members of the Puyallup & Tacoma Rainbow have participated.
“With a little help from our friends” Troop 5575 and VFW members retire the flag, and respectfully pack them up for return to the Hall.
Another Successful Partnership!
Collection Day at the Sumner VFW Hall. GFWC Valley Volunteers’ targeted collection was diapers and feminine hygiene products for the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center https://www.familyjusticecenter.us/ We added in the bags of tooth brushes; tooth paste; dental items; shampoo; conditioner; body wash; soap; and lotion we had collected over the past 2 years (sample and full size). Also included were “gifty” type items we know will be put to good use. Our next collection will be for Sumner Schools at the end of summer.
The VFW and GFWC Valley Volunteers (the Sumner area women’s club) will be hosting the Cascade Regional Blood Services Mobile unit quarterly in 2021. The dates are scheduled for: Thursday, August 12; and end the year with Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11. Sign up will be online.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Washington State Soldier’s Home in Orting – visits with the residents, 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.
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
253-583-1303 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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