WWII Female Veterans Honored

Honored WWII Female Veterans – May 5, 2018

Louisiana WWII Lady Veterans Honored

WWII Female Veterans, Ms. Vera Nuschler & Ms. Lillian Hoover were Honored and presented the “Quilt of Valor” (QOV) from The Giving Quilt and Louisiana Women’s Veterans” Organizations.

Both Women served at a time in history when Women in Uniform was not a widely supported job. These women served proudly and with honor. “THANK YOU” to all those who serve!

Learn more about these two fascinating Veterans HERE.

WAFAC and LWV is working to do more outreach to Women Veterans and bring awareness to the Women Veteran Community.

To learn more CLICK HERE, and to donate CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Housing and Vehicle Support Request

WAFAC  and Warrior Vision is in search of community support for Lady Veterans. We are looking for donations of homes for short or long term rentals and Vehicle donations to support struggling Veterans giving them a place to live and a way to get to and from work.

HELP A VETERAN

We desperately need your help. We are looking for small homes/apartment, condos,  etc., for rent and vehicles as a donation to WAFAC  and WV in support of Female Veterans in the GREATER BATON ROUGE area. Your generous donation will help Women Veterans get to work and support their families. If you have a vehicle or auto maintenance skills that you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Support the working Warrior!

Housing and Vehicle Support Request

ALL DONATIONS: Rentals donated (short or long) & Vehicles and/or Vehicle  Maintenance will receive TAX EXEMPT Letters, as we are a Veteran Approved 501(c)(3) Charity. Currently there are multiple Female Veterans and children couch surfing and/or living with relatives in our Great Baton Rouge areas.

Call Angella 225-264-1729 or Don 225-454-8586

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Women Veteran Suicide Rates…250% more than Civilian Female Counterparts!

Only a day after Memorial Day…it saddens to read an article of such sadness.

I heard an alarming story this morning on NPR news. I have been talking on these points for a while now, maybe perhaps two years. Each time I read and hear of the rates of Lady Veteran Suicide – I cringe, but today I was sick to my stomach.

The are much higher than what I read of last year!

What are we doing about it? NOT ENOUGH I say!

READ the FULL Article HERE: NPR NEWS

THE MENTAL
WELLNESS NEEDS OF
MILITARY WOMEN:
COMMUNITY DRIVEN
SOLUTIONS: by Service Women Action Network.

Change a Life, Change a Family,

Save a Life, Save a Family..

 

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2019 Armed Forces Ball Corporate Sponsorship

SPONSOR TABLES ARE LIMITED.

Call NOW:  2252641729 for Sponsorship information and purchase.

  • OLD GLORY:  $10000 – VIP Reserved Table, 5:30 early admittance
    • 20 Tickets for Sponsor/10 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsor Signage, Sponsor Logo on all written material after date of sponsorship, Sponsor signage at Ballroom entry, Sponsorship signage in Ballroom for the duration of the event, Logo and recognition on the overhead/media
    • Logo AND Live Link on www.wafacvets.com page as a Sponsor. 
    • Signage on a percentage of Reserved tickets purchased by patrons.
    • ON Stage Recognition and Sponsorship Venue table during Cocktail hour
    • Sponsor Recognition at all Promotional Events through November 2018.
  • STARS & STRIPES SPONSORSHIP:  $5000 – VIP Reserved Table, 5:30 early admittance
    • 10 Tickets for Sponsor/6 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsor Signage, Sponsor Logo on all written material after date of sponsorship, Sponsor signage at Ballroom entry, Sponsorship signage in Ballroom for the duration of the event, Logo and recognition on the overhead/media
    • Logo AND Live Link on www.wafacvets.com page as a Sponsor. 
    • ON Stage Recognition and Sponsorship Venue table during Cocktail hour
    • Signage on a percentage of Reserved tickets purchased by patrons.
  • BLUE SPONSORSHIP:  $3500 – VIP Reserved Table, 5:30 early admittance
    • 10 Tickets for Sponsor/6 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsor Signage, Sponsor Logo on all written material after date of sponsorship, Sponsor signage at Ballroom entry, Sponsorship signage in Ballroom for the duration of the event, Logo and recognition on the overhead/media
    • Logo AND Live Link on www.wafacvets.com page as a Sponsor. 
  • WHITE SPONSORSHIP:  $2500 – VIP Reserved Table, 5:30 early admittance
    • 6 Tickets for Sponsor/4 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsorship Signage, Sponsor Logo on all written material after date of sponsorship, Sponsorship signage at Ballroom entry
    • Logo on www.wafacvets.com page as a sponsor.
  • RED SPONSORSHIP:  $1000 –  VIP Reserved Table,  5:30 early admittance
    • Table Sponsorship signage
    • 6 Tickets for Sponsor/4 Tickets donated to Veterans**

VENUE Back Table Sponsorship: $1000

1 table (6 foot) to present Company information during cocktail hour and Ball 6-9PM. Tickets NOT INCLUDED.  This is separate from all Sponsorship Ball Packages above. This does not include entry into the ball. Venue tables are limited.  Venue tables will be set up outside of the ballroom doors/reception area.

**All Veteran donated tickets will be assigned to Veterans and Veterans Organizations as so determined by WAFAC  and other Veteran Sponsored Groups, such as HFLA and LWV.  

Call 225.264.1729 for all table Sponsorship.

 

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Louisiana Veteran’s Ball

Hello BIG WORLD! I am completely stoke and excited! My face has been smiling – A LOT!

We’ve been busy since our last blog date!
The last of the required IRS paper work is filled out! Hopefully! And we are heading to the PO soon!

AND…suspense pause! (wink wink)… We have our first MAJOR FUND RAISER on the calendar!
We are hosting a “Louisiana Veteran’s Ball”! In a MILITARY world, we have service balls annually.
However, once a Veteran moves on from the Military or away from a Military town, service balls are pretty tough to find. SO…WAFAC is going to host the FIRST Baton Rouge area, Veteran’s Ball!

We’ve looked at November in/around Veteran’s Day AND we’ve found our Venue!
AND we’ve found two very accessible dates!
Get your Uniforms, Sunday best, suits and ball gowns ready!

Great Program coming! Great Food! And of course Great music are coming this way!

More to be updated in the coming days and weeks! Stay tuned!

Cheers and Blessings…

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

YES YES YES! We are open for BUSINESS! For Female Veteran Business, that is.

Today is my FIRST Official BLOG POST! 4/18/18! Maybe not a real blog, but it is a start!

The excitement is growing. Our paperwork and everything has been filed and approved. We’ve been to the bank! State Offices! Parish Offices! Talked with our great Government IRS Folks..and we are Official.
Filling out the last IRS form and sending it off!

I’ve thought about what I’ve wanted to do for years, even while in uniform!

Here I’m thinking out loud… or rather TYPING/BLOGGING to the world. I don’t down play any of my service time. I WOULD NEVER! I am a UNITED STATES MARINE! Oh Rhaa! (it’s a Marine thing). My service to my country and to the Corps was FANTASTIC. I’ve always known I’ve wanted to and NEEDED “TO DO” something else. Something More! I’ve turned down jobs here and there, some for GREAT money, some not so much. WORKING for others, is not where my heart is. It’s serving others. Serving others I truly believe is a Life worth Living. Since my retirement, a few years back, I became a Louisiana Licensed Realtor. My best friend aka soul mate (Keith) and I joined Keller Williams (KW) Realty – This awesome company is all about helping others. Helping others Dreams come true. Helping others Succeed. KW teaches and inspires that an individual should come from a “Life of Contribution”. THIS WAS MY MINDSET! I had just never put it in to such beautiful words. Live a Life of Contribution. How FANTASTIC is that!

(By the way – I love exclamation marks and the word FANTASTIC [My husband says I use that word too often]).

I knew my purpose had to be something concerning and helping people. I’ve had my hands AND toes in a variety of different volunteer services for many different demographics of our society – HOWEVER – Each time I’ve turned the corner I have been re-directed back to Veterans and the Female Veteran. How can I not? I was in uniform for 25 years! I am a life long Veteran – A Female Veteran. A FEMALE MARINE! (yep I said it, a FEMALE MARINE).

I want to share and tell the world how and why I am where I am… The question is “WHERE TO START”? mmhhh
Well, lets see, I was born…LOL. No we’re not going to go there – Like ‘Once Upon A Time’ NOT.

Anyways, the longer I stayed in uniform, and as much as I love and loved it, it was not my destiny nor ending point…It was my starting point. SO for all intentional purposes my start took me 25 years.
That is what has given me my purpose. You see, living in a male environment, whether we admit it or not, as female service members, as Female Veterans, that world shapes our decisions, words and outcome.

OKAY….here is where I stop for today. TOO MANY THOUGHTS in my head right now.

I’m going to transcribe some of them on paper and get back to this soon. First that last IRS form, until they tell me I need ANOTHER ONE…Good night.

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