SERVICE TO VETERANS AND COMMUNITY


POST 5180 IS DEDICATED TO HELPING OUR VETERANS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY

 

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 ABOUT POST 5180

Nat. Mil. Service Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petty Officer and Seal Team member

Mike Monsoor 

Mike's coffin with Seal team's Gold trdents embedded  in the lid.

Mike jumped on a grenade in Iraq to save the lives of his fellow Seals.

This is why we do what we do.

God Bless Him

 

 

  

CURRENT SERVICES FROM THE POST

NEWS FLASH, NEW SERVICE

  • POST 5180 has its own INTERNET CAFE, LINKED TO VFW NATIONAL MAPS CAFES IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. THE CAFE WILL BE OPEN TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF DEPLOYED VETERANS AND EQUIPPED WITH WEB CAMS FOR A LIVE FEED STRAIGHT TO YOUR LOVED ONE. OPENED ON JULY  4TH 2008.
  • NEWS FLASH
  • THE SITE IS UP AND RUNNING AND FREE, WE HAD 12 HITS/USES THE FIRST WEEK
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  • YOUTH ACTIVITIES

POST 5180 SUPPORTS AND SPONSORS YOUTH ACTIVITIES IN RUSSELL COUNTY. ABOVE, IS A PICTURE OF OUR SPONSORED TEAM {THE YANKEES}

OF THE DIXIE YOUTH LEAGUE 

 left click on pics to enlarge, click back arrow to return

  • MAPS PROGRAM

POST 5180 IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF DISTRICT FIVE AND DISTRICT SIX MAPS PROGRAM.

MAPS WORKS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY AS WELL.

ABOVE IS A PICTURE OF A RAMP BUILT FOR ONE OF OUR VETERANS UPON HIS RETURN FROM OPEN HEART AND LUNG CANCER SURGERY

WE HAVE ALSO BUILT ANOTHER RAMP FOR A VETERAN AND HIS WIFE AND A NEW PORCH AND STEPS FOR A COMRADE'S WIDOW

ALL AT NO COST TO THE RECIPIENTS

POST 5180 HAS STARTED ITS OWN PROGRAM NAMED

 HELP FOR HEROES.

IT IS DESIGNED TO FILL IN WHERE D.V.A. LEAVES OFF, IT IS OUR SISTER PROGRAM TO NATIONAL'S UNMET NEEDS FOR THE ACTIVE DUTY.

OUR PROGRAM HOWEVER, CONCENTRATES ON OUR VETERANS, THEIR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS AND DOES A LOT OF WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR ANY THAT NEED ASSISTANCE.

 

 

SERVING UNDER THE FLAG FOREVER

OPERATION FALLEN COMRADE

THE POST HOSTS THE NEW ANNUAL VISIT TO THE FT. MITCHELL CEMETARY TO PLACE FLOWERS ON THE GRAVE SITES {ALMOST 7000}

WE OWE THEM THE HONOR THEY DESERVE

COME JOIN US FOR THIS EVENT

THE POST BUYS AND PLACES BUDDY POPPIES ON EVERY GRAVE ANUUALLY DURING THE WEEK PRIOR TO MEMORIAL WEEKEND. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE. THIS PAST YEAR WE HAD AGES 2 TO 87 ATTENDING THE CEREMONY.

COME JOIN US NEXT YEAR FOR A WORTHY CAUSE.

THE POPPIES ARE MADE BY DISABLED VETS AND ALL PROCEEDS FROM THEIR PURCHASE GO BACK TO THE RELIEF FUND

 

 

  • TRANSPORTATION FOR THE SICK AND WOUNDED 

 OUR SERVICE OFFICER TAKES CARE OF GETTING THE SICK AND WOUNDED TO SICK CALL AT TUSKEGEE VETERANS HOSPITAL. THE POST MAINTAINS A FUND TO PAY FOR FUEL FOR THIS PURPOSE.  IF YOU NEED HELP, CALL TROY GREEN AT THE POST FOR ASSISTANCE

 

  • HOLIDAY MEALS 

 Our Ladies Auxilliary hosts a Holiday meal for all that want to stop by for a plate at all the major holidays. A covered dish from each of the ladies is brought in and the meal is enjoyed by many participants each Holiday.

For information on dates and particulars, please contact Miss Shirley Moore or one of our volunteers at the canteen-tele-334-855-0090

 

Halloween Reflective Safety bags for local children

Starting in 2008

We passed out 800 safety bags to local kids this year along with a treat and a Pledge of Allegiance book marker in every bag. Bags were taken to the local schools, broke down by classes and passed out. The principles of both Olliver and Mt Olive were glad to get them and seemed a little surprised that we were taking it upon ourselves to help with child safety and Patriatism at their level. Both were very appreciative of the gifts and it is our hope that the Kids will enjoy a happy and SAFE trick or Treat night.

 

Christmas Party For Local Children

Starting this year, The Post has a Christmas Party for local Children. The party is complete with Santa Claus and a free gift. Any Family is welcome to attend the party and There are no requirements from the Post except that you must pre register so that we know how many to expect.  We are trying to make it as easy as we can to make sure that every child is taken care of and gets a gift at Christmas. Please come and join us on Dec. 20th at 11 oclock untill 1: P.M.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

POST 5180 SPONSORS OUR AREA IN THE VOICE OF DEMOCRACY AND PATRIOTS PEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OUR WINNER WILL BE POSTED IN DECEMBER, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK BACK

DUE TO A LACK OF PARTICIPATION FROM SOME OF OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS, THE STUDENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THIS PROGRAM WAS LIMITED. CUDOS TO MISS COLEY AT OLIVER SCHOOL FOR GOING ALL OUT FOR HER STUDENTS. I WISH THAT I COULD SAY THE SAME FOR THE RUSSELL COUNTY MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPLES.

TO DENY ONE OF OUR STUDENTS THIS OPORTUNITY IS CRIMINAL IN MY WAY OF THINKING, MAYBE I'M WRONG. LET THEM KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS

mcraig5180@gmail.com

 

UPDATE

ABOVE STATEMENT WAS MADE IN 2008-2009

SINCE THAT TIME, RUSSELL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPLES HAVE JUMPED ON BOARD IN A BIG WAY, WE HAD OVER 900 STUDENTS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE ESSAY AND SEVERAL HUNDRED THAT PARTICIPATED AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THE NEW PRICIPLE AT RCHS ( MIKE GREEN) IS VERY INVOLVED WITH THE POST'S YOUTH PROGRAM AND HAS SUPPORTED US IN ALL OF OUR ENDEAVORS, OUR HAT IS OFF TO MR. GREEN FOR MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

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