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AMVETS plan party, giveaway for veterans

Because We Care night, sponsored by AMVETS and its Auxiliary, will be be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 3, in the VA Medical Center Social Room in Building 6. There will be pizza, chips and drinks and big bingo.

AMVETS (American Veterans), a veterans service organizaiton, will also be distributing personal hygiene kits to their comrades at the VA Medical Center on Friday.

AMVETS volunteers provided more than 166,000 hours of service at 142 VA medical centers across America in 2014.

Commander Jim Bean of AMVETS local Post 460 said, “Because We Care Day is our way of saying thanks for the service and sacrifices made to keep our country free.”

AMVETS Post 460 also conducts local community programs such as ROTC medals and certificates supporting local high school ROTC programs at North Rowan and West Rowan and two high school programs in Cabarrus County. Americanism, Veterans Services, Veterans Day celebrations and Warrior transition programs are also ongoing efforts.

A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s Armed Forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements and community services that enhance the quality of life for this nation’s citizens.

For more information, call Post 460 at 704-732-4316.

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