GUNTHER'S FAVORITE CHARITIES
MILITARY CHARITIES BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA
The Blue Star Mothers of America assists families of soldiers deployed overseas and helps wounded soldiers returning home. The Lehigh Valley chapter meets at 7pm on the second Thursday or every month at the Wilson Kramer Reserve Center just off of Airport Road and Avenue A. To find out more, call 610-837-6122.
LEHIGH VALLEY VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT
Meetings are the last Thursday of every month at 7pm
@Lehigh Valley Active Life
1633 Elm Street (Allentown)
This organization is a non-profit group, whose primary mission is to collect, document and preserve the personal experiences of all U.S. war veterans and home front workers who supported the war effort.
Next Meeting: September 26
Special Guest: Robert Wippel Jr., who served in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, among others. Robert is a two-time Purple Heart recipient and a true American hero. Come meet him on September 26th.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 379 (BETHLEHEM)
New members are needed for this legion post's Honor Guard, which serves at funerals and other events. For more info call 610-837-0398.
DONATE ITEMS TO OUR TROOPS
Valerie and Blair Ferguson have taken up the cause of shipping packages to troops serving overseas. Let the troops know you appreciate them!
Items are accepted at 7pm the first Thursday of every month at the Lehigh Valley Tea party meeting at the Starlight Social Club at the Fearless Fire Co. at 1221 South Front Street in Allentown. Items are also collected on event nights at Hellertown Sportsmen's Association, 173 Meadows Lane in Hellertown.
Suggested items include: individual snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit, beef jerky), tooth brushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, dry drink mixes and letters of support.
The Fergusons are always looking for names of local soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more info, call 610-438-8885 or email email@example.com.
NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY
Donations can be mailed to the following address:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 North Randolph Street
Arlington VA 22203
@Breinigsville VFW Post 8282
1522 Butz Road (Breinigsville)
First Sunday of every month from October through May
@Shepherd Hills Golf Club
1160 Krocks Road (Wescosville)
Sunday, September 22 (8:00am)
$75 per golfer (before September 5)
$80 per golfer (after September 5)
$85 per golfer (day of tournament)
Proceeds benefit Animals in Distress.
For more info: 610-703-2970
LEHIGH VALLEY PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH WALK
@Lehigh Parkway (Allentown)
Sunday, September 22 (10:00am)
100% of all money raised will go directly towards pancreatic cancer research.
Click here for more info.
@St. John the Baptist Church
924 North Front Street (Allentown)
Sunday, September 22 (12:00pm)
For more info: 610-432-3505
9/11 MEMORIAL BUS TRIP
Tuesday, September 24
This bus trip begins at the St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church at 924 North Front Street in Allentown at 8am. The bus leaves New York City that day at 5pm.
This is a self-guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and other New York City attractions of your choosing.
Cost: $50 (admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum is free to those with military ID, reducing the trip's cost to $25)
Payment is due by August 1.
For more info: 484-951-5041
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
101 Founders Way (Bethlehem)
Saturday, September 28 (8:00am)
Click Here to register.
PARKETTE ATHLETIC AUCTION
@The Holiday Inn Conference Center
7736 Adrienne Drive (Route 100) (Breinigsville)
Sunday, October 13 (5:00pm)
Tremendous food, amazing items up for bid to benefit the future gymnastics champions from Parkettes!
Tickets: $35 or a table of 10 for $300
For more info: 610-433-0011