GUNTHER'S FAVORITE 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.
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
@Lower Saucon Township Senior Center
3700 Old Philadelphia Pike (Bethlehem)
Every Wednesday (1:00pm-3:00pm)
For more info: 610-625-8744
@Holy Family Club
515 West Mauch Chunk Street (Nazareth)
Friday, October 26 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Roasted pork, brats, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, desserts and much more!
Cost: $12 (adults) $5 (children 5-12) Free (children under 5)
Tickets sold at the door
Proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus-sponsored programs.
FALL FAIR/TRICKY TRAY/GARAGE SALE
@Holy Ghost Church
417 Carlton Avenue (Bethlehem)
Saturday, October 27 (9:00am-6:00pm)
Sunday, October 28 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Homemade food available!
WINE & SWINE BBQ
@Wescosville Recreation Center
5047 Hamilton Boulevard (Wescosville)
Saturday, November 10 (6:30pm-10:00pm)
Beer, wine, pork BBQ, live music, raffles, 50/50, silent auctions and much more!
Click Here for more info.
SALUTE A VETERAN CHALLENGE/CONCERT
@Northeast Middle School
1170 Fernwood Street (Bethlehem)
Sunday, November 18 (3:00pm)
Come enjoy The Allentown Band, America's Oldest Band, in this salute to the troops.
Tickets: $10 (adults) $5 (students)
Proceeds benefit The Victory House Homeless Veterans Program
For more info: 610-691-3373 ext. 310
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Krocks Road (Wescosville)
Saturday, December 15 (12:00pm)
Every December Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1400 locations across the country and beyond to remember and honor our fallen veterans.
Click here for more info.