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.
Saturday, June 26 (1:00pm)
More than a dozen World War II veterans will be on hand, there will be a short musical presentation and real-life Rosie the Riveters will be there as well.
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.
EMMAUS VETERANS COMMITTEE
This group of veterans from the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League and other organizations perform honor guard details for veterans' funerals. For more information, send an email to JM1948@ptd.net.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS!
The Miller-Keystone Blood Center is not a mass-gathering site and is safe. Everything used during the donation process is sterile and disposable. Please don't let coronavirus stop you from donating! Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-B-A-DONOR. or click here.
@St. John the Baptist Church
924 North Front Street (Allentown)
Sunday, June 27 (12:00pm)
First-come, first seated
Bring your daubers...no hardboards
$15=20 games, 6 specials and Lucky 7
For more info: 610-432-3505
COMMUNITY BACKYARD BASH
@Ss. Peter & Paul
3rd and Coal streets (Lehighton)
Friday, July 23 & Saturday, July 24 (5:00pm-10:00pm)
Homemade and ethnic foods, live entertainment, games and raffles.