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.
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.
The State Theatre in Easton needs your help! COVID closures have cost a 100% loss of ticket revenue. With live shows not expected to return anytime soon, the State Theatre needs your help to keep the iconic Lehigh Valley entertainment venue alive. If you able to make a tax deductible donation, please click here.
GO FUND ME PAGE FOR THE LINDE FAMILY
Longtime WAEB listener and our good friend Lowell Linde and his wife Gail lost their home, their possessions and their dog to an awful fire on March 19th. We're supporting a Go Fund Me page being used to help the Lindes get back on their feet. You may Lowell as the unofficial WAEB photographer at many station events like the Children's Home of Easton Christmas Party, Animals in Distress Radiothon and many more. If you would like to donate, please click here.
Saturday, May 1
While the pandemic has caused organizers to cancel the large-gathering group Walk MS, walkers and teams are encouraged to 'Walk Your Way' this year. WAEB's Dan Holzman and his family are walking once again this year to raise money for the National MS Society and the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Dan's wife was diagnosed with MS in September of 2008 but is doing quite well, thanks in part, to great strides in treatments and medication used to fight the disease which can lead to everything from vision problems, to painful walking, to losing the ability to walk and in some cases death. If you'd like to donate to Dan's team either CLICK HERE or mail a check made out to the NATIONAL MS SOCIETY and mail it to:
1541 Alta Drive
Whitehall PA 18052
DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS
@Sweat Like a Girl
311 Industrial Drive (Nazareth)
Sunday, May 16 (10:45am-1:30pm)
The East Penn Raiders football team is hosting auditions for dancers for the team's dance team, which will perform at home games to be played at Kutztown University. Click here for more info.