Please help remind and encourage our Veterans while we continue to minimize exposure to COVID 19, the following services are still available:
Telephone or Video Appointments – Veterans can receive their care at home – either over the phone or via video using VA Video Connect on their computers, smartphones, or tablets. To set up telephone or video appointments, Veterans can send their provider a secure message on MyHealthVet by visiting www.myhealth.va.gov. Veterans may also call, but the VA is requesting that Veterans only call with urgent needs at this time. To learn more about VA Video Connect, visit www.mobile.va.gov/app/va-video-connect.
Prescription Refills – Veterans can request prescription refills and order and ship medications to their homes using the Dial-A-Refill System (404-235- 3084 or 404-235-3087), My HealtheVet or the Rx Refill mobile app. Download the app at www.mobile.va.gov/app/rx-refill. If a Veteran has an urgent medication need, they can call the pharmacy directly Monday-Friday from 8am-6:30pm at 404-321-6111 x207690.
Text Message Reminders – Veterans can use Annie’s Coronavirus Precautions protocol to send automated text messages with information about COVID-19. This application helps Veterans monitor for symptoms and can assist if they need to contact their VA facility for care. Enroll at www.mobile.va.gov/annie.
Secure Messaging – With My HealtheVet, VA’s online patient portal, Veterans can send online secure messages to your healthcare team to ask them non-urgent health questions. Register at www.myhealth.va.gov.
Applying for VA Health Care – Veterans can register for VA health care at https://www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/. Veterans can also apply phone by dialing 1-877-222-8387 Monday thru Friday 8am – 8pm EST to get help with the application.
Congratulations to our Ebike bundle winner:Winning ticket #0124'Go to our Facebook page to see the drawing video.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current Post 12186 Fundraisers1. Annual Holiday Cash Raffle. Look for tickets coming out soon for a chance to win every day in the month of December.
2. Gift basket with cutting board and wine donated by L&L Designs. Tickets are available at VFW&Aux meetings or events.
2. Quilt raffle - Handmade quilt donated by local women's group. Tickets are available at VFW&Aux meetings or events._______________________________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEVFW Honors Local Post Commander KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July [date], 2020) —The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is pleased to announced David Bear has achieved All-American status as a Post commander. To achieve this honor, Post commanders must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.Commander Bear, a Gold Legacy Life member and commander of Post 12186 in Oldsmar, Florida, is one of 251 VFW Post commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American Commander. His hard work played an integral role helping the organization successfully remain focused on its service to veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Commanders like David Bear are a fine example of VFW leadership, and it’s their hard work and dedication to the mission and values of our organization that has rightly earned them this great honor,” said VFW Membership Director Rick Butler.The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in 6,000 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at vfw.org.-vfw Media contact: Rick Butler, membership director, email@example.com.______________________________________________________________________________
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That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln