We supported the Franklin and Fairfield County Annual Veterans Stand Down which in 2018 provided over 650 Veterans with Free Foods, Clothing (Including Rocky Boots), Medical/Dental Screening, Legal Screening, Haircuts, Employment and College Assistance. Over 76 Veterans Services Organizations were involved. We provided both financial and volunteer support.

Central Ohio Veterans Stand Down – October 20 2021 Status Update

The Stand Down Planning Committee is concerned we cannot meet the COVID Re- quirements of the Convention Center. we have, therefore, developed an alternative plan to help Veterans – Our Primary Mission. We are going to distribute Duffle Bags filled with material to help Veterans with health and living needs.

The attached flyer explains the project CLICK HERE. We need to raise funds to support the effort. The fundraising information on the flyer explains the Colum- bus Wide strategy

HOWEVER, we are pursuing our MOAA approach. First, we apply to USAA for an an- nual contribution of $300. Due to the cancellation last year we have two years of contri- bution on hand – $600. Our internal process is to have fundraising at Monthly Luncheons to enhance our MOAA contribution to the Central Ohio Veterans stand Down project

We initiated our approach at the 6/11 Luncheon and raised over $100. Thanks to those who contributed!!!! We have two more luncheons – 7/9 and 8/13 – to complete the process.

Please join us and contribute. Thanks for helping us fulfill our MISSION: HELPING VETERANS IN NEED !!

Pete Wilkinson
Colonel USAF Retired
Chapter Board Member/Past President

Questions/Suggestions 614-638-7784 prwilkinson1@outlook.con

The Central Ohio Chapter Foundation is organized under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and is registered with the Ohio Attorney General under Document # 201834703062. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 83-3432980. Should you wish to donate to our Foundation, checks should be made out to MOAA CENTRAL OHIO FOUNDATION (or MOAA/COC FOUNDATION) and mailed to P.O. Box 361632 Columbus, Ohio 43236-1632