For the past 25 years, members of Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 in Sun Lakes have participated in philanthropic activities to help Jewish and non-Jewish veterans.
Their work will be recognized at the post’s 25th anniversary gala luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Oakwood Country Club, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes.
The event will pay tribute to the devoted, hardworking members of the JWV Copper State Post 619 who for the past 12 years have donated an average of $34,000 annually to local organizations that support veterans. It will also feature brief presentations by 10 organizations supported by the Post.
During the past 25 years, JWV Post 619 has held parties at the US Veterans Home and VA Hospital, served refreshments at VA clinics, supported Fisher House in Tucson, refurbished rooms at the Arizona State Veteran Home, and sold poppies at supermarkets to support injured and homeless vets. They’ve also supported veterans who’ve returned from the Middle East with significant problems and purchased a van and bicycles to assist veterans in getting to the VA Hospital.
The Clipper Club
25th anniversary celebration committee
The post also recently gave a generous donation to the East Valley JCC’s Lone Soldier Project to help lone soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces.
Tickets for the luncheon are $35 payable to JWV Copper State Post 619. The luncheon includes a choice of prime rib, grilled salmon or vegetarian. To purchase tickets, contact Adrian Bendick, 480-510-1733. Tickets must be purchased by March 25.