NSM NEWSLETTER JULY 2013 ~ NATIONAL CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS

News and Reports
July 2013

114th NATIONAL CONVENTION
was a great success.
Thank you for your continued support!
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We ordered additional Gold lapel pins ~
If you are interested, let us know!
First Come ~ First Serve
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NMS MONTHLY REPORTS
Please click on the links below to download the monthly reports:
NMS Budget/Expenditure report for July
NMS Budget/Expenditure YTD report
MAP Grant/AAU/Attendance Report
Free Call Day Report

Don't forget to return your NMS Chairman Report to
Darcie's attention by the 15th of the month.
Your report due should cover your prior month's activity.

July connections: 112,050

Free Call Days: 56,140
Virtual Pins: 5,910
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August 2013, 4 Free Call Days

August 4th, 18th & 25th
Sponsored by
Sport Clips
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August 11th
Sponsored by
Veterans Family Fund
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OVER 7.3 MILLION service members have connected with their loved ones through Free Call Days since May 2006. You can help support these calls home. Text "CALL" to 90999 for a $5.00 donation to Operation Uplink.
Your $5 donation will provide 12 deployed service members a 10-minute phone call home to connect with their loved ones during Free Call Days.

July Grants
Families assisted: 19
Financial Aid Provided:
$18,653.21
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You can help support Unmet Needs. Text "NEEDS" to 90999 for a $10.00 donation Your donation will be used to assist service members who have been affected by natural disasters and transitioning troops who recently returned home from deployment.

July Activity

Grants:
# of Events: 19
# of Attendees: 7,975
Departments Participating: 11

Adopt-a-Unit:
New Units Adopted: 7
Posts/Aux: 7
Departments participating: 7
# of Attendees: 3,500

Memorial Commendations:
# of Casualties OIF/OEF: 13
# of Commendations requested: 7

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ VFW NMS makes a difference in military lives every day!
137,459 military members and their families were supported through NMS programs during July 2013.