AMVETS to help Harvey’s victims

Hurricane Harvey and how you can help without leaving your couch.

PHOTO: Housing surrounded by flood waters caused by Hurricane Harvey is seen from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter during an overflight from Port Aransas to Port O'Connor, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland/Reuters)

photo from Good Morning America

AMVETS is collecting monetary donations, hygiene items, clothing, and household items to help the Houston and surrounding area.  You may send or drop off your donations to

AMVETS Department of Texas

928 S. Buckner Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75217


Harvey: ‘Unprecedented’ flooding ‘beyond anything experienced’ inundates Houston area, kills at least 3
Good Morning America 

The flooding comes after the hurricane left at least three people dead after it bashed the Texas coast. Buildings and parts of communities are submerged and, in Houston, there were more than 1,000 calls for rescues and people were forced to their rooftops.

One death was confirmed Sunday by Mayor Bobby Hocking of La Marque, Texas, about 38 miles southeast from Houston on the Gulf Coast. The body of a 52-year-old man was found at a Walmart there on Interstate-45.

“At this time it is unknown if the subject passed away from health conditions or due to drowning, there was high water in the area of Walmart last night,” the La Marque Police Department said in a statement.

Another person who died was in Houston, after a woman was “swept away,” according to Art Acevedo, Houston’s chief of police.

“Sadly, we have lost one female member of our community who encountered floodwaters in her vehicle, got out and was swept away,” Acevedo said.

Officials said another person died in the coastal city of Rockport.

PHOTO: Road signs near Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 25, 2017, show the impact of Hurricane Harvey. (Justin Horne/KSAT)
PHOTO: Road signs near Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 25, 2017, show the impact of Hurricane Harvey. (Justin Horne/KSAT)
PHOTO: Rockport, Texas has been hard hit by Hurricane Harvey's wrath of torrential rain and high wind, Aug. 26. 2017. (Janet Weinstein / ABC News)
PHOTO: Rockport, Texas has been hard hit by Hurricane Harvey’s wrath of torrential rain and high wind, Aug. 26. 2017. (Janet Weinstein / ABC News)
PHOTO: Craig 'Cajun' Uggen, 57, nearly floods his truck as Hurricane Harvey comes ashore in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017. (Brian Thevenot/Reuters)
PHOTO: Craig ‘Cajun’ Uggen, 57, nearly floods his truck as Hurricane Harvey comes ashore in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017. (Brian Thevenot/Reuters)

Rescue efforts underway

Meanwhile, workers are scrambling to locate survivors of the deadly storm, and some police departments are even seeking help from local residents in their rescue efforts.

The League City Police Department, located about 30 miles south of Houston, posted on Facebook that it was looking “for people with flat bottom or low water boats to assist with rescue and evacuation.”

“Please send LCPD a Facebook message with name, phone number, location of boat, length and style of boat if you can be mobile with your boat and are experienced in operation of the boat,” the League City police wrote.

The Houston mayor said this evening that the majority of the city’s homeless are off the streets and in shelters.

Audie Murphy Day – Greenville

Audie Murphy Day
GREENVILLE, Texas – To honor and remember our nation’s military heroes, Audie Murphy Day will be Saturday, May 13th.  This annual event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum to celebrate Audie Leon Murphy, the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, as well as military veterans and those currently serving our country.
Audie Murphy Day, May 13th, centers on the life of Audie Murphy, a native son of Hunt County, war hero, Hollywood film star and accomplished songwriter.  This year’s events will consist of a variety of speakers, displays and living history demonstrations.  Noted speakers include Col. Richard Kaniss, President of the Association of United States Army North Texas Audie Murphy Chapter, music journalist Coy Prather, actor Brett Halsey and a WWII encampment by Able Company, 1st Battalion, 502ndparachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
Actor Brett Halsey has starred in over 100 films and was in To Hell & Back with Audie Murphy.  Some of his best known films include Return of the Fly and the Godfather: Part III.  He earned a Golden Globe for his performance in Desire in the Dust and for the tv episode “New Star of the Year” in Follow the Sun. 
Saturday morning’s events will be held at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center at 5501 Hwy 69 South in Greenville and the afternoon and evening events will move to the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum located at 600 I-30 East in Greenville.  A regular admission charge of $6 adults, $4 seniors and $2 students will apply to enter the Museum.  These are just some of the activities taking place.  Contact the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum at (903) 450-4502 or visit the website at for additional information.  Funding for this event is provided in part by the City of Greenville Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax

Veterans Day with Mountain View College


Dear Veterans Community,


Each year Mountain View College hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony to thank our nation’s Veterans. This event is honored by providing a Breakfast for our Veterans followed by a Pinning Ceremony. This year our guest speaker will be Dana BowmanHero Soldier, Golden Knight, and Motivational Speaker.  Dana Bowman will be speaking about his life changing accident that transformed his life in an amazing way (please see video below).


We would like to extend you the option of having a table at this event free of charge or simply to join us, as your presence would be greatly appreciated.  If you plan to be a Vendor at this event, you can come as early as 7:30 a.m. to set up your station; you are also more than welcome to bring a guest.  We would also appreciate if you can let your organization know, as well as the veterans’ community about this event, as all are welcome to this event.


This ceremony will be on November 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View College.  We are located at 4849 West Illinois Avenue in Dallas, Texas.  This event will be held in our student service building, Building “S”.   Vendors will set up down stairs in our “S” Building near our book store.  This Pinning Ceremony will take place in our students’ court yard. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend.


Please direct all questions to:  Mountain View College Department of Veterans Affairs. Phone 214-860-8699 or by email


Guest Speaker: Dana Bowman Video To see video click here .

***Please RSVP for this event!!!!

You can RSVP for this event by clicking on the text “REGISTER NOW” (this text is in blue) on the webpage.



*** (you may have to press Ctrl & Click (on your mouse) ***

Hope to see you there.





Aneesa Roundtree

MVC Department of Veterans Affairs

PHN 214-860-8699

F AX 214-860-8548

Now Playing on the Veteran Suicide Prevention Channel


Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel
(The VSPChannel)

“Now Playing”


The Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel (VSPChannel) will be sharing shows that are currently playing on our online channel until after “VETERANS DAY” November 11, 2016. Our channel will also provide special reports on the “DONATE $22 TODAY NATIONAL CAMPAIGN” which has began raising funds to build a state of the art television production/broadcast studio for America’s veterans and their family members.

Remember the VSPChannel has been founded to create, produce and broadcast shows and programs that promote good mental, emotional and physical wellness to America’s veterans and to provide vital information to them and their family members on matters important to veterans.

Don’t forget! DONATE $22 TODAY!
(USE THE LINK BELOW) e-22TodayCamp

We are also currently raising funds to produce our NEW cooking show,


This show stars two veteran chefs Andre Rush, who currently prepares nutritious meals for White House residents and staff, and Charles F. Johnson a fantastic chef who has taught Cooking for the cooks in the US Army while serving our nation as a soldier.

This show will teach veterans and their family members how to prepare wholesome nutritious natural foods and utilize spices to help heal mental illness such as PTSD, stress and anxiety and to promote healing of physical conditions such as
high blood pressure and diabetes.

Use the link below to DONATE towards the creation of this potentially life changing show for our veterans and their family members. ical-fundraising/cooking-for-v eterans-health-show-fundraiser /x/10991633

NOW PLAYING at the VSPChannel

The below programs are now playing at the VSPChannel whose online link is below. We broadcast programs and shows specifically intended for veterans and their family members nationwide and and entertainment too. We also broadcast information shows, and shows and advertisements that provide referral to important veterans services. Meditations, Tai Chi and Yoga can also be found and programs intended for your spirits edification. Shorts with comedy, music videos, documentaries and messages of hope and inspiration from veterans who have experienced PTSD, TBI and other ailments. Information programs that explain how to apply for benefits and that provides information on how to navigate the VA system.

Do you need a VA attorney who knows VA law? We have some advertisement for several VA lawyers on the VSPChannel. Our Shows are intended to make veterans feel better about who they are and their service and hopefully be the difference in saving a veterans life. But our shows are not only intended for the veterans. We take a holistic approach and our shows are intended for the family as well. We feel it is not possible to help the veteran without helping their immediate family members as well. So take the time and visit the VSPChannel. Tell every veteran you know that the VSPChannel has arrived and that we are:

“Broadcasting To Save Veterans Lives”

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Watch The VSPChannel @:
http://www.veteranssuicideprev v-steam/vspchannel-now-showing /

Glenn Towery, Chairman & Founder
Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel
323-849-8511 (M)

Visit Our Website at:
www.vspchannel. com