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A Donor’s Kindness Goes a Long Way in Helping Our Veterans

By Barbara Ruiter, Data Entry, WestCare Iowa/FAVA When private donor, Jodi Eliason, stopped by the WestCare Iowa/Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA) office, she was carrying a donation of 15 handmade mats woven out of plastic bags. She wanted to give the mats to us for the homeless Veterans to keep them warm this […]

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Giving Thanks to a Frequent Supporter of our Vets!

By Barb Ruiter, Data Entry, WestCare Iowa/FAVA When Mary Green of Forest City brings in a donation, she tells the staff what she has brought in and why. She says that she reflects on what personal hygiene items she uses throughout her day. She states, “When I get up, I brush my teeth. So, I […]

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FAVA Celebrates 10 Amazing Years of Services!

By Barb Ruiter, Data Entry, WestCare Iowa/FAVA  WestCare Iowa/Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA) celebrated 10 years of serving homeless Veterans and Veterans who are about to be evicted. While participating in Forest City Iowa’s annual celebration, our staff constructed a parade float that featured a birthday cake and signs. The celebration was held […]

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Celebrating the Service of Glenn Pannkuk

By Barbara Ruiter, Data Entry An avid supporter of FAVA/WestCare Iowa throughout the years, Glenn Pannkuk has presented a regular Veteran’s Day event for our program and has always been supportive of our annual chili cook-off and silent auction fundraising events. “I have been supportive of FAVA mainly because of what you do for our […]

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Ten Years of Volunteering

By Barbara Ruiter, Data Entry Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA)/WestCare Iowa has had several volunteers and interns to help with various tasks throughout FAVA’s ten years. Linda Parmley is our glowing star that we want to acknowledge and show appreciation to for her consistent help throughout the years. She was a member of […]

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The Bayer Foundation Gives Back to Veterans in Need

By Darlene Terrill, Regional Administrator of Iowa Operations – WestCare IOWA/FAVA WestCare Iowa/FAVA (Family Alliance for Veterans of America) recently received assistance through the Bayer Foundation in the form of a $6,000 grant! Their foundation’s belief is that giving is not just about writing checks – but enabling and strengthening organizations that are working to […]