On 30 September 2022, twelve MTC members and family members met at Operation Stand Down Tennessee to support their Operation Commissary initiative and combat hunger among veterans and their families. We were able to pack approximately 160 food bags in two hours to combat veteran hunger throughout the Middle Tennessee area! This effort will benefit needy veterans and their families in 20 counties.
Participating MTC members were CDR John Flanagan,USN; CDR Ted Edwards,USN; Lt.Col. David Glass,USMC and his daughter Lauren; COL Mike Walsh,USA; COL Jim Corfman,USA; 1LT Deryl Bauman,USA; LTC Mike Patenaude,USA and his wife Katie; CAPT Larry Cotton,USN; COL Doug Minton,USA; and Lt.Col. Karon Uzzell-Baggett,USAF. Our thanks to these members for their support of this MTC MOAA initiative!
The chapter continued to combat hunger among veterans and their families, by distributing prepaid Walmart gift cards to eligible veterans families during the food bag distribution.
"Our chapter partnered with the Alzheimer's Association of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, 15 October 2022, to host a Veteran Dementia Symposium.
This day of education and empowerment was made possible by a generous grant from the MOAA Foundation. Topics of discussion included types and characteristics of dementia, how to handle difficult behaviors and the impact of caregiving duties. An insightful panel discussion on legal affairs, the VA caregiver program and the role of research concluded this in-person and virtual program.
Our chapter is committed to advocating on behalf of and educating the military community through dynamic programming. "Come Join Us as we work to achieve this goal!"
On March 4, 2023, six chapter members gathered at Matthew 25, a non-profit dedicated to helping homeless men regain hope and healing. We participated in the final 2022 MOAA Community Outreach Grant by providing career development advice to the residents. The men previously received new computers, printers and supplies through a generous grant from the MOAA Foundation. The members pictured at right met with eleven residents of Matthew 25 to complete our MOAA Outreach Grant activities by providing guidance and direction on resume development, interviw skills, general interview tips, and finishing with mock interviews.