[October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012]
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Voluntary Service Supported Programs and Events
- Quarterly ARC - blood drive
- Bi-weekly Popcorn/Pretzel sale
- CLC socials, bingo and trips
- Veterans Week Programs
- CLC Wrapping Presence program
- State/National Official visits
- National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans
- Because We Care
- Weekly movies and trips
- Open House programs
- VA2K Walk
- Personalized Christmas Program
- Recreational activities
- Voter Registration for hospitalized Veterans
- Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
- Welcome Home Celebration
Phillies Player Hunter Pence Visits Veterans and David’s Drive 831 Members
"I would not be able to play Phillies baseball if it wasn't for you," Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence told a captivated group of approximately 100 people on Thursday, July 19. Veterans participating in residential treatment programs at Coatesville VA Medical Center, and David's Drive 831 members, a charity that supports Veterans, enjoyed a picnic and some ball play with Pence.
Pence visited Coatesville VA Medical Center as part of Popchips' Game Changers Program, a national campaign where 15 professional athletes from across North America gave back to their local communities this June and July. Sports stars including Hunter Pence, Ray Rice, Tim Linecum, Baron Davis and Hope Solo each hosted an event for their community's winning charity. Pence selected David's Drive 831 out of the top five Philadelphia-based organizations with the most votes.
Pence said that being part of something bigger than oneself means a lot to him. David's Drive 831 is a charity named for David Turner, Jr., a Coatesville VA Medical Center employee who passed away suddenly in 2009. The charity honors Veterans receiving care at Coatesville VA Medical Center through collecting and donating to them essential items, including time. Local community organizations and businesses provide a tremendous support.
The Turner family spoke to the group as well. David Turner, Jr.'s younger sister Samantha said, "David would have absolutely loved this. He was a huge Phillies fan." Some Veterans got to play ball with Pence, and everyone in attendance was able to get an autograph and a photograph with Pence. Afterward, a deluxe picnic meal was served – hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque chicken and pasta salad – for all.
In the end, it is all about our nation's Veterans. Without them, events like this would not be possible. As Pence said, "Your life is on the line for us. Thank you for what you do."
Voluntary Service Office