Parenting for Service Members & Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new parenting course resource for Veterans and their families. This free online course provides parents with tools that strengthen parenting skills and helps them reconnect with their children. There are 6 modules within the course that focus on the following areas: Click here to Read More

12 year old chooses DAV Post #93 as his Summer Mission Project

Cole Kirkland, a 12 year old 7th Grader from Rule Vale Elementary School, Tellico Plains, Tennessee was challenged to do a summer mission project by his River of Life Ministries‘ Youth leaders, Nate and Bretta Wright.

Cole decided to set up a lemonade stand with the proceeds going to the Monroe County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Post #93.  Cole asked for help from his school friend Kyle Duckworth.  Kyle is a 7th grade Rule Vale Elementary School student and member of Epperson Presbyterian Church in Coker Creek Tennessee. Click here to Read More


Helping Hands program giving away shoes and school supplies to kids in need

As the time to head back to school approaches Rio Revolution Church in Maryville Tennessee is giving away free shoes and school supplies to thousands of kids in need; actual attendance was over 8,250 with 670 volunteers.  The Rio Revolution Church is a proud member of the Military Chaplains Association of America’s /Military Friendly Congregation and conducted their 14th annual “Helping Hands” program.

“One gentleman who is a grandfather, was leaving the group after I spoke and he turned around and he looked at me and said ‘if it wasn’t for this event these grandchildren would not have shoes because my daughter is in prison’,” said Pastor Pacer Hepperly Rio Revolution.  “He said thank you so much for just doing this.” Click here to Read More

Suicidal veterans lives with help from Veterans Court and Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation

Monroe County Veterans Court, Madisonville, Tennessee

A high risk suicidal justice involved veteran graduate gives thanks to God, Monroe County Veterans Court Judge Thomas, Helen Ross McNabb Military Services Center Clinical Therapist Tony Weaver, VA Knoxville Outpatient Clinic Debbie Cohan & Christy Cook, Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) mentors and Pastor Chris Moore, First Baptist Church of Madisonville for saving his life.

Robert retired from the US Air Force after 20 years and 9 months of honorable service and is a past VFW Post Commander.  Robert entered the program on January 25, 2018 and needed much more than legal help.

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