COVID-19 – Veterans Council Upward American Veterans Program
As our local community begins to slowly reopen, many veterans and their families still have critical needs. For more than two months, many of our proud local veterans have tried to keep their heads above water without asking for assistance. Their cash reserves are low and their credit lines are maxed. Many have found that their reemployment insurance has been delayed, their stimulus payments also delayed or lost, and the uncertainty of when they can return back to work continues.
The veterans council is here to serve the needs of our local veterans through our Upward American Veterans program. You are not alone, we will get through this together. We are here for you! If you are a veteran or know of a veteran in Indian River County who needs help please contact the Veterans Council of Indian River County at (772) 410-5820.
If you would like to support our efforts to help local veterans in need, please make donation to the COVID-19 emergency fund, please click here: https://bit.ly/VCIRC-COVID-19
WINN DIXIE Community Bag Program
Have you heard the news? The Veterans Council of Indian River County has been selected as the beneficiary of the Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Winn Dixie at 2950 9th Street Southwest, Vero Beach FL for the rest of the year, the Veterans Council of Indian River County will receive a $1 donation.
You can help the Veterans Council and the environment by purchasing a reusable shopping bag when doing your grocery shopping at Winn Dixie!
Thank you Winn Dixie for choosing the Veterans Council of Indian River County as the beneficiary of this great program.
New Buses for Veteran’s Transportation Program
The Veterans Council of IRC is excited to announce we’ve recently upgraded our Transportation Program buses! After 8 months, we’ve officially received the title and transfer of the newer buses that will allow us to transport our veterans who use wheelchairs easier as well as fit better in smaller parking lots. Our Transportation Program is widely used by local veterans for transport to their local medical appointments as well as to their appointments to the VA hospital in West Palm Beach. As always, we are incredibly thankful to our community for their support of the Veterans Council of IRC. We can only do the work we do with your support and donations! For more info visit www.HelpIRCVets.org or to make a donation click here: https://veteranscouncilirc.z2systems.com/np/clients/veteranscouncilirc/donation.jsp
Save the Date – VCIRC Golf Tournament – October 17, 2020
Memorial Day Observance – May 25, 2020
Click Photo Above to View Memorial Day Observance Video
In case you missed it, the Veterans Council was not able to gather at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary but we came together with members of our community to create a special tribute to honor the fallen. This Memorial Day and every day we remember, we honor, and we appreciate those who have given their supreme sacrifice.
We would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the following team that made this virtual event possible.
Indian River County American Gold Star Mothers & Gold Star Families, Indian River County Firefighter’s, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Major Eric Flowers, Mayor Tony Young – Vero Beach City Council, Sebastian Area Color Guard, US Army Recruiting Station SSGT Elizabeth Kelly & SSGT Pete Peterson, Vero Beach Police Department, Veterans Council of Indian River County Board of Directors, Members, Friends, & Supporters of the VCIRC including: Kathy Allston, Michelle Dale, Michael Hyde, Angela Kelly, Delores Mark, John Michael Matthews, Duke Scales.