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Blues For Veterans Association
P.O. Box 6
Woburn, MA 01801
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Blues for Veterans Association (BVA)
Blues for Veterans Association
The Blues for Veterans Association sponsors an "Afternoon of Music" for our Veterans, their families and staff. The photos are from our visits to: The Edith Norse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA and The Soldiers' Home in Chelsea, MA.
William Shuttleworth, an Air Force Veteran, accepts donation to VETS DON"T FORGET VETS. His walk across America (Newburyport, MA to San Diego, CA) was to raise awareness and to support Veterans' legislation, policy and advocacy. William was a clinician during the VietNam War working with returning POWs. He continues to fight for mental health issues of our Veterans. Festival 2019
Blues for Veterans Association donates $5000 to Friends of Woburn Veterans at “A Night of Blues”. BVA members Neil Connelly, Jennifer Murray, Bill Murray, Mike Dever and John Queen were on hand to present the donation to the Friends of Woburn Veterans members VSO Larry Guiseppe, Kathy Lucero, and Tom Quigley. The Blues for Veterans Association supports Our Veterans and the organizations that help them. The 6th Annual Library Park Blues Festival will be held on Saturday September 15, 2018.
Blues For Veterans Association makes donation to the Service Dog Project at A Night Of Blues. The Service Dog Project (SDP) provides Great Danes and their training to be used as service dogs. Each dog receives extensive training for balance and mobility and provides valuable service and enhances the quality of life for their partner. Preference is given to Veterans and their families.
Pictured: Steve Girard and Service Dogs Charlie and Walter. Also in photo are BVA members: John Queen, Irene Simas, Mike Dever, Mark Gaffney, Joe Simas, Jennifer Murray and Bill Murray
Blues for Veterans Association donates $1,000 for “Hugs for Lizbeth”. Lizbeth is a Veteran, a Teacher and a Mother of two with Huntington's Disease, a progressive, incurable genetic disorder. The donation was presented during “A Night of Blues” at the George A. Campbell American Legion Post 101. Shown in photo are BVA members Neil Connelly, Jennifer Murray, Lizbeth Granfield, Alan Arena, Mike Dever, John Queen and Bill Murray.
Back row: Ed Friedrich, Mark Gaffney, Lorrain Cogan, "Bozz" Cogan
Front row: Tom Quigley, Jennifer Murray, H.O.T. Volunteers MaryEllen Dee and Carol Buonopane, H.O.T. President Frank Geary, BVA President Mike Dever, Bill Murray, Joe Simas, Irene Simas and John Queen.
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This donation will be utilized to provide craft kits for the almost 400 inPatient Veterans cared for at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center in Bedford.
The use of these craft kits by Patients enables the Rehabilitation Medicine staff to properly assess the skills and abilities of the Patients. We will be able to fund the craft program for approximately the next 6 months.
Shown in photo: Committee Members Neil Connelly, John Queen, Joe Simas, Irene Simas, VA Medical Center Joe Dooley, BVA
Founder and President Mike Dever, Bill Murray, Mark Gaffney and BVA Treasurer Jennifer Murray.
Members of the Blues for Veterans Association – Library Park Blues Festival Committee assembled at “A Night of Blues” recently to present a donation to the American Legion Department Commander, Bill Chisholm, earmarked for the “Operation Comfort Warriors” program. The donation is part of the proceeds from the First Annual Library Park Blues Festival that was held in August 2013.
Shown in photo: Ed Friedrich, BVA Treasurer Jennifer Murray, John Queen, Neil Connelly, Mark Gaffney, Bill Murray, American Legion Department Commander Bill Chisholm, BVA Founder and President Mike Dever, Joe Simas, Irene Simas and American Legion Dept Adjutant Whitey McKittrick.
Members of the Blues for Veterans Association- Library Park Blues Festival Committee assembled to present a donation to the Friends of Woburn Veterans. Accepting the check is Friends of Woburn Veterans Chairman, Veterans Service Officer Larry Guiseppe. The donation is part of the proceeds from the Library Park Blues Festival that was held on Sat August 23, 2013. Shown (l-r) Bill Murray, Ed Friedrich, Tom Quigley, Joe Simas, Irene Simas, VSO Larry Guiseppe, Bob 'Boz' Cogan and Neil Connelly. (KAP Andrews photo)