The TWU Veterans Committee met at the TWU International Headquarters in Washington, DC during the second quarter meeting to discuss with Congress and it's members veterans issues. We continue to strive to better the lives of Veterans whether it be in regards to benefits, work related issues, or personal life amongst a few. We encourage everyone to contact your local elected representatives with issues you have or feel should be addressed, so together we can continue moving forward as Veterans helping Veterans.

 

Upcoming Events:

Thank you for all your support with Operation Free PX.  Your contributions along with other locals of the TWU helping our wounded military and their families have a wonderful holiday season.  The total TWU as a whole collected in cash was, 6,372, in in-kind goods was $69,873, with a total of $76,245.  Great job! We have already started collecting goods for the 2016 Free PX and any contribution can go a long way.  Keep up the great work.

Building Homes for Heroes is our next charitable effort.  Be on the look out for upcoming raffles for some pretty awesome prizes.

 

Meetings:

Tulsa OK July 12-14 2016

Philadelphia PA Oct 11-13 2016

 

Veterans Crisis Hot LIne: 1(800)273-8255

TWU International Veterans Committee

 


What is a Veteran?

#twu555vet

 A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable 'To My Country' for an amount "up to and including my life."

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.  — A Soldiers Poem

                 

Our goals:

To show our support and appreciation for our past, present, and future veterans by first of all saying "Thank You!" 

We will be providing useful information and resources in regards to benefits and the health care systems of the VA.

We will be sending a limited number of care packages to certain individuals currently serving actively. We want to provide assistance/support to the families of those who are in active status. 

We would like your help in showing appreciation to our fellow employees as well as our passengers. 

We plan on collaborating with the international TWU veterans committee and other locals to also reach out and provide assistance with programs such as "building homes for heroes."


Please be patient with us as we start this committee. We have big goals for the future but with everything we must take baby steps. We ask that you pass along to our fellow TWU555 members that we now have this committee. For those of you whom are veterans we ask that you fill out the registration form. For those of you whom are spouses, parents, children, or family members of a veteran some of the information we plan on providing may be useful to you or your veteran so please feel free to pass it along.

If you are interested in helping with the veterans committee in any type of way, please notify us at twu555vc@yahoo.com with your name, contact information, and how you would be willing to help. 

We would like to see the veterans committee be able to provide as much support and help for our veterans as well as to give back to all veterans in any way possible.


If you have any ideas, information you feel is important for our veterans or the committee, questions, or input, please e-mail us at twu555vc@yahoo.com.


We thank each and everyone of you for your support! We look forward in growing this committee and making something TWU555 and our members can be proud of!

Don't forget to thank a vet!!!!


Committee Registration Form — Fill out form and fax to Union office