Ride 22 Victory For Veterans and AMVETS event (Programs Committee Edition)

Afternoon AMVETS,

I want to thank you for taking the time to meet with us about this event. below you will find the letter that initially sent out to the Department Commanders throughout the country. It gives you the information needed to learn about what is taking place initially with event. This can happen in your own state, read below:

Department Commanders,


I hope this email finds you well. I would like to begin by congratulating each and every one of you to your appointment as Department Commander. I know that you will do well in serving the community and your fellow veterans. This email is being sent to you for I believe that it is one of the many ways we as members of AMVETS can continue to help our fellow veterans. Below you will find information on the fundraising event that takes place called “Ride 22.”


AMVETS Post #12 DC has partnered with the Victory For Veterans Foundation to help launch Ride 22 for 2018. This is a partnership that we at Post #12 felt that would be beneficial to all veterans, but we also know that it is not possible without the help from National Headquarters, Departments, and Posts. Ride 22 is about “Serving Veterans in Need, “ but in order for it to take place you must understand what the Victory For Veterans Foundation and “Ride 22” is all about.


Victory For Veterans raises funds in order to help organizations that help veterans. This is done by fundraising and with the most successful fundraising event thus far being “Ride 22” event where riders from across the country get together and raise funds to help veterans and that is by trying to work on having:





You see the mission of Victory For Veterans is serve veterans in need. As you read above their vision is trying to make it “ABSOLUTE ZERO.” So in saying that those that are members of Victory For Veterans ride every year to bring awareness to the 22 lives that are lost everyday since the last ride.


Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a sales pitch, not at all, but what is available is an opportunity for each Department and Post to build on its own fundraising efforts. So, on June 30, 2018, begins the ride to fight against suicide. Each state gets the opportunity to have its own 150-mile ride for suicide prevention, but the work begins now. There is a lot of work that goes into this and we at AMVETS Post #12 DC are already in the know on how to do this and get it done. For it is not just a 150-mile ride, but there is a need for volunteers, Road Captains, local business to be involved, entertainment for the riders, getting the word out and more. This is why we are starting now by sending this email out to you so that you can let your officers know at your next DEC meeting. Attached is a flyer that gives you an idea of what you have read, but more information will be made available if you are interested. For DC this will be a huge event and I believe that for your state it can be one that will be remembered always every year.


If you have any questions please feel to contact:

Founder/CEO: Steve Durgin; steved@victoryforveterans.org

Commander Herrera: oherrera@post12amvetsdc.org

1st Vice Commander Thomas: athomas@post12amvetsdc.org

Post #12 DC Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/post12amvetsdc

Facebook event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1963046214023064/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/post12amvetsdc

Twitter event URL: https://twitter.com/post12amvetsdc/status/978444780861575168

Instagram: https://instagram.com/post12amvets.dc

Instagram event URL: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgzw6EDAMpn/

Link to Ride 22 registration: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/ride22


Thank you for joining us on this historic RIDE all across the great USA!


“They fought for our freedom, let’s fight for theirs!”




Orlando S. Herrera, Jr., MSA, CPS


AMVETS Post #12 DC

455 Massachusetts Ave. NW, #354

Washington, DC 20001

202-630-0747 (Office)

646-331-5700 (Cell)





“Helping Veterans That Have Served”

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