Sponsors

This page is dedicated to those organizations and individuals who have either helped fund our veteran outreach programs or have given their time to support those programs.

Expanded Emergency Veteran Needs

Bremer County Veterans Affairs has a very limited budget to assist those veterans in dire need and therefore, do not provide handouts. Instead, we offer a helping hand to get veterans back on their feet and point them in the right direction so they, hopefully, do not find themselves in the same situation. Because of our limited budget, we often call upon our community partners and individuals to help assist those veterans who require more than we're able to provide.
Emergency HousingEmergency FoodEmergency Utilities
Private DonorSt. Mary's Catholic Church
Private Donor
Acker-Mathias American Legion Post 653

Memorial Plaques

In 2012, the Bremer County Commission on Veterans Affairs thought that the list of those service members who gave their lives to their country should be updated and moved from the Board of Supervisors conference room to a location more visible to the general public. Enlisting the assistance of volunteer historical researchers and genealogists in the community, we set to the task of updating the lists. Our intention is for Dan Hatala, renowned artist and Waverly resident, to more appropriately honor those soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen who died serving their country.
DonorsVolunteers
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Veteran Gravesite Research and Geo-Mapping

Beginning in the spring, 2013, we began a volunteer project to locate, research and geo-map every veteran grave within the county. Since most, if not all, work on this project is done after normal business hours, we continue to rely on volunteers to successfully complete this project. The ultimate goal of the project is to identify veterans buried within the county that do not have their final resting places marked. We fully intend to mark each grave with a government issued headstone if a private stone is not already in place. Additionally, our goal is to mark each veteran grave with a county issued grave marker that is usually issued at the time of the veterans death. Finally, we wish to research each veterans service to develop both a macro and micro vision of our veterans.
DonorsVolunteers
Ecker's Flower's and Greenhouses, Inc.Bill Bloker
Kwik Star, 400 E. Bremer Ave., WaverlyBill Dravis
Walgreens, WaverlyBob Sable
Carl Benning
Connie Wedemeier
Jean Lanske
Mary Steinbach
Matt Haugan
Roger Metzger
Tom Charley
Tyrone Schmidt
WSR Middle School

The Bremer County VA Van FY 2015

DonorsVolunteers
American LegionBill Bloker
Acker-Matthias Post 653, DenverBill Dravis
American Legion Post 522, JanesvilleBob Sable
American Legion Post 176, WaverlyCarl Roxberg
American Legion AuxiliaryDoran Butschi
American Legion Auxiliary, Post 653, DenverJerry Smith
American Legion Auxiliary, PlainfieldLornarae Power
American Legion Auxiliary, Post 522, JanesvilleSteve Johnson
AMVETSTom Charley
AMVETS Post 79, WaverlyVera Hoins
AMVETS Auxiliary
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 79, Waverly
Marine Corps League
Northeast Iowa Detachment
Marine Corps League Auxiliary
Northeast Iowa Detachment
VFW
Joe W. Cretzmeyer Post 2208, Waverly
VFW Auxiliary
VFW Auxiliary, Wayne Teisinger Post No. 5661, Readlyn
VFW Auxiliary, Joe W. Cretzmeyer Post 2208, Waverly

The Bremer County VA Van FY 2014

The close of the 2013 fiscal year proved to be a thankful one with a 58% increase in charitable donations for the VA Van. In all, $2,097 was gifted by the residents and service organizations of Butler and Bremer Counties. Letters have already been sent out to our service organizations in the hopes of reaching the $2,616 required for the van. Overall, the van made 134 trips for 26,138 miles and our volunteers donated over 860 hours of their time to support our local veterans.
DonorsVolunteers
American LegionBill Bloker
Acker-Mathias Post 653, DenverBill Dravis
Acker-Mathias Post 653, Denver AuxiliaryBob Sable
American Legion Post 176, WaverlyCarl Roxberg
American Legion Post 176, Waverly AuxiliaryDarrell Blasberg
American Legion Post 472, Plainfield AuxiliaryDoran Butschi
American Legion Post 522, JanesvilleJerry Smith
Thomas E. Woods Unit 223, Sumner AuxiliaryTom Charley
AMVETSVera Hoins
AMVETS Post 79, Waverly
Marine Corps League
Marine Corps League Detachment 1241, Waverly
Marine Corps League Detachment 1241, Waverly Auxiliary
VFW
Joe W. Cretzmeyer Post 2208, Waverly

The Bremer County VA Van FY 2013

The mission of the Bremer County VA Van is to provide free transportation for veterans and their families to and from their VA Medical appointments. The van is funded by local non-profit organizations, private donors and the taxpayers of Bremer County.
DonorsVolunteers
Private DonorBill Bloker
Private DonorBill Dravis
American LegionBob Sable
Acker-Mathias Post 653, DenverCarl Roxberg
Acker-Mathias Post 653, Denver AuxiliaryDarrell Blasberg
American Legion Post 176, WaverlyDoran Butschi
American Legion Auxiliary Post 176, WaverlyDuane Wilcox
American Legion Post 522, JanesvilleJerry Smith
Bremer County American LegionVera Hoins
Thomas E. Woods Post 223, Sumner
Thomas E. Woods Post 223, Sumner Auxiliary
AMVETS
AMVETS Post 79, Waverly
Marine Corps League
Marine Corps League Detachment 1241, Waverly
VFW
Joe W. Cretzmeyer Post 2208, Waverly Auxiliary