Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Give in Support of Those Who Gave

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 08, 2017 Holidays,  Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that, in the spirit of the holiday season, this is the perfect time to support programs administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.“We should remember to honor our veterans every day, not just on Veterans Day,” Governor Wolf said. “This is the time of year when many of us look for ways to share our good fortune and donate to a worthy cause, and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ programs that support our veterans and those currently serving are a wonderful way to give to those who have sacrificed so much for us.”The four tax-deductible programs administered by the DMVA are:Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP): The MFRAP provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members who have an immediate financial need based on circumstances beyond their control. This program is made possible by generous donations from taxpayers who designate all or part of their Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax refund to support Pennsylvania military personnel and their families, and by those who make a donation online, or privately by mail.Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF): The VTF issues grants to statewide charitable organizations that assist veterans, veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs to help veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living. The grants are funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or photo identification card and renewing a motor vehicle registration, from proceeds generated by the sale of the Honoring Our Veterans license plate, and through private donations by mail.Residents’ Welfare Funds: Resident’ Welfare Funds at the DMVA’s six veterans homes help to keep the residents active and healthy by providing activities, trips and entertainment. Donations are made online or through private donations by mail.Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial: Located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County, and maintained by the DMVA, the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial is the first in the commonwealth to honor veterans of all eras from the Revolutionary War forward and it is the largest veterans memorial located in any of the national cemeteries. Donations are accepted online or by mail to help fund the maintenance and repair of the memorial.“There is no better feeling than to know you have helped a service member during an unexpected financial crisis, provided a disadvantaged veteran with basic life needs, given a State Veterans Home resident an opportunity for a special outing or activity, or helped to preserve our veterans honored memories by maintaining a memorial for future generations to visit,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general. “That is what a tax-deductible donation to programs administered by the DMVA accomplishes every day for thousands of Pennsylvania’s active military, veterans, and their families.”When an online donation is made, donors may choose to enter honoree information and a plaque in their honor will be displayed on the Virtual Donor Wall. Online plaques will show that donations have been made: ‘in honor of,’ ‘in memory of,’ or ‘on behalf of’ someone.“The online Virtual Donor Wall serves as a meaningful and visual tribute to those who made a donation as well as those who are being recognized,” Carrelli added.To make a donation online or by mail for any of these four tax-deductible programs, or to learn more about each one, go to www.donate.dmva.pa.gov.center_img Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Give in Support of Those Who Gavelast_img read more

Jaaskelainen eyes turning point

first_img “Spurs was a great win at a great time because we were drifting towards that bottom three and we didn’t want to stay there for long,” Jaaskelainen said on the club’s official website, www.whufc.com. “We need to keep going, but if you look at the Man City game, if we can get anything out of that then it could be a turning point for us and make it a decent start because at the moment it is an iffy start.” The Finnish shot-stopper added: “Playing-wise we have done very well, but we have just been missing a little bit of luck and maybe one or two decisions have gone against us.” Jaaskelainen, though, accepts the Irons will need all of their resilience to get the better of Manuel Pellegrini’s expensively-assembled squad. “If City turn up and play their best it is going to be extremely difficult for us to do anything, but we will see,” he said. “Last season our home form was fantastic, but this season we have had two defeats already so we want to make sure that if we can’t win the game, we don’t lose it, that is our main aim. “I wouldn’t take a draw now, but if things don’t go our way and City plays a good game, it is going to be hard to beat them, but we have to make sure that we are hard to beat as well.” Forward Carlton Cole could come straight into contention after rejoining the club on a three-month deal, having left in the summer. The Irons had slipped down towards the bottom three following some inconsistent form, which included a home loss to Stoke and defeat at Hull, before pulling off an unexpected 3-0 win at high-flying Tottenham before the international break. It does not get any easier for Sam Alladryce’s men with the visit of big-spending City, but Jaaskelainen feels Saturday’s late kick-off could prove to be the launching pad for a climb back up the table. “I am available for selection,” Cole told West Ham TV. “I will train all week with the team and then it’s just up to the manager to see what he wants to do. Hopefully I will make the bench and take it from there. “Obviously I take pride in playing up there alone and helping the team to try and get results. “That’s what I’m going to try and do. “It’s no secret how I play. I’m obviously very physical and try to be a presence up front and impose myself on defenders, create space and nick a few goals as well. “I hope I can do that up until Christmas and see where that gets me.” England Under-21 midfielder Ravel Morrison grabbed the headlines at Portman Road on Tuesday night, where he scored and set up another in the 5-0 thrashing of Lithuania. And the 20-year-old Manchester United academy graduate cannot wait to tackle City this weekend. “I’m very excited because obviously I used to play for Manchester United but I never played against their first team so I’m really looking forward to it,” he said on the club’s media channel. “Of course we can cause a shock. We’re a great team and we should have had a lot of goals this season, but for some reason we haven’t. “Against Tottenham we managed to get the goals which have been missing which was pleasing. The defence has been solid so if we carry on doing what we’re doing we can cause an upset.” Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen hopes West Ham can continue to recover from their “iffy start” with a positive result against Manchester City when Barclays Premier League action resumes on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more