Lions Club Fundraiser

The Eugene Lions Club held a trivia night fundraiser for Veterans Legacy in April. Lion Jim Origliosso presents Dan Buckwald with a check for $2,400. It was a great night to meet new friends and try to answer some tough questions! Thanks to all.

Impact Club Presentation

Veterans Legacy’s Executive Director Dan Buckwald accepting a check for $10,000 from the Impact Club!!! A great group with a great concept!

The Impact Club is a unique group of folks that meet quarterly to listen to three non profit organizations speak to their cause. They then vote on the most compelling story and provide the winner with a check to make a real difference for that group. All monies awarded stay in Lane County!

A busy few weeks…

This is the chicken tractor made out of an old hay wagon. Pictured is Dan Buckwald (USAF), Rick Summers (USN) and James Miller (USMC). We just put on the roof.
Kevin Bourgault (USA) put his master gardening skills to work in the orchard.
The garden is getting prepped for planting.
The Dorms are beginning to take shape!

Help Wanted…

Veterans Legacy – Camp Alma is in need of a tractor.

Why do we need a tractor? We are at a point in which we are positioned to do more, as we begin to prepare to open Camp Alma for full-time operation and permanent occupation.

We have reached a level in our development that requires more than manual labor for many of the required improvements we are making. In addition, a tractor would greatly aid in the advancement of the agricultural programs that we are developing to support our veteran and community partners.

We are hoping to find a used mid-sized tractor (preferably diesel), with approximately 40 horsepower and low hours. A front end loader is needed as well. We would prefer a donation (tax-deductible) or even a reasonably priced or loaner tractor for several months.

Please feel free to forward to anyone you know that may be able to help! Contact Dan Buckwald at 541-914-0885 with recommendations or suggestions.

2018 Community Service Awards

Volunteer of the Year – Dan Swanson donated numerous days rototilling our gardens and used his equipment on countless occasion to move donated items to Camp Alma.
Volunteer of the Year – Renard Wiseman participated at every work party event and then some. Renard always showed up with friends and family and worked on the toughest projects! Camp Alma would not be where are without his dedication!
Special Recognition Award – These are the ladies of The Sewing Room. They have sewn over two dozen quilts for use by our veterans at Camp Alma! They were able to re-use jean material left at the old camp to create the most beautiful quilts! These women just amaze me.
Special Special Recognition Award – This is Joyce Campbell, the ring leader at The Sewing Room. She did a wonderful job of coordinating these quilts and came to tour at Camp Alma!Special Recognition Award – These are the ladies of The Sewing Room. They have sewn over two dozen quilts for use by our veterans at Camp Alma! They were able to re-use jean material left at the old camp to create the most beautiful quilts! These women just amaze me.

Welcome to Rick and Linda Summers

Rick and Linda are the new Camp Alma caretakers and have moved their 5th wheel to the property.
Rick was in the Navy from 1967-1971 as an Underwater Demolition Team – Seal with 44 months in Country.
He holds a Masters Degree in Psychology and Counseling. He owns a remodeling company in Eugene and is a licensed and bonded contractor. Welcome home Rick!