Service to Veterans

 VA Hospital & Medical Center Donations

Simon Kenton Chapter, Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution

The Sons of the American Revolution is a non-political organization that advocates the preservation of American History with specific emphasis on the Revolutionary War era. The tenets of the National organization, with headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, focus on patriotic, educational and historic objectives. These objectives are accomplished through 32,000 members via State and National Societies, which are broken down into local Chapters. The Kentucky Society has approximately 1000 Compatriots (members) who have proven their lineage back to a Revolutionary War Patriot. 18 Kentucky Chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) also work hand in hand with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) who have the same basic objectives. (175,000 members)

The Kentucky Society SAR leads the Nation in regard to the “Service to Veterans” category. 51 % of all donations have resulted from the efforts of the Kentucky Society. The Northern Kentucky Simon Kenton Chapter has led the Nation the past four (4) years in total donations to VA Hospitals & Medical Centers. (small division) while the Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter, from Shelbyville, has led the Nation in the medium category. Collectively, Kentucky Chapters are serving a dozen facilities in seven states. The Simon Kenton Chapter currently sends the majority of their donations to the VA Hospitals in Cincinnati, Ft. Thomas and Indianapolis. On site Libraries have also been established in each hospital and a free genealogical research and assistance program is being initiated for veterans.

Donations ….. there are two categories …personal care and personal comfort products …. with sample size or hotel / motel sizes are preferred

Personal Care

Hygiene products such as: tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, lotion, mouth wash (non alcohol), shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, combs, brushes, dental floss, deodorant, shaving crème, disposable razors, Q tips, adult Depends, female products, hand sanitizers,

Personal Comfort

These items are more recreational and would include: playing cards, jig- saw puzzles, cross word / word games, CDs, DVDs, packets of coffee, etc (books are also included, but we have a collaboration with the Boone County Libraries that has allowed us to establish libraries at each site)

Veterans Day is always held on November 11. We encourage schools during or preceding that week to collect as many items as possible, to assist us in this worthy endeavor. Our Compatriots will pick up and deliver all items to the VA Hospitals.

Contact…. Tom Geimeier … or 859 760-8832