Each year, we send our annual newsletter to the veterans and surviving spouses we represent before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Saturday, we mailed more than 22,000. If you do not receive your copy, contact us by email or call Lora at 550-8806 to update your address. Veterans, surviving spouses and dependents, we are here to make a positive difference in your lives.

One of the things we do each week is recognize men and women who served in World War II or the Korean War and present them with a new cap representing their time in the military. We select one of them as our veteran of the week. Today's veteran of the week is Robert Allen, of Norman, who served honorably during WWII as a member of the U.S. Navy. We appreciate his military service to our nation.

We spend an average of $30,000 each month helping veterans with rent, utilities, food items, medical testing and transportation, along with many other unforeseen expenses. The money we spend on veterans and surviving spouses comes from donations from men and women we have already helped, and from any small grants we may receive.

For those who would like to join our team of donors, stop in or visit dalekgrahamveteransfoundation.org for details on how you can help us to make a difference. We also have our auto donation program, where we accept the donations of cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors or other types of items that can be given to veterans or sold to raise funds.

Thank you to the many people and organizations that have helped us financially. Your donations are helping us improve the lives of thousands of veterans and surviving spouses.

If you need a ride to visit us, transportation is available. Call 882-8806, Ext. 105 and 106, to set up a ride. Last week, our driver donated 64 hours transporting 26 passengers 1,129 miles.

If you would like to donate to Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation, you can do so at dalekgrahamveteransfoundation.org or mail a check to Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation, P.O. Box 592, Washington, OK 73093. As a 501-C-3 nonprofit, your gift may be tax deductible. We appreciate your support of our nation's veterans and their families.

If you need a ride to and from a VA medical appointment, contact 550-8806 to reach Clayton at Ext. 105 or Louie at Ext. 106.

We are available every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the 1268 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. We open the doors by 5:30, and we begin working as soon as volunteers have computers ready. We stop taking clients at 8 and urge you to arrive as early as possible. Contact us with any questions by email at dale@dalekgrahamveteransfoundation.org.

For phone assistance, call 550-8806 to listen to options. For general information, dial Ext. 101. To schedule transportation, dial Ext. 105 or 106. For help with surviving spouse benefits, dial Ext. 104, or stop by any Tuesday or Thursday morning. Semper fi.

As always, thank you to all veterans and their families for their service to this United States of America.

Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation is not affiliated with any other organization. Dale K. Graham is a VA accredited claims agent.