PVR Bulletin – JAN 2019


EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Vets Invade the Canyon

Come and celebrate the American Legion’s 100th Birthday at the Vets Invade the Canyon Concert on Friday and Saturday, January 18th-19th at the Rock Crusher Canyon. This two-day birthday celebration is being hosted by American Legion Post 155 in Crystal River and have designated event proceeds to benefit PROJECT: VetRelief.

 FRIDAY NIGHT (1/18/19) CONCERT features Sister Hazel, Scooter Brown Band and Letters from Home

SATURDAY NIGHT (1/19/19) CONCERT features Aaron Tippin, Buddy Brown and Letters From Home


Visit www.vetsinvadethecanyon.com or contact Jennifer Cooper at the Department Headquarters Office before January 15th.

DID YOU KNOW: Program Facts

97% of every dollar donated to the program goes directly to our veterans and their families. The additional 3% is used for organizational compliance and accounting/banking fees.

  The PVR office was closed from December 22nd and reopened on January 2nd. Be patient as we work through calls received during that time.

  Legion Riders have already raised over $10,000 for our NEW Suicide Prevention Initiative and have future events planned to raise even more.

  We are collecting resources and contact names of Veteran Service Organizations our VetRelief Advocates work with to create a state-wide resource tool. If you have any contact you’d like to share, please visit to enter the information: https://projectvetrelief.org/vso-resource-entries/

  The Legions 5th District is encouraging Post 400 members to transfers into a local post. As an incentive, the 5th District will donate $5 of their dues to PVR.

  Jim Wineland, Florida Legion Riders current Department Chairman, joined the Board of Directors in November during the Fall Conference meeting.


All of PROJECT: VetRelief’s financial support comes from the generosity of individuals and corporations who believe in what we do. Join us for one of our next events, or hold your own fundraiser.

 If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Cooper at 407-295-2631 or jcooper@floridalegion.org.

 Vets Invade Canyon – Jan 18-19, 2019

Crystal River, FL (get info)

 Coral Head Music Fest – Feb 16-17, 2019

Marathon, FL (get tickets)

 Legion Riders In-State Unity Ride / Concert – Apr 2019

Tampa or Daytona, FL

 6th Annual Golf Tournament – Sept 2019

Bella Collina, FL

 Coral Head Music Fest – Nov 2020

Pinellas Park, FL