|Operation Dustoff is
an older veterans assistance project started by
Chapter #13 which consist of chapter members
organizing field trips for other chapter members and
other veterans who are "shut-ins' in their homes or
nursing homes or who are no longer able to drive.
September 6th was the first such trip. It was a trip
(rescheduled from a earlier game postphoned by rain)
to watch a Bluefish baseball game in Harbor Yard
Stadium in Bridgeport.
Chapter 13 will pay for all expenses and provide
transportation to and from these "Project Dustoff"
trips. The number of veterans who are invited to
attand these trips are limited by the number of
volunteers we have who will help with logistics of
Presently we do not have the capability of
tranporting wheelchair patients, but if there is
enough interenst and we get enough volunteers, we
will attempt to borrow the department headquarters
van which has a wheelchair lift.
Some of the trip suggestions thus far have been:
Bluefish Baseball Game, Flat Water (no white water,
just a leisurely ride) Canoe Trip, Afternoon Trip to
a Park, and A Cook-out at a Park or Members Home.
Additional information and a form to sign up as
either a volunteer or as a participant will be posted
on this web site soon.