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Point Man Ministries of Newburgh
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Chuck Swindoll

COVID-19 Update

Regular meetings and events are temporarily suspended until 30 Apr. We will evaluate future events and notification will be provided as soon as information is available.

A Message from the Point Man Board

Quarantined, but Still Serving

 

Like everyone, Donna and I have been doing our part to follow the national guidelines for social distancing. Staying home and away from our loved ones is hard! We all miss being with friends and family. While doing this we’re all are faced (or should be) with doing some serious reflection about our lives and the condition of our world.

 

For most, reflection causes us to be thankful. Thankful for our Faith, our families, and for all the folks in our lives who support us, and for those whom we support.

 

Even though we feel like Point Man Ministries does good and important work in helping others, we can’t forget that everyone receives help. We receive help from the people who have gone before us, the people who stand alongside us, and the people who follow and support us. No one is a self-made man or woman, and good leaders know they can’t take full credit for their successes. Thank you to all our members and leaders who work so hard to make Point Man the great organization that it is. An organization of servants!

 

It’s important that everyone involved with Point Man, Home Front, and Reboot know that we will return to a normal schedule as soon as our governor allows gatherings to resume. And during this time that we’re separated, our board of directors and many of our outreaches are still providing services and supporting Veterans and their families as needed.

 

Please watch our newsletter to find out when we’re cleared to resume regular meetings.

 

All the best,

 

Mike

 

Next Meeting

When:

Regular Meetings and events are temporarily suspended until 6 Apr.

Meal service @ 1745
Childcare @ 1815


 

Where:

Crossroads Christian Church
10800 Lincoln Avenue
Newburgh, IN 47630

 

Special Notes
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  • All meetings and events are cancelled until 6 Apr!!
  • Meal Service and childcare return!
  • Check out the video links at the bottom of this email.
  • Contact for Brandon Renner and Jessica Knapp, Illingworth Renner Basin Law Group is 812-461-0229/888-212-4876, jknapp@basinlwawgroup.com
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  • The Veterans Court needs mentors.  Please contact Barry Duncan if you can help!!
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  • Point of Contact for REBOOT Combat Recover is Adam Gamache, 812-774-5878, adamgamache@whayne.com.
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  • New Point Man of Newburgh web page is now live!  Check it out at www.pointmanofnewburgh.com.

Prayer Request


Larry Eckhardt ("Larry the Flag Man")(Hospice)
Ralph Newman (family loss)
Steve and Rita Koressel (recovery)
Michelle Gamache (recovery)

 
Upcoming Events
All scheduled meetings and events are cancelled until 30 Apr.

All events will be evaluated and notification will be provided as soon as information is available.

Regular mettings are temporarily suspended until 30 Apr.

19 Jun - Freedom Isn't Free 2020 has been POSTPONED.  More details later.

Sep - Golf Outing, more details later.

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See our Facebook page for other events and opportunities for Veterans in and around our area.

 

VA Notes


How to Switch to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery <https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/home-delivery> During COVID-19 Outbreak: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 virus guidance includes the recommendation to have a supply of necessary medications on hand. TRICARE offers beneficiaries the option to get a 90-day supply of their prescriptions at military pharmacies, via TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, or at retail network pharmacies. During this outbreak receiving prescriptions at home will help lessen the spread of COVID-19 for vulnerable populations. Learn how to switch to home delivery <https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/coronavirus-update>. 
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Veterans enrolled with the Evansville VA Healthcare System: If you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, sign-in to My HealtheVet, www.myhealth.va.gov <https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home> and send a secure message to your primary care provider or call our patient call center at (812) 465-6202 and ask for guidance before visiting the VA medical center or a community clinic. For information on the COVID-19 virus go to: https://www.va.gov/coronavirus/ 
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Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices closed to the public starting March 19. Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at www.va.gov <https://www.va.gov/>. Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS) <https://iris.custhelp.va.gov/> or telephone at 1-800-827-1000. VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts. Please continue to check www.va.gov <https://www.va.gov/>
 for updates. You also may follow us on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/VeteransBenefits/> and Twitter <https://twitter.com/VAVetBenefits>. Thank you, Veterans Benefits Administration

Reboot Combat Recovery

War wounds the soul.  But through REBOOT Combat Recovery, combat veterans are experiencing breakthrough in their war against PTSD.  REBOOT's 12 week faith-based combat trauma healing course is designed to address the spiritual wounds of war, helping service members and their families rebuild character, community and leadership.
  • All combat veterans, wives, girlfriends and significant others are welcome.
  • There is no cost to the veteran, spouse or others (totally free).
  • A free meal and free childcare are provided for each meeting.
  • Next class starting mid January.

POC is Adam Gamache 812-774-5878 // adamgamache@whayne.com
 
"Vets helping Vets"

Veteran's Court Needs Volunteers!!

The Veterans Treatment Court NEEDS volunteer veteran mentors to assist our veteran brothers that are involved with complication in the Vanderburgh County Court system.

 

Mission:  

To successfully rehabilitate veterans in the court system using evidence based 

treatment to positively change behavior to lead productive, law abiding civilian lives.

 

Veteran mentors provide a support relationship with Court selected veterans in order to provide  a trusted friend who has “been there”.  The mentors are an adjunct to the support system provided by Court Case managers, the VA Mental Health Department and other agencies.


Mentors are assigned to maintain contact weekly to help his/her assigned veteran mentee through the sometime difficult pressures of their rehabilitation.  Mentors are not expected to be a counselor, financial supporter, or chauffeur of mentees.  Mentors are expected to be available to mentees as a friend.

 

If you are interested in helping you brother veterans on the path too a better life, or simply wish more information
please contact:

 

Barry Duncan, Court Veteran Mentor Coordinator
Cell:  270-339-6656
Email: barrywduncan@att.net


 

 Please know that a request for more information is not a  commitment to serve.

 

 

Point Man Board Meetings

Next Point Man of Newburgh
Board Meeting

9 Apr @ 1830
Crossroads Christian Church
10800 Lincoln Ave.
Newburgh, IN 47630

Board meetings for 2020 will be on the second Thursday of the month.  Welcome Michelle Gamache as President for 2020.

 
Point Man Breakfast - TBD
We enjoyed another great breakfast at the Newburgh American Legion. We are planning to keep the breakfast meetings going, weather permitting, on a once or twice a month basis.

Meet & Greet - TBD

Point Man brothers and sisters doing a "meet and greet" at Evansville's VA clinic. Giving out snacks water and bus tokens.  Thanks for honoring our Vets!! 
 

Guest Speaker (postponed) Dennis Wimer - Director of the Indiana Department of Veterans' Services

Dennis Wimer is a US Air Force Veteran who served as a Navigator on the C-141B Starlifter.

After leaving the Air Force, Dennis has worked in multiple sectors of the economy; small private businesses, large public enterprise, non-profit, government and higher education.

 Dennis is honored to be selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve as the Director of the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Services. He brings a servants mindset to the department and is excited to lead the department to serve Indiana’s veterans and their families.

Dennis has been married for 29 years and has two children, 18 and 15. He is passionate about coaching youth soccer and enjoys the time it gives him with his children and their friends.

New Pointman Videos

Check out the Pointman of Newburgh videos on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pointmanofnewburgh/videos/2115206898807874/?t=0

https://www.facebook.com/pointmanofnewburgh/videos/2043715239251886/?t=0

Home Front supporting Veteran's in the Evansville Half Marathon:

https://www.facebook.com/pointmanofnewburgh/videos/176093683272451/?t=0
 
 

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