Community Service

December 20, 2023, Newport News Chapter 213 helped the Yorktown DAV to make food bags to be handed out to Veterans and there family that were in need for food. A representative from Senator Wittmans office joined us at the event.

Photos by: Sabrina Yazwinsky

Photo and article by Rita Roney

Saturday, October 14, 2023 was a special day at Williamsburg Moose Lodge 757 when Moose International Chairman of the Board John Sipes stopped by for a visit. A total of $11,000 in donations to Moose Charities was presented to Mr. Sipes in his honor: Endowment Fund, Cradle Fund, Safe Surfin, AAA Moosehaven Project, ROTC, and JROTC.  Local police and fire departments attended, along with Virginia State Police, and these public servants were presented with a total of 10 dozen Tommy Moose dolls.

Photo and article by PGCPS 

"Prince George High School is part of our local community, and we're ecstatic that we could come up with this money for your girls to have a wonderful softball field." - Hopewell Moose #1472 Pres. Gloria Olinger

Monday, the Hopewell Moose Lodge #1472 presented Athletic Director Bruce Carroll and the district's athletics program with a $10,000 check to help support upgrades and enhancements to softball facilities!


Submitted by: Rita Roney

Williamsburg Moose Lodge 757 along with Moose Legion, Women of the Moose Chapter 1755, and Williamsburg Moose Riders, held a charity event on July 22, 2023 for a member that was in an accident while riding his motorcycle last month - Thus the title “deer vs motorcycle”. Another fellow brother Moose arranged for the James City County, Virginia, firetruck and ambulance from Station 4 to attend the picnic, and Riverside LifeVac helicopter also landed on our property, which was a big hit for children and adults alike!which was a big hit for children and adults alike! All three vehicles were open to visitors, and all questions were answered. The poker run, picnic, live band, and immediate responder visits made this event a true success, and brought so many community members together for a great cause.

Submitted by Bob Benjamin:

Twenty Special Olympics athletes from western Virginia competed in Virginia Beach recently.  Portsmouth Moose Lodge 898 sent pizza dinners to them and their eight chaperones at their hotel and also hosted to them for a second dinner along with DJ entertainment at Portsmouth Moose Lodge. 

Hampton Roads Moose Legion #199 (HRML 199) donated $500 towards funding the dinners.  VMA District 1 President Dave Herrin donated his DJ services.

It was a really great event.  Great job HRML 199, Dave Herrin, and Portsmouth 898!

From Bob Benjamin, Portsmouth 898 President 

On Saturday, April 16, the Portsmouth 898 Moose Riders hosted a delicious Easter Luncheon along with desserts and Easter baskets for residents of the Vetshouse in Virginia Beach.  Guest Speaker Peck Seader discussed the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a family ancestor that served as a bugler there for decades during the early 1900s.  The guests and members shared some of their military experiences and had a really fun time.  Portsmouth Lodge 898 also donated new clothing valued at more than $400 to the Vetshouse.   Great Job Portsmouth 898 Brothers and Sisters!  

Moosehaven Gazebo funded by the Virginia Moose Association