Community Service

Stuff the Saddlebags Toy run

On Dec 10, Moose Riders of Waynesboro 1309 and the Augusta County Bikers held a ride to UVA Children's Hospital with gifts collected from area businesses and lodges.

This event was covered by the local NBC news and appeared on their Sat night broadcasts.

Submitted By:

Robert Harbinson,

Waynesboro VA lodge 1309

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!

Moosehaven Gazebo funded by the Virginia Moose Association

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!

Heart of the Community

Vetshouse, Inc. Donation

The Virginia Moose Association was again honored to help support Vetshouse, Inc. as part of our Heart of the Community Fundraising Project for the 2022 VMA Mid-Year Conference. Vetshouse, Inc. is a unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. It is not a shelter, but a 12 month program providing contemporary living quarters in a group environment, assistance in job hunting, transportation, personal skills and development guidance. The Virginia Moose Association proudly raised $19,600.00 and will continue to support this organization for years to come. For more information on Vetshouse, Inc. visit: