News Release

Veteran Association Donation Benefits Men, Women, and Youth

Church donates office equipment for non-profit start up

Pohnpei donation
Pohnpei donation
Elder William H.K. Davis Guam Humanitarian Department with wife Sister Davis, USAFA Pres.Herman Semes, Jr, and Sister McCuen with Elder McCuen LDS Asia North Area presidency 2nd counsilor.© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Charitable organizations are created to help those needing special help. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks to benefit those they can, looking for opportunities to partner with some of these organizations, sometimes helping them to get their feet on the ground.

Herman Semes Jr, current president of the US Veterans Association (USVA) based in Pohnpei, reached out to the Micronesia Guam Humanitarian Department for a donation to help them get established. The Church was happy to donate two laptop computers, a color laser printer, and toner cartridges to the USVA office. The computer and printer are for administrative use to support veterans in Pohnpei, along with training high school students in preparation to take the military exam (ASVAB)

Pohnpei Veteran certificate

The organization also serves as an advocacy, liaison, and lobby group for veterans’ interest and benefit. This will be an indispensable source of information that can be helpful for prospective enlistees prior, during, and after service in the US Armed Forces.

USVA has 102 registered members in their organization with the number increasing as veterans return to Pohnpei after retirement or ETS (Expiration of Term of Service) from the

US Armed Forces.

The purpose of organizing US Veterans of Pohnpei into an association is to be recognized by the FSM National Government, Pohnpei State Government, and the US Government to serve as a community outreach resource and information center in the State of Pohnpei for men, women, and youth seeking opportunities in the US Armed Forces.

The Church believes in the two great commandments. The first, to love the lord they God with all thy heart, and second, to love thy neighbor as thyself. Church members not only offer tithes but also offerings, making this donation possible. One hundred percent of this donation goes to aid those in need this Christmas holiday season and will bless the lives of some of the less fortunate in the community.

The Church values the members that these organizations can help and is grateful to its Church members who, through their tithes and offerings, make these donations possible. This donation will aid in this associations ability to improve the lives of many.

Pohnpei donation
Pohnpei donation
US Veterans Association (USVA) staff with donation with LDS Stake Pres. Will Rodriquez, Sister & Elder McCuen of the LDS Asia North Area, and R: Elder & Sister Davis, LDS humanitarian department Guam.© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

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