October, 2015

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Thank you for your newsletter information. 

REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR NEWS ITEMS NO LATER THAN THE 10TH OF EVERY MONTH!

Keep them coming!

The Board is working hard to build up DACCS membership at the meetings. We know that you have a busy schedule but we hope that you will come to hear all of the exciting speakers we have scheduled for 2015!

2015 DACCS Officers

President – Earl Reynolds
Vice President – Pat Daniels
Secretary – Tytiana Dennis
Treasurer – Clem Oliver
Newsletter/Website – J. Adama Vacanti
Members at Large - Nicole Crews, Brooke Saunders

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DACCS Meeting
October 23, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA

Mayor
Sherman M. Saunders

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The Green Book

in Paperback will be Available
at the October 23rd Meeting


  • DACCS NEW QUARTERLY MEETINGS
    • OCTOBER 23, 2015
  • THE GREEN BOOK IS PUBLISHED ONLINE @ www.daccs.org!
  • THE ONLINE GREEN BOOK WILL BE UPDATED QUARTERLY.
  • WITH THE ONLINE GREEN BOOK YOU WILL ABLE TO:
    • DOWNLOAD IN PDF
    • VIEW IT ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
    • PRINT IT
    • SEARCH THE ENTIRE BOOK
    • SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.)
    • SEND THROUGH EMAIL
    • ADD BOOKMARKS, NOTES, AND HIGHLIGHT ONLINE (viewable only by the one that adds them)
    • YOU'RE JUST A CLICK AWAY FROM WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING @ www.daccs.org
    SUBMIT ANY CHANGES VIA THE CHANGE REQUEST FORM.

    THE GREEN BOOK in paper
    IS READY!

REMINDER: IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR
FREE
GREEN BOOKS,YOUR DUES FOR
2015 MUST BE PAID !

Two free books for individual members
Five free books for organizations

Pick-up Locations:

  • Virginia Department of Veterans Services
  • Danville Social Security Office
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area

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If you would like to be our Guest Speaker at one of the DACCS Meetings to discuss your organization, please see Pat Daniels or J. Adama Vacanti for details. Your lunch will be provided.

Do you have news to share to put in the DACCS newsletter?
If so, please contact: J. Adama Vacanti with your information.
All information is needed by the 10th of each month.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2016 or please contact J. Adama Vacanti or  Pat Daniels

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Social Security Column
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

The Day of the Dead, which falls on November 1 of each year, celebrates the accomplishments of the deceased with lively festivities including dance, decorations, and food. While the annual holiday may evoke frightful images, it’s actually a commemoration of life. Relatives gather and reminisce about the departed. As the Day of the Dead approaches, let’s honor our loved ones, and remember the importance of Social Security survivors insurance.

The loss of a family wage earner can be emotionally and financially devastating. However, Social Security survivor benefits, one of the lesser known of our benefit programs, can help secure your family’s financial future if you die. Did you know the value of the survivors benefits you have under Social Security is probably more than the value of your individual life insurance policy? In fact, 98 of every 100 children could get survivor benefits if a working parent dies. Additionally, Social Security pays more benefits to children than any other federal program.

By working and paying Social Security taxes, you’re actually earning credits for survivor benefits. Those credits could provide financial assistance to your surviving spouse, surviving divorced spouse, and unmarried children up to age 19, or at any age if your child became disabled before age 22 and remains disabled. We could also pay benefits to your stepchildren, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, adopted children, and dependent parents. The amount that your survivors receive will depend on your average lifetime earnings.

By creating a secure online my Social Security account, at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, you can access your Social Security Statement to check your earnings and obtain a survivors benefit estimate. Keep in mind, this service is only offered in English.

In the unfortunate event of a family member’s death, please notify Social Security as soon as possible. In most cases, the funeral director will report the death to Social Security. You’ll need to furnish the funeral director with the deceased’s Social Security number so he or she can make the report. If you need to apply for survivor benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also contact your local Social Security office. You don’t need an appointment to file for survivor benefits, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone.

This year, as you commence your Day of the Dead festivities, take some time and create a my Social Security account online to review your Statement. The best thing you can do for your family is to prepare as much as possible. Remember that Social Security will be here to help you and your survivors.

For more information and publications about survivor benefits, visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov or visit our Spanish language websites at www.socialsecurity.gov/espanol.

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ATTENTION VETERANS

If your DD214 has been lost, misplaced or destroyed, we can order a copy for you at no charge. Come by our office for assistance.
Vietnam veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. For a list of these diseases or to discuss eligibility and the application process, please come by our office.

Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
139A Deer Run Road
Danville, VA  24540

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Join us on a journey to healing! Coming to our area for the first time is a wonderful memorial opportunity! This program will be held in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Danville Community Out of the Darkness Walk to be held October 24, 2015 and will offer families a chance to remember their loved ones lost to suicide. Families who would like to participate in this FREE memorial opportunity must register by September 1, 2015 by contacting danville.outofthedarkness@yahoo.com or call/text LeAnne Hardy 434-688-1636.

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THE NETWORK GRANTS AVAILABLE

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Step by Step through Life with the Get Fit Dan River Region ladies Monday, October 26 from 4 to 5 pm. Nutrition, fitness and stress reduction ideas to prevent cancer or the recurrence of cancer.  Time permitting, we’ll walk on the trail adjacent to the Center. Cancer Research and Resource Center, Kennedy Hall, 103 South Main Street, Danville. 434-421-3060

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Malcom Huckabee Backpacks Program
The Malcom Huckabee Backpacks program began Oct 2 with 289 children at a Danville City elementary school.
Need monetary donations to fund the program and volunteers to help pack. Monetary donations can be made to God’s Storehouse.
Volunteers will pack on Thursday nights at 5:30pm
Contact Lauren Bartl 434-793-3663 if interested in volunteering

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday Nov 14
Kickback Jacks 8am & 9am seatings
$10/person – includes breakfast & visit with Santa
Tickets available at God’s Storehouse, Karen’s Hallmark and Woodforest National Bank (in Wal-mart)
Limit of 350 tickets, no tickets sold at the door
All profits benefit God’s Storehouse

Empty Bowls – Save the date
A fund raiser to benefit God’s Storehouse
Feb 26th
At God’s Storehouse
We are looking for potters and artists to create and donate handcrafted bowls. At the event guests will be served a simple meal of soup, bread and water in a handcrafted bowls. In exchange for a donation, guests can keep the handcrafted bowl.

Volunteers needed

God’s Storehouse is always in need of volunteers to do a variety of activities. In particular, we are looking for people to drive our vehicles to pick up donations and to work in our warehouse – processing donated food, stocking shelves and assembling food boxes. Contact Kim Rosenoff 434-793-3663 if interested in volunteering

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2015.

GREEN BOOK UPDATE!

REMEMBER THE GREEN BOOK IS
ONLINE WITH CURRENT
INFORMATION.

CHECK US OUT @ The Green Book

DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IN THE GREEN BOOK?

Go to the Change Request form and submit your changes.

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PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE USING PAYPAL OR ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD
ALSO PAY WITH A SUBSCRIPTION!

Click her to pay.