JWVAfter many months and overcoming multiple obstacles, on Jan. 9, Jewish War Veterans Atlanta Bicentennial Post 112 and the VA Medical Center had a beautiful ceremony dedicating the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) in honor of Don Bloom, known affectionately as “Mr. VA.”

Ms. Derenda McCook, Chief of Voluntary Service, represented the VA Medical Center and Bambi Bloom, Don’s daughter, was an honored participant in the ceremony. Others present included Fred Glusman Robert Max, Commander, Bob Maran, Harvey Merlin and Don Gilner.

Prior to the dedication ceremony, Ms. McCook was presented with a check for $5,000 on behalf of Post 112. This fulfilled the commitment of a total of $10,000 donation by JWV Post 112 for renovation of the MICU waiting room.

This mitzvah is a shining example of how Post 112 supports all veterans from donations received on Memorial Day and Veterans Day weekends.


Volunteers at Don Bloom MICU Dedication

  • Bambi Bloom
  • Debbie Schrodt
  • Derenda McCook
  • Robert Max
  • Bob Maran
  • Harvey Merlin
  • Fred Glusman
  • Barry Benator