2020 Events

Accepting Donations for Open Link

Open Link is a multi-service agency serving the greater Upper Perkiomen Valley, who provides services and programs that help, educate, and empower, as well as opportunities that promote socialization and volunteerism for people of all ages to lead healthy and productive lives. https://www.theopenlink.org/  They are currently in need of:

  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Supplies (e.g. laundry detergent, all purpose cleaners, etc.)

My office is collecting these items for the Open Link to help those who need our assistance.  All donations can be dropped off at one of my district offices by March 31, 2020.  Constituents may continue donations directly to Open Link after March 31.  Questions can be directed to my office at 215-541-2388.

Korean Medal Program

I am pleased to announce that I am working with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey to invite eligible U.S. veterans to apply for the Korean War “Ambassador for Peace Medal.”  

The “Ambassador for Peace Medal” was created by the government of South Korea and will be awarded to U.S. veterans in a future presentation ceremony honoring recipients.  Eligible U.S. veterans must complete an application and provide a copy of their DD214 for verification purposes by the Korean Consulate. 

To be eligible, U.S. veterans must have served in Korea at any time during the period of June 25, 1950 through July 27, 1953.  U.S. Navy veterans are eligible if their vessel was assigned to Korean waters during this specific time. UN peacekeeping forces assigned to Korea through December 31 of 1955 are also eligible.  Medals can also be provided posthumously to family members with proper documentation.

Applications are available at my office or by visiting www.senatormensch.com/Korean-peace-medalIf you need an application to be mailed to you, or if you have questions, please call 215-541-2388.  Completed applications and a copy of your DD214 can be returned to my office or mailed to the Office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey at 200 Chestnut Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19106.  The deadline for the application is Friday, April 3, 2020.  

Again, if you have any questions, please call 215-541-2388 or email srasmussen@pasen.gov.  Please accept my most sincere appreciation to all veterans for their service and contributions.


Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

My annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast is scheduled for November 7, 2020 at the Upper Perkiomen Valley High School. Registration is required. Please check back on this page, or call my office in fall 2020 to register.