VFW Comes Through for Sandy Victims
Members’ and supporters’ efforts provide desperately needed relief to those affected
December 07, 2012
Hurricane Sandy set its sights on the eastern seaboard, VFW knew that many of its members would be
impacted by this devastating storm and would be in dire need of assistance.
asked all patriotic Americans to join with our VFW Departments, Districts,
Posts and members, and donate to VFW’s Hurricane Sandy Fund.
came through! To date, you’ve helped us raise over $155,000 for VFW members affected by Sandy. Because
of your generosity, we were able to provide rapid relief to those hit hardest by the storm, some of whom lost everything.
VFW support extended well beyond our national fundraising efforts.
Several VFW Posts stepped up in the face of this catastrophe, offering food and shelter
and collecting donated goods for those hit by the storm.
VFW Post 5796 in Kings Park, N.Y., was one of them. Soon
after the storm hit, Post members worked with community organizers and opened
the Post’s doors to serve a hot meal to about 150 area residents left without
power. The Post also collected clothing, blankets, batteries and non-perishable
7279 in Lindenhurst, N.Y., also lent a helping hand. This area was one of
the hardest hit, with many losing everything they had. Post 7279 collected items such as clothing and food and was there
to distribute desperately needed supplies.
Both of these Posts clearly demonstrated the VFW spirit by their dedication to serving their
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