Ohio Post Helps Fellow VFW Post After Hurricane Sandy

Post offers assistance

 Hurricane Sandy left a trail of devastation along the East Coast. New York and New Jersey were hit especially hard. Many buildings, including VFW Posts, lay wasted in dire need of repair after the hurricane swept through.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, VFW Post 12067 Adjutant Bill O’Donnell wanted to offer assistance. He joined with his county’s Habitat for Humanity and assembled a crew of 12 volunteers. Many phone calls and emails later, Bill and the volunteers decided to go to Staten Island and assist VFW Post 9587 in its clean-up efforts.

The Staten Island Post was in desperate need of repair. O’Donnell’s crew worked tirelessly for six days cleaning and removing debris from the VFW Post building. The Ohio crew also joined with other local organizations during their stay, helping with sidewalk lunches and dinners.

Before departing, O’Donnell presented a check on behalf of his Post for $750 to Post 9587 Commander John Honjacki.

O’Donnell insists his work isn’t finished yet. He plans to return in early 2013 to further assist the Post and others in the immediate neighborhood.

His dedicated work and generosity toward his fellow VFW members is just one reason why the VFW can claim, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.”