VFW Post gives back to the community

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 04:00 PM.

VFW Post 10069 is far more than a place for veterans to gather and share their experiences.

Over the past year, the VFW Post has invested tens of thousands of dollars into the community, providing funding for a host of projects from Semper Fi Sisters to the Gene Raffield Football League.

Commander Rick Armstrong this week released the community donations made by members of the Post since August 2011 and continuing through the end of 2012.

“This information is to let the community know that their local VFW is here,” Armstrong said.

From August to December 2011, the VFW Post made the following contributions:

Wewahitchka VFW Post, $1,000; American Legion Legacy Run, $500; Covenant Hospice, $5,000; Semper Fi Sisters, $1,500; Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Halloween, $500; Gene Raffield Football, $500; Relay for Life, $100; Camp Gordon Johnston Golf Tournament, $500; Octoberfest, $500; People Helping People, $500; street lights for VFW home for children, $225; The Bridge – Christmas gifts, $100; Randy Weston Family – burial, $500; Gulf County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, $800.

“This list is just a monetary amount,” Armstrong said. “The VFW does a lot more behind the scenes.”

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