VFW goes above and beyond

By on December 27, 2017
The Reinholds VFW raised $12,000 to donate to Keystone Military Families for Stockings for Soldiers. Pictured here are (front row, left to right) Donna Rutt (auxillray secretary), Danielle Shumate (auxillary member and Stockings for Soliders coordinator), Britta Killian (auxillary president and steward), Scott Fisher (past commander). (back row, L-R) Joe Ply (assistant) and Larry Rutt (past commander). Photo by Aubree Fahringer

The Reinholds VFW raised $12,000 to donate to Keystone Military Families for Stockings for Soldiers. Pictured here are (front row, left to right) Donna Rutt (auxillray secretary), Danielle Shumate (auxillary member and Stockings for Soliders coordinator), Britta Killian (auxillary president and steward), Scott Fisher (past commander). (back row, L-R) Joe Ply (assistant) and Larry Rutt (past commander). Photo by Aubree Fahringer

The Reinholds VFW is full of unsung heroes. VFW Post 6759 was started in 1946 and has been assisting the community ever since through donations and volunteer work.

This year, the VFW has participated in several initiatives in order to raise funds for the community. In addition to being a sponsor of the Denver Fair and offering scholarships, the VFW has raised thousands of dollars for the Reinholds Ambulance, Triangle Therapeutic Riding Veterans Program, youth sports, and Jan’s Circle of Friends, to name a few.

This year, Post 6759 raised $12,000 to donate to Stockings for Soldiers, a program partnership between Blue Ridge Communications and Keystone Military Families. Stockings are stuffed with varied items such as power bars, sunscreen, medicine, hand sanitizer, socks, gloves, and other necessities and sent overseas to service men and women in every branch of the military. Each stocking costs five dollars to ship. The Post’s funds were raised through bingo fundraisers and a post donation. It will aid in shipping costs.

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