Letters to the Editor

VFW appreciates all the community support

The Enumclaw VFW post greatly appreciates the generosity of Plateau residents during our November Buddy Poppy Campaign. We are always amazed at the generous giving of our neighbors, especially during these tough financial times.

We are often asked what the contributions are used for. The funds we collect during our spring and fall Poppy Campaigns can only be used to assist veterans, active military and the families of both; and to promote patriotism (the flags and brochures we give out, as an example). None of the funds are used to operate the post.

Some examples of these programs are:  Providing cash grants to veterans in need;  sending Christmas packages to our overseas troops;  providing Christmas baskets to local needy veterans and/or their families; contributing cash and materials to Fisher House (housing for families of active duty military in local medical facilities) and Compass House (a program to get homeless vets off the streets), and providing a Christmas dinner and gifts to military and their families in the Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion who are unable to go home for the holidays (The WTB is composed of active duty members undergoing medical rehabilitation from combat wounds).

Again, thank you to all who so generously gave.

Elbert Reed, quartermaster

VFW Post 1949


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