Enumclaw’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1949 is soliciting donations to help defray the cost of roof repairs to our building.
In 2018, we had to replace the aging roof; it was beyond just patching. The cost was substantial, but we were able to cover most of it from reserve funds.
However, we had to borrow the rest, and those debts are coming due. Although we have received some donations, we are still in need of $25,000, thus our reaching out to the community for assistance to help raise the remaining funds.
The Post building is critical to our mission of “Honoring the dead by helping the living.” The building provides free memorial services, veteran or not. It provides free community space to organizations such as the Enumclaw Garden Club, Plateau Quilters, and the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation. It is home to Cub Scout Pack 500 and Boy Scout Troop 422. It serves as an office for Post Service Officers to work with veterans needing assistance.
Some might ask about the funds we solicit each spring and fall when we give out Buddy Poppies. These funds can only be used to assist needs veterans and their families, and to support Americanism activities such as donating flags.
In closing, we encourage the citizens of the community to donate whatever amount they wish. All donations are tax-deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations can be mailed to the Post at: VFW Post 1949 PO Box 14, Enumclaw, WA, 98022.
The post can also accept donations by credit card. Those wishing to donate by credit card should call the Post Quartermaster at 206-245-4226.
All donors will receive a receipt and have their names added to a plaque commemorating those who have assisted us.
Vincent E. Fischetti
Senior Vice Post Commander, VFW Post 1949