Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wellsville VFW supports Salvation Army with donation

The Salvation Army will get a boost this afternoon thanks to the members of the VFW post in Wellsville. During an event at 1:30 p.m., Post Chaplain Don Black and others will present a $500 check to the Salvation Army. During its monthly meeting, members voted to make the donation with funds coming from the organizations Bell Jar account. "The Salvation Army efforts during the holiday time are impressive and help local families tremendously so that's why we are donating that amount to them," Black said. The VFW post also hopes it can attract some new members. Black said "we are also hoping to catch the interest of younger combat veterans and increase our numbers. The reality is most of the guy's that sit around our table each month are in their late 60's to 70's with me being the youngest of the three "younger" officers at 33. We are also losing Korea Era and Vietnam Era vets at an alarming rate. We need new members to grow and continue to serve veterans on every level."