Magazine article VFW Magazine

A Very Worthy Cause

Magazine article VFW Magazine

A Very Worthy Cause

Article excerpt

fter hearing about police officers in Puerto Rico needing assistance due to the ^^September hurricanes in Puerto Rico, members of VFW Post 7916 in Occoquan, Va., were ready to help. The All-American Post located 25 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., held a drive in February to raise money and gather clothing and personal items for the officers.

"We believe that this event was for a very worthy cause," Post 7916 Commander Jeff Lett said. "A lot of these officers don't have a home. They still have families, and they need everything everyone else does."

Lett, an Army veteran who served from 1982-2004, said that Post 7916 members and members of local Scout groups raised $655 and packed about 14 large boxes of clothing and other personal items for hurricane victims in the central region of Puerto Rico. …

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