Post 521 Members Christmas Party
Post 521, a five service post includes Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard and is open to all past and current veterans celebrated Christmas with a fun Christmas party for its members.
Thank you to the helpful "Kitchen Krew" working with the leadership of Commander Bill Miller. His "krew" included Ray Barker, Eddie Matheson, Patti Miller Bond, Bruce Bond and Ben Kaufman.
The morning of this party was blistery, freezing cold with 50 mph wind gusts. Post members Dick Udoff, Eddie Matheson, Tom Conrad and Bill DePuey stood outside Sam's Club in Owings Mills in this frigid weather selling "Buddy Poppies," raising a few dollars to benefit disabled veterans and their families. Commander Miller participated with this fundraising a different day.
Note, Buddy Poppies grow in the Field of Flanders, where many World War I veterans are buried. Another note: all proceeds from activities benefit veterans in need and their families.
Now that Christmas 2012 is history, if you have any unwanted/unused clothing, Post 521 is collecting clothing for needy veterans and their families. Members of this Post also puts efforts forth to keep unfortunate homeless vets warm!
During the holidays, this columnist was aware of a veteran who was in jeopardy of foreclosure on his home and had no money for Christmas gifts for his family. Naturally, Post 521 came to the rescue and gave this veteran some needed dollars to save his home as well as a few dollars for family Christmas gifts.
If you would like to contribute/donate needed dollars to benefit veterans in need, you can mail your check to Post 521, with notation, "For Needy Veterans," to VFW, 214 Tollgate Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
If you would like to donate any unused clothing you are no longer wearing to help needy veterans, call the Post at 410-356-6578 and someone, can inform you when/where you can drop your usable clothing off.
This columnist, Post 521 members and the needy veterans and their families extend a gargantuan "thank you" in advance, for whatever you can donate. Thank you for caring and sharing!
Veterans, serving with pride and honor, protected our country for many years. Many lost their lives; now, some needy vets need us!
For more info, call Commander Bill Miller at 410-356-6578. If he is not available, please leave a message. Again, thank you!
Hospitalized vets need things like shampoo, body wash, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, brushes, notepaper and pens. If you have any of the above available and would like to contribute, anything is appreciated!
Thanking you in advance for any consideration of any contribution!
Note: Holocaust survivor, the informative and interesting Deli Strummer is available to speak to your club, organization, school, college/university classes, veterans organizations, brotherhoods, sisterhoods, family circles, senior centers regarding this horrific time in history.
Many above hospitalized, needy and homeless veterans are survivors World War II.
For more info/speaking arrangements, call Deli at 410-296-7121, or visit her website at http://www.delistrum