Good morning and Happy New Year! This is a good time to summarize a lot of what we did last year because it was busy!
We hosted our 15 winners from the Americanism Essay Contest in April
In May we went with our poppies to a variety of places, including NC which was something new for us this year.
We donated piles of blankets and quilts to Operation Homefront to be used for military wives' baby showers.
Vet Link opened near McGuire and we took on supporting the homeless veterans who they serve.
Participated in the Stuff Sack project by stuffing 40+ sacks that were donated to CJs Thumbs up Foundation. Many of the Sacks found their way to UVA's ER.
We interviewed and sent 4 girls to Girls State
Presented Quilts of Valor to two of our Legion Members, Joe Wadle and Herb Delbridge.
The Legion Family spent the week of Veteran's Day at Byrd Elementary reading books about the military and taking the kids through the White Table Ceremony.
Donated to Holiday Helpers Christmas House at Ft. Lee. A wonderful place where military families can shop at no cost to them.
We collected and donated canned goods and food stuffs to the Food Pantry at Goochland Cares. Fran has asked that we continue to bring items in monthly and she will take them to the Pantry.
We've worked with the Legion to help repair and fix up the rental house; besides donating funds we've spent many hours cleaning and painting. It's been a long process as everything in the house needed work and much of it still does. Help is always appreciated.