GRAFTON—After having to take a short hiatus from meal prep and service, the Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3081 Auxiliary is happy to be hosting their dinners once more.
These special events are aimed at helping military families in their time of need.
Join the ladies of the auxiliary as they serve up a delicious meatloaf dinner on Saturday, July 24, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at the post home.
Make your way to the post home, located at 225 West Main Street, Grafton, to pick up dinner for you and your loved ones.
The auxiliary will be offering a mouthwatering meatloaf, served with scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad bar, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea.
The food will be available for dine in or carry out.
Individuals can purchase meals for just $12 each, and the money raised will be used to benefit programs for veterans, including two major programs that are the focus of the local post.
“One of the major programs that we will be raising funds for is the National Home for Children,” said VFW Auxiliary Post 3081 President Brenda Thompson.
According to Thompson, the National Home for Children is a program that helps to relocate the children and spouses of deployed servicemembers or veterans, when they fall on hard times.
Established in 1952, National home was created as a space for family units to remain together during an active deployment within the household. Noting that today’s military and veterans face different challenges including reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, changes have been made to programs to continue meeting the needs of servicemembers.
This non-profit agency helps families of American heroes by allowing them to take part in programs such as case management, continuing education, goal setting and both recreations and enrichment opportunities, to help them get back on their feet.
“We will also be helping raise funds for the Potomac Highland Wounded Warrior Project, which just an absolutely amazing program,” voiced Thompson. “They are a bunch of good old boys like we have here in Grafton, and they do amazing things for our veterans!”
With a mission of provide outdoor sporting opportunities to the nation’s wounded veterans in order to help their healing process, welcome them home and repay a debt of gratitude for the great sacrifices they have made, the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warrior Outreach (PHWWO) offers the brave men and women who served in the armed forces special events.
The all-volunteer organization not only provides support, but they lead them on hunting and fishing trips, as well as specialty get-together and outreach missions throughout the year, all free of charge.
Since its inception in 1914, the VFW Auxiliary has worked tirelessly to offer financial and moral support to those who need it most, so head down to the VFW 3081 Post Home on Saturday, July 24 to grab a tasty meal and help them further their work.
“We have some really great cooks that will be making this special meal, so you surely don’t want to miss out,” expressed Thompson.