VFW providing delicious meals to help American heroes


GRAFTON—The Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3081 Auxiliary will be hosting a special event that is aimed at helping military families in their time of need.

Join the ladies of the auxiliary as they serve up a delicious barbeque dinner, complete with all the fixings on Saturday, September 5, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

“Our meals are being offered on the same day as Grafton’s annual City Wide Yard Sale, so we are hoping that hungry shoppers will stop by to grab a bite to eat,” said Auxiliary President Brenda Thompson. “The proceeds really go to a great cause!”

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 barbeque beef sandwich, served with deliciously crisp coleslaw, creamy macaroni salad and tasty baked beans.

The food will be available for carry out only, as the members of VFW Post 3081 work to continue their fight against the Coronavirus disease through their commitment to social distancing.

Individuals can purchase meals for just $7 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 and the West Virginia House,” said Thompson. “The home we have is currently in need of a new roof and a fresh coat of paint. We are also in need of furniture for the families who are utilizing the home.”

According to Thompson, the National Home for Children is a program that helps to relocate the children and spouses of deployed service members 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 service members.

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, and in this state, they can do so at the West Virginia House.

“We will also be focusing on a program called Stars, Stripes and Support, which helps military members and veterans dealing with hunger issues because of food insecurties,” revealed Thompson.

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, September 5, 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.

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