The VFW will giving the public a chance to help those in need this Saturday when it has its annual flag pin sale downtown.
“We will begin collecting at 7 a.m. in the downtown area at various locations,” said VFW Post Home General Manager Carolyn Burch. “We will be selling the pins for donations so it’s whatever a person wants to give.”
Burch said the proceeds go to the many charitable works VFW Post 5064 does. They are having the sale on Armed Forces Day.
“We have a lot of veterans here that we try to help as much as we can,” Burch said, noting the money raised will go into the fund to help people locally. “We also hope the children’s home which is kind of like Ronald McDonald House but it provides a place to stay for families while veterans are recovering.”
Burch said the VFW also sponsors scholarships for local youths and sponsors the annual Voice of Democracy contest where local students can earn scholarships by competing with others in a patriotic writing contest.
“We do a lot of veterans in need and the community as a whole,” Burch said, adding Saturday’s flag drive will go a long way to helping provide the resources they need for their charitable work.