Thank you for supporting our veterans

Pictured from left are Rod Leick, Chapter 684 president; Elsie Stromberg; Helen Swenson; Kathy Leick; Christopher Bonander, Silver Bay Vet Home social worker; and Arnie Stromberg.

Dear Editor:
On July 12, the Vietnam Vets of America Chapter 684 delivered almost $800 worth of personal grooming and assorted hygiene products to the Silver Bay Vets Home.

These are all items that the government doesn’t provide for them that includes after shave, combs, dental floss, dental picks, denture adhesive, denture cleaner, deodorant spray, hair spray, hand lotion, lip balm, mouthwash (Non-alcohol), nail clippers, shampoo, shaving cream, shoe polish, shoe laces, shower caps, socks, sun screen, postage stamps, T-shirts, toothpaste, shirt protectors (dark colors), tooth paste sensitive, deodorant stick, tooth brushes and for a treat, four bags of tootsie rolls. For fun, bird feeders-metal, bird feeders-wood and black oil sunflower seed were also given.

With limited funds, they are looking for donations all the time. These men and women have served their country and deserve to have these needs met. If you would like to donate to their needs, make checks payable to Vietnam Vets of America Chapter 684, P.O. Box 27, Stanchfield, MN 55080. In the memo section write Silver Bay Vets Home.

We used the money from our fundraisers to pay for these items plus we were able to help other veteran organizations as well. We donated another $1,500 to Silver Bay for the people to enjoy a fishing trip. We donated another $1,500 to Eagle’s Nest for the repair of the roofs; this is a rest and rehabilitation center for our vets. We donated another $1,500 to Patriot Dogs; this organization provides service dogs to vets that suffer from PTSD at no cost to them. We donated $500 to the Cambridge-Isanti High School for their wall to remember our veterans.

Rod Leick presents Christopher Bonander with $1,500 to the home for a fishing trip.

We really appreciate all the people that give so generously to our fundraising events. Thank you again.

Rod Leick, Chapter President
Harriet Sprague, AVVA President