From: Sunset Lion
Last September, we held the Eighth annual Sunset Lions Support Our Troops event at the local VFW. Thanks to many area businesses and people we received $6,000 plus the proceeds from the silent auction. Project New Hope and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon were recipients of the proceeds. We also sent much needed and appreciated items to men and women serving overseas. I recently received a thank you letter from them.
“Today I received your wonderful care package. Thank you very much! The ladies were excited about the soap, personal care items and clothing. Also the socks and other men’s stuff is a hit. Most of the items are already passed. I wanted you to know how much your thoughtfulness and generosity is appreciated. Thank you!”
Project New Hope is sending
to Ironwood Springs ranch in Stewartville a dozen military families who desperately need to get away, reconnect and get some counseling for the recently returned veterans.
It takes all of us working together to make this happen. We started our 9th annual fund- raiser in the spring, and this year it will again be held at the Winona VFW September 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. The silent auction is coming together well. If you have anything you would like to contribute to the auction just let me know.
If the time comes when we do not have soldiers overseas this effort will continue in order to help the veterans who suffer as a result of their service and to reward all who have served and returned to us.