Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 9:53 am
Eldridge VFW Post need funds to support Honor Flight
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Press release submitted by Duane Lynda
VFW Post 6174
1808 S. 11th Ave., Eldridge, IA 52748 * 563-285-8613
It takes about $80,000 to fully support just one Honor Flight. $30,000 of that is paid for by the Guardians that accompany the veterans and that leaves just $50,000 to sponsor a flight.
The Edward W. Knapper VFW Post 6174 is hoping that through the residents, various organizations, and businesses in the Eldridge and North Scott area that we can raise that amount to be able to say that we, as a community have fully funded one Honor Flight.
The post has opened an account at DuTrac Credit Union in Eldridge that will receive deposits from the community. If one is depositing a check, it needs to be made out to either VFW Post 6174 (with notation to HONOR FLIGHT) or it can be made out to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, as they have established a local account as well.
Honor Flight of the Quad Cities is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible
For background information: http://www.honorflightqc.com/
We are looking for donations both large and small. Pocket change to memorials, all donations are welcome. We are looking for any fundraising source that may be out there; classroom projects, neighborhood donations, sewing circles, book clubs, Sunday School collections, service organizations, and collectors clubs are all possibilities.
We will have containers placed at various businesses around town. We urge anyone that wishes to have a container placed in their place of business to call Duane Miller at 285-8613 and he will get one there for you.
This would be a great way to honor any veteran; whether it be your brother, sister, spouse, parent, grandparent, or classmate.
Our ultimate goal is to get all WWII veterans out to Washington DC to see their memorial. The number of WWII vets is diminishing every day. Korean Vets are now eligible and hopefully Honor Flights will continue long enough to be able to include Vietnam Vets as well.
The local VFW is passing along 100% of all donations. We have no administration fees to deduct from your generosity. What we take from this project is the satisfaction of getting more veterans recognized for their service to our country.